Totem Series (age 8 - 14)

Totem Series - overview

This series takes older, reluctant readers from the CVC words through to vowel digraphs. (Phases 2-5 of Letters and Sounds). Interest age 8 - 14

Totem series is an exciting, fresh start for older pupils that builds up their reading skills from CVC (consonant/vowel/consonant) level. This highly-structured, cumulative series includes 12 books which cover the essential phonics foundations that a 'catch-up' reader will need.

Totem Series follows the same phonic sequence as the Alba Series and can be used in parallel. It precedes and builds up towards the Talisman Series. Designed to appeal to older reluctant readers with exciting and motivating stories and illustrations. Talisman playing cards, linked to the popular quest series, are an additional teaching resource that will re-engage catch-up readers.