Part of a series of graded readers using the highly acclaimed Superphonics approach. 'Big Bath Band' focuses on the following sounds: double consonants, e.g. 'ss' as in 'kiss', blended consonants, e.g. 'ng' as in 'bang' and two or three consonants together, e.g. 'spl' as in 'splash', and 'nd' as in 'band'.
Ruth Miskin is a leading authority on phonics and the teaching of reading. She has over 20 years' teaching experience and until recently was head teacher of Kobi Nazrul School, Tower Hamlets, London. She was an adviser to the National Literacy Strategy and is now national training director of Success for All, a literacy programme which trains British teachers.
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