Ben can cook good jerk chicken. But when he falls off the ladder, who will run his chicken van? Ben's Jerk Chicken Van is a low level phonics reading book. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this 481-word fiction story features a fully decodable text, suitable for struggling teen and adult readers.
Ben's Jerk Chicken Van uses a carefully limited set of letters and sounds to make up all the words. (For UK schools this relates to Phase 3 of Letters and Sounds, the UK Government's synthetic phonics reading programme.)
Ben's Jerk Chicken Van is part of Ransom's Neutron Stars, a structured reading programme for teens and adults learning the basics of reading. The series offers progression through ten levels of reading, four phonics and six coloured book bands.
More information on the structure of the scheme can be found here.
The Editor of this series Stephen Rickard is a writer and publisher, and has written and developed many award-winning books and software titles. He specialises in books that develop reading skills and an enthusiasm for reading in reluctant and struggling readers.The books are written by a range of well known authors.