Word Sparks combines phonics teaching and practice with stretching vocabulary to tackle the word gap, drawing on Oxford's database of ambitious words found in lots of different written contexts.
The partner texts are designed to be shared with an adult, with the adult reading the page with richer language and the child reading the phonically decodable text. Regular texts are fully decodable, aligned to the Letters and Sounds sets (From Lilac to Orange) and intended to be read by the child. The Turquoise to Lime + books support progression and fluency and have a variety of different genres. For schools that are adopting the ELS SSP, Lilac to Orange packs are ideal for topping up existing stock of the Oxford reading books in the SSP programme or alongside your existing Letters and Sounds resources.