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A Duck in a Sock: Four Phonics Stories

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60 pages

Summary

Meg & Greg: A Duck in a Sock includes four short-chapter, hi-lo, phonics stories written for children ages 6-9 who are struggling to learn how to read because of dyslexia or another language-based learning difficulty. The stories are written for shared reading between an experienced reader and a learner. The parts of the story for the learning reader have carefully controlled vocabulary and spellings, and they follow a phonics approach. The experienced reader's text helps to keep the story interesting and engaging for kids ages 6-9.

In these stories, best friends Meg and Greg, both 10 years old, get up to all sorts of adventures involving animals. Jump inside the book to join in!

Elspeth Rae is a certified Orton Gillingham teacher for children with dyslexia and other language-based learning difficulties. She runs the 44 Sounds Orton Gillingham Learning Studio where she teaches reading, spelling, and writing to children ages 4–12. She lives with her husband and three children in Vancouver, BC.
Rowena Rae has an M.A. in science writing and two biology degrees. She works as a freelance editor and children’s writer. She has written science and nature articles for a children’s magazine, Yes Mag, and writes nonfiction books. She lives with her two children in Victoria, BC.

Elisa Gutiérrez is an award-winning book designer and illustrator. She is author/illustrator of Picturescape and Letter Lunch, the first of which was shortlisted for a BC Books Prize. She lives with her husband and two children in Vancouver, BC.

Praise for A Duck in a Sock:
“I would definitely recommend these books to parents, OG practitioners, and teachers.” –Orton Gillingham Trainer & Practitioner
“It’s fantastic to have a book series that concentrates on a particular phonogram without extra words that students aren’t able to read.” –Orton Gillingham Trainer & Practitioner

“[This Meg & Greg book] fills a gap for dyslexic students.” –Executive Director of Prospects Centre for Multisensory Learning (Orton-Gillingham)

“It worked well for us. It made for a nice story time for us together.” –Mom of a 7-year-old reluctant reader

“I like the spiral approach of building on the phonograms with each story. This is a really important thing for her when choosing homeschool materials of any sort – literature, math, science etc.” –Homeschooling mom of six children

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