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Top Dog

Step 3 contains two stories that build on the phonics learnt in previous books and focus on the sound and letter combinations: m, d, g, o, c, k, ck.

  • Level: Beginner
  • Page Count: 32 Pages
  • Suitable for: 4-5 years


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Early Years
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Learning Materials

Top Dog Activity Sheet
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Audio UK

Top Dog and Pom Pom Audio
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Top Dog is Sick Audio
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Grapheme: m
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Grapheme: d
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Grapheme: g
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Grapheme: o
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Grapheme: c
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Grapheme: k
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Grapheme: ck
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Series Overview

For over thirty-five years, the best-selling Read it yourself with Ladybird has helped children learn to read.

All titles feature essential key words. Story-specific words are repeated to practise throughout.

Designed to be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school.

All titles include comprehension questions or puzzles, guidance notes and book band information for schools.

This Level 0 title is designed for children who are developing their synthetic phonics skills. Books 1 to 12 introduce letters and sounds in a systematic order.

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