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In A Pony for a Day, Ella spends a day at a riding school where she finds out how to ride and look after a pony. Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series. The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
A beautiful poetry book by June Crebbin exploring the themes of wildlife, the seasons and life's simple pleasures. Gold/Band 9 fiction offers developing readers literary language and stories with distinctive characters. Text type: A poetry book A map of the places the poems explore on pages 22 and 23 provide recapping opportunities. Curriculum links: Literacy: Shape poetry and calligrams; Science: Plants and animals in the local environment. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Jump on a magical bus and take a tour of strange and wonderful lands in this wonderfully imaginative poem by June Crebbin. Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. This book focuses on adjacent consonants with long vowel phonemes. Pages 14 and 15 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level June Crebbin tells this traditional magical tale. When Prince Ivan meets Grey Wolf, the two set out on an adventure that takes them to three different castles. Can they win three prizes, or will Prince Ivan pay with his life? Band info: Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type: A traditional tale from another culture Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Leaves of gold and crimson Curl crisply on the street, Their papery voices chatter As they crunch beneath my feet. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. Text type - A poetry collection. Curriculum links - Geography: 'use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather'. Check comprehension and embed learning with a reader response spread on pages 22-23.
Lady Jane has a taste for Elizabethan adventure in this spirited historical Racing Read. Lady Jane Hargrave is a reluctant maid of honour at the court of Queen Elizabeth I - but before she knows it she is appearing in a Shakespeare play, helping Francis Drake fight off the Spanish Armada and saving the Queen's life. Long live the Queen! Long live adventure!
Based around the nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence , these three stories expand the stories of the king, the queen and the maid in amusing and modern ways! Walker Stories support beginner readers making the transition from picture books in an engaging, entertaining and accessible way. Each title features three highly-illustrated, individual short stories linked by one character, so readers can build familiarity and confidence.
A lively and engaging Starters title for beginner readers illustrated by acclaimed picture book artist Polly Dunbar, with a friendly text and stylish two-colour illustrations. Lucy and the Firestone is part of Walker Starters, a wonderfully fun and friendly series for beginner readers. The firestone in the Royal Lighthouse has gone out! Lucy, the Lighthouse Keeper's daughter, must follow clues in a riddle to find another one before it's too late. This is a charming and uplifting story told through a range of writing styles, including hand-lettered speech bubbles, signs and reports. The illustrations, which appear on every page, are lively and stylish, and play an active part in helping children understand the text.
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