Five or so years of writing practice have culminated in my latest series: The Exciting Adventures of The Red Fox. In part one, we were introduced to The Red Fox (“The fox is red”). In part two, we learned of The Red Fox’s latest toy:
The red fox has a box.
Hit the box, red fox!
The red fox hit the box.
Part three was The Red Fox Fell Into a Pond and Got Wet.
Next up, The Red Fox Can Run.
Thrilling! Look at the character development, the fox’s deftly woven and complex love-hate relationship with his new toy. Can’t wait for next week 😉
Erm, yeah. The fox will discover he can run. Then he will get hot. And pant. And sit in front of the fan. What a journey of self-discovery for the fox!
Writing easy, yet interesting phonics readers is hard. I’ve done a couple for students who needed really limited texts and they were always a stretch. My interesting illustrations always made for a laugh.
This is true. There is definitely an art to it. Luckily, I. is so thrilled at actually being able to read a sentence or three that the actual content doesn’t matter much at this point.