The winning edge


Three friends enter a talent quest with their band, the 3 Jays. Their main rival is a band called the Swan Queens. One Swan Queens band member wants to win so badly that she tries to sabotage the 3 Jays’ performance, but other band members come to the rescue. In the end, all is forgiven. This story features the same characters as Rock it! in Reading Road 1 but stands alone as an independent story.

Phonics overview (see Teacher Resources page for more details):

  • Builds on knowledge gained from Reading Road 3 and Reading Road 4 (simple code, complex code, 46 alternate graphemes)
  • Introduction of 24 new alternate graphemes for known phonemes
  • Inside front cover focuses on some of the alternate graphemes and gives focus words for the book
  • Inside back cover gives suggested discussion points for after reading
  • Reinforcement and consolidation of phonics knowledge learnt in the Sunshine Phonics Decodables programme
  • All new, modern characters and story themes that upper primary age students can relate to
  • Full-colour age-appropriate illustrations
  • 28 pages
  • 148mm x 210mm
  • Free teaching notes and student worksheets available from the Teacher Resources page