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Early Words Guided Readers

Set One

Set One of the Early Words Readers feature the first words in the Early Words programme.

These stories are Level 1 (Magenta 1) readers. Includes discussion points and a follow up activity.

High frequency words: Mum, is, the, The, Here, here, a, A, can

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#1: Mum

A beautifully illustrated story about all the things Mum does in her busy day, finishing with a nice cuddle with Ashok.

  • Level: 1
  • Running words: 16
  • High frequency word: Mum
#2: Mum is Exercising

Kiri helps Mum with all of her exercising activities.

  • Level: 1
  • Running words: 24
  • High frequency word: is
#3: The Toy Shop

Follow Pippa as she goes to the toy shop to find and buy a toy as part of her birthday present.

  • Level: 1
  • Running words: 17
  • High frequency word: the
#4: The Cat

Billi the cat lives with Ashok. We learn what kind of activities Billi enjoys doing throughout his day.

  • Level: 1
  • Running words: 32
  • High frequency word: The
#5: The Party

Pippa celebrates her fifth birthday party with her friends Kiri, Ashok and Jake for cake and other party treats.

  • Level: 1
  • Running words: 32
  • High frequency word: Here
#6: First Day of School

Pippa has just turned five and this colourfully illustrated story is about her first day at school.

  • Level: 1
  • Running words: 31
  • High frequency word: here
#7: Fruit Salad

This beautifully illustrated book is about the children making a big fruit salad to eat at school. We also get to meet two new characters, Shen and Sun.

  • Level: 1
  • Running words: 33
  • High frequency word: revision book
#8: Mum’s Picture

We watch Kiri selecting various coloured crayons to draw a pretty picture of her mum for a class display.

  • Level: 1
  • Running words: 38
  • High frequency word: a
#9: Smelly

Smells, smells, smells! We follow Pippa around as she discovers there are lots of smelly things around her home and nearby park. We also meet Spud the dog for the first time.

  • Level: 1
  • Running words: 31
  • High frequency word: A
#10: Playing with Mum

Ashok loves it when his mum plays with him. We get to watch them as they enjoy kicking, running, throwing, climbing and doing other fun activities together.

Includes discussion points and a follow up activity.

  • Level: 1
  • Running words: 25
  • High frequency word: can
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