What Does This Website Offer?

The 500 books website is unique in providing opportunities to link teaching core reading skills, that everyone is agreed that children must master (for example, synthetic phonics skills) with real books. The guidance offered on using the website, and skill matching, is also distinctive since it is based on research that is derived from psychological theory. Thus, those using the website can be confident that they can develop children’s essential phonic and sight word decoding skills through the best available children’s literature. They can also feel reassured that children will have more than enough opportunities to apply their emerging skills to books that will give stimulate, entertain and help them to develop a love of reading.