The Read Write Inc. Phonics storybooks provide structured practice for children in decoding words and reading through phonics. Each set of books is carefully graded so children can read them with confidence. Read Write Inc. Phonics storybooks help parents support their child by: BL Using Ruth Miskin's successful tried-and-tested phonic methodology for reading success BL Offering practical and effective advice in guiding their child through every story BL Building confidence using fun and engaging stories with opportunities for talk and praise throughout The structured phonic stories in Books 3a and 3b are written for children to gain confidence as they read one whole story to a parent from beginning to end with plenty of phonics practice. Red Ned Book 3b is a fun, lively story about a father who builds a robot to help with house chores. Things begin well as Ned the robot dusts and cleans but then things get out of control. Ned collapses and Dad has to put him back together again. Every rhyming story uses artwork by Tim Archbold, who uses a style that has been likened Quentin Blake's, which children love. It is recommended that parents use the RWI Phonics Speed Sound Flashcards Set 1 to practice before and alongside children reading any of the RWI story books. Reading steps for success: BL Practise reading the Speed Sounds before each story BL Read the Red and Green words before each story BL Read the story to decode every word BL Re-read the story to reinforce meaning BL Re-read the story for fluency RWI Level in Schools: Although these books have been created for the home market, they have been written to Purple Level of the RWI school books. The creator, Ruth Miskin is currently involved in a series of nationwide training programmes for primary schools, commissioned by the UK government's Department for Education and Skills.