Talisman 2 from Phonic Books quizzed for AR

By Chris Jarosh
Book cover for Reunited in the Talisman 2 series

Talisman 2 by Tami Reis-Frankfort is published by Phonic Books

The Talisman 2 series has just been quizzed for Accelerated Reader. Published by Phonic Books, this series aims to plug gaps in older students’ understanding of phonics. Hi/Lo books such as these are often very popular with AR users, so we are pleased to have made them available for quizzing.

The books follow the first sequence, in which Zak is given a mysterious enchanted talisman on his birthday. In this second set of ten books, Zak embarks upon a new quest to defeat the Dark Master. The talisman is broken and remade, and Zak faces more dangers and adventures as he strives to save the day.

The books are written for older, reluctant readers – the publishers suggest an age range of 8 to 14 years old. The Book Levels are very low, however, ranging from 2.2 to 3.6. This is a fairly unusual high interest / low reading level series in that it teaches word constructions based on the phonics system.

Each book focuses on a few phonic sounds and introduces vocabulary accordingly. Some words are given in a broken-up format at the bottom of each page as an aid for the reader. This format helps to support struggling readers as they acquire new vocabulary – some of the words introduced this way are relatively complicated compared to the overall Book Levels.

Hi/Lo books are among those we try to prioritise when quizzing books. Our FAQs page contains some further information about how we prioritise titles.

Posted on 24 January 2014 at 2:31 pm
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