Level 2 books

The twenty books in Level 2 introduce the sounds (phonemes) and their spelling choices (graphemes) not covered in Level 1. Readers can continue to gain confidence by building upon words that were introduced in earlier stories.

Many teachers have commented that the illustrations in the Preliminary and Level 1 books provide an excellent focus for discussions, so the same style has been retained for Level 2. Tutor’s notes emphasise discussion topics and teaching points.

Relevant topics
The characters in Level 2 books include teenagers, families, workers and Indigenous people, along with refugees and other new arrivals to Australia.

Topics include work-related issues including health and safety, and the need for training.

Several stories focus on finding suitable accommodation. Others feature food, music, relationships and learning to drive. Humour, of course, is frequently present.

The books are available individually or in packs of ten:

   Level 2: Books   1-10 (Pack C)

   Level 2: Books 11-20 (Pack D)

Each book includes extensive teaching notes and ideas to assist volunteer tutors.


Level 2: Books 1-10 (Pack C)

Book Title IPA Phoneme
1 Music festival

y  as in you
ng as in ring

2 A new future for Trudy and Luke
oo  as in boot
3 Agatha's goat g  as in got
4 The passport p  as in pet
5 Thelma's three husbands th  as in thin
6 Naughty! or  as in horse
7 The welder who worried

w as in wet
8 Chicken, chips or Chinese? 
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ch  as in chop
9 Do cats like
cowboy movies?
ow  as in brown
10 Helen's shed h  as in heat

These books can be ordered individually or as a set (Level 2, Pack C).

Level 2: Books 11-20 (Pack D)

Book Title IPA Phoneme
11 Flat mates f  as in fit
12 Hurt at work ir  as in stir
13 Teenage mum and dad oy  as in boy
14 My mother the plumber m  as in mother
15 Nok says NO! n  as in neat
16 The new driver
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v as in van
17 A new career for Kia ear  as in dear
18 Outback track air  as in fair
19 Didgeridoo on tour

our  as in tour
j  as in jet
20 Refugee Revision


These books can be ordered individually or as a set (Level 2, Pack D).


Outback track