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Maverick Early Reader Yellow Book Band

Learn to Read with Maverick

Maverick guided reading scheme with book bands ratified by the Institute of Education, University of London

Yellow Band Structure

  • 110-140 words, one story per book with a quiz.
  • Words with the following long vowel graphemes: ai  ee  igh  oa  oo  ar  or  ur  ow  oi  ear  air  ure  er: ai as in rain, ee as in feet, igh as in night, oa as in boat, oo as in food or book, ar as in cart, or as in fork, ur as in fur, ow as in now, oi as in boil, ear as in fear, air as in hair, ure as in pure, er as in ladder. 
  • Words of up to three syllables are used as needed for the story, as long as they are decodable and familiar.
  • Up to two short sentences per page, using natural and predictable language and reported speech.
  • Stories are still mostly familiar and straightforward, but some may be more surprising and unusual.