Sunshine Starters is a program designed to engage beginning readers with quality content and provide them with the structure and supports they need to become successful readers. The program is based on the five pillars of reading; phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency.

Sunshine Starters features:

  • Highly engaging fiction and non-fiction texts covering levels 1–18
  • Careful introduction and development of skills with an overview provided on the inside back cover of each book
  • Comprehensive guided reading teaching notes
  • High-frequency words presented as flash cards on the inside front cover of each book
  • Comprehension task on the outside back cover

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    Sunshine Starters Pack 1 – Levels 1-5, 1 x 60 Titles

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    Sunshine Starters Pack 2 – Levels 6-8, 1 x 36 Titles

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    Sunshine Starters Pack 5 – Levels 16-18, 1 X 36 Titles

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    Sunshine Starters Complete Single Pack – Levels 1-18, 1 x 215 titles

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    Sunshine Starters Complete Guided Reading Pack – Levels 1-18, 6 x 215 titles

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Free Teaching Notes
Comprehensive guided reading lesson plans are available for all titles and can be downloaded from our website.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Sunshine Starters program focuses on the five essential skill areas that all students need to develop into successful readers. Evidence-based findings have identified these key areas as:

  • PHONEMIC AWARENESS
  • PHONICS
  • VOCABULARY
  • COMPREHENSION
  • FLUENCY

FICTION

The Sunshine Starters fiction titles have been designed to hook students in from the cover and then keep them reading right up to the very last enjoyable page! Our talented authors have written stories that even feature footloose flamingoes and runaway pants! There are an abundance of fun stories that your students will want to read.

SOUND STRUCTURE

All titles have been carefully levelled using reading recovery criteria so that the gradient of difficulty supports beginning readers. Careful consideration is given to the size and spacing of the text, the connection between illustration and text and also the complexity of the language and sentence structures.

NON-FICTION

The new Sunshine Starters non-fiction texts are perfect for sparking students’ natural curiosity about the world around them. Including high interest topics, the books will help students to develop their general knowledge and expand their vocabulary.

TEXT TYPES

Students are introduced to a range of different text types including factual reports, recounts, procedural texts, persuasive texts and explanations.

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