The Cup is a low level phonics reading book, providing extra focus on specific letters and sounds and high frequency words introduced in this phase. It focuses on the high frequency words the, to, and. The Cup covers the first set of basic letters and sounds that students meet in Phase 2 of Letters and Sounds, the UK Government's synthetic phonics reading programme, but can be used for phonics reading practice to support any phonics programme. This title is part of Ransom Reading Stars, a structured reading programme for learning to read english. The series starts with a complete range of phonics titles to support any phonics teaching programme, and then provides a range of structured readers following the Book Band system.