Ladybird Readers is an ELT graded reader series for children aged 3-11 learning English as a foreign or second language. The series includes traditional tales, popular characters, modern stories, and non-fiction.
Beautifully illustrated and carefully written by language learning experts, the series combines the best of Ladybird content with the structured language progression that will help children develop their reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills.
The eight levels follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR) and include language activities that provide preparation for the Cambridge English Pre-A1 to A2 (YLE) tests.
Visit the Ladybird Readers website for more information. The unique code provided in each printed book will provide access to audio, extra activities and learning resources.
Ladybird Readers Starter Level 13: The Big Ship, a Starter level Reader, introduces phonics and sight words. Each book contains two versions of the story: the first with single words focusing on phonics, with the emphasis on letter recognition and pronunciation; the second with short sentences introducing sight words.
Phonics: ai ee oa oo
Sight words: let me my too
Theme: Exploring our world
The Big Ship - Ladybird Readers Starter Level 13