ORT Traditional Tales

Traditional Tales

Timeless stories with clear phonic progression

  • Free online support to enrich the storytelling experience
  • Inspire children's writing with the storymap in every book
  • Teaching Handbook by series advisor Nikki Gamble with advice and photocopiable sheets for every story
  • Extended versions of Levels 1-5 stories to develop a broad and rich vocabulary
  • Stunning illustrations - each by a different artist
  • Looking for a phonics programme? Traditional Tales is aligned to Essential Letters and Sounds, our easy-to-use, DfE validated phonics programme.

Series contains:

  • 40 fully decodable stories
  • From Level 1 to Level 9
  • Teaching Handbook with advice and activity sheets
  • Free online support - eBooks, storyteller videos and teaching notes
  • Free online PD from Nikki Gamble
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View structure chart (PDF)View teaching sequence (PDF)

Brand-new blending books to support Letters and Sounds

Little Blending Books for Letters and Sounds

Perfect for practising sounding and blending

Little Blending Books have been written specially to help children practise blending, and are aligned to Letters and Sounds Sets and Phases. They are ideal for use alongside other Oxford reading programmes.

What does Oxford Reading Tree deliver?

Structure chart

Oxford Reading Tree course structure

See an overview of Oxford Reading Tree


Support materials

Find activity sheets, teaching notes, a reading record and more

Book an appointment with a rep

Book an appointment

Get free advice and resource support with a visit from your local educational consultant

Curriculum Chart

2019 Ofsted Framework

See how Oxford Reading Tree supports the 2019 Ofsted Framework.

Assess progress in reading and writing with Oxford Reading Tree

Assessment in Oxford Reading Tree (PDF)

Your guide to raising reading standards

Curriculum Chart

Curriculum information

Find out how Oxford Reading Tree can help you deliver key aims of the Primary National Curriculum

Case study

Case studies

See Oxford Reading Tree in action

More from Traditional Tales

The Little Red Hen

Free eBook

Traditional Tales Level 1 The Little Red Hen eBook

Level 1 Teaching Notes

Level 1 Teaching Notes

Traditional Tales Level 1 Teaching Notes

Tradition Tales Wallpaper

Traditional Tales Wallpaper - Aladdin (JPG)

Download this free wallpaper/background for any PC or MAC

The King and His Wish

Free eBook

Traditional Tales Level 2 The King and His Wish eBook

Level 2 Teaching Notes

Level 2 Teaching Notes

Traditional Tales Level 2 Teaching Notes

Traditional Tales Doorhangers

Traditional Tales Door Hangers (JPG)

Print off and cut out off these fun free door hangers with beautiful series illustrations

The Frog Prince

Free eBook

Traditional Tales Level 6 The Frog Prince eBook

Level 6 Teaching Notes

Level 6 Teaching Notes

Traditional Tales Level 6 Teaching Notes

Traditional Tales Bookmarks

Traditional Tales Bookmarks (JPG)

Print off and cut out off these free bookmarks with beautiful series illustrations

East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Free eBook

Traditional Tales Level 9 East of the Sun West of the Moon eBook

Level 9 Teaching Notes

Level 9 Teaching Notes

Traditional Tales Level 9 Teaching Notes

Free online support

Free support for writing

Videos, eBooks and storymaps to inspire writing.

Also available on our eBook libraries

Oxford Owl illustration

eBook libraries on Oxford Owl

Selected titles from this series are available as part of our eBook library subscriptions, perfect for use in the classroom or to share books with children to read at home.