Oxford Reading Tree - Word Sparks

Introducing Word Sparks - fully decodable books that tackle the word gap too!

Word Sparks is a series of 104 fiction and non-fiction titles combining an explicit emphasis on vocabulary with systematic synthetic phonics practice.

They are helping to tackle the Word Gap by focusing on the words that matter, each book has a number of focus words highlighting key 'Tier 2' vocabulary. These words are important for children to learn, while they are not usually used in everyday language, they are found in lots of different written contexts.

The sets at Oxford Levels 1-6 include both Partner Texts and Regular Texts. The Partner Texts designed for an adult and child to read together. The adult reads the part with richer language, while the child reads phonically decodable text.

Regular Texts - Levels 1 to 6 are fully decodable, designed to be read by the child but with 'focus word' boxes, which are designed for an adult to discuss with the child.

Books at Oxford Levels 7 to 12 adhere to a reliable structure that supports their progress and helps you match every child to the right book. These books are designed to support comprehension and fluency while further developing children's vocabulary with 'focus word' boxes, which are designed for an adult to discuss with the child.