The Oxford Reading Tree has been developed to teach children to read in finely graded, progressive steps. It is used in 80% of UK primary schools and in many international schools. The stories have been written using a mix of high frequency and phonic words which can be blended and sounded out. Children can readily identify with the characters Kipper, Biff and Chip and the stories often have a surprise ending.
I am able to facilitate guided group reading because we have seven copies of each reading book. Here, "Links to Literacy" is extremely well resourced. We also have multiple copies of easy-to-read poetry books and factual books.
There are different activities, games and comprehension activities designed around the books which are completed in the class and as part of homework.