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Progress in Writing and Grammar Book 1

Progress in Writing and Grammar Book 1

Author: Keith West Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/09/2019

Help your students make good progress in Key Stage 3 English with our popular series, now updated for the new curriculum. The Aiming for series provides targeted support for all ability levels to help every student move forward from their achievement at Key Stage 2 towards GCSE success. This revised edition of Aiming for Level 3 Writing offers student-friendly explanations and activities to build, develop and extend students' literacy skills, showing them precisely what they need to do to progress. Whether you're looking for a one-off lesson, snappy starters or a longer programme of study, these flexible resources are designed to fit around the needs of your teaching and your classes. Now refreshed to reflect the text types and skills in the new Key Stage 3 curriculum, the Writing and Grammar books also offer comprehensive coverage of the grammar objectives set out in the appendix to the Key Stage 2 English Programme of Study. This Aiming for book is the perfect starting point for students arriving at secondary school with a secure Level 5 or a low Level 6 in writing. It will help you to * target areas of underperformance, with a chapter on each writing skill written at the right level by experienced teachers and consultants * develop the essential writing and grammar skills, with clear, accessible explanations, inspiring examples and lively follow-up activities * build confidence in grammar to improve students' writing by exploring the effects of other writers' choices * motivate and engage students, with exciting stimulus texts, fresh approaches to learning and a clear, colourful layout * embed Assessment for Learning in your day-to-day teaching, with clear learning objectives, criteria for self and peer assessment on every double-page, and end of chapter checklists to help students understand how to progress * gather evidence for periodic assessments, with the `Apply your skills' tasks designed to build writing stamina and independence * plan ahead without the stress, with ready-to-use double-page lessons and a teacher guide at the back of the book * support the transition to Key Stage 3 by reinforcing and building on the writing skills taught at Key Stage 2.

Progress in Reading Book 1

Progress in Reading Book 1

Author: Keith West Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2014

Help your students make good progress in Key Stage 3 English with our popular series, now updated for the new curriculum. The Aiming for series provides targeted support for all ability levels to help every student move forward from their achievement at Key Stage 2 towards GCSE success. This revised edition of Aiming for Level 3 Reading offers student-friendly explanations and activities to build, develop and extend students' literacy skills, showing them precisely what they need to do to progress. Whether you're looking for a one-off lesson, snappy starters or a longer programme of study, these flexible resources are designed to fit around the needs of your teaching and your classes. This Aiming for book is the perfect starting point for students arriving at secondary school with a secure Level 2 or a low Level 3 in reading. It will help you to *target areas of underperformance, with a chapter on each key reading skill written at the right level by experienced teachers and consultants * develop the essential reading and commentary skills with clear, accessible explanations, inspiring examples and lively follow-up activities *build confidence in grammar analysis by exploring the effects of writers' choices *motivate and engage students, with exciting stimulus texts, fresh approaches to learning and a clear, colourful layout *embed Assessment for Learning in your day-to-day teaching, with clear learning objectives, criteria for self and peer assessment on every double-page, and end of chapter checklists to help students understand how to progress *gather evidence for periodic assessments, with the `Apply your skills' tasks designed to build writing stamina and independence *plan ahead without the stress, with ready-to-use double-page lessons and a teacher guide at the back of the book *support the transition to Key Stage 3 by reinforcing and building on the reading skills taught at Key Stage 2 *lay the foundations for GCSE success, with coverage of new skills such as summary and synthesis, and an expanded focus on Shakespeare and literary non-fiction.

Fast Cars

Fast Cars

Author: Keith West Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2012

Everything you ever wanted to know about motorsport: the cars, the races, the drivers, the records. This book showcases the best fast cars from 1901 to today and includes an interview with Ben Collins (a.k.a. the Stig) on what it's like to drive Batman's and James Bond's cars. *Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3c to Level 3b in reading. *Support comprehension with the stunning photos of the best ever cars and the best ever stunts. *Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book.

Unsolved Mysteries

Unsolved Mysteries

Author: Keith West Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2012

What did happen to the crew of the Marie Celeste? And is there really a Loch Ness monster? Read about nine unsolved mysteries including an abandoned ship; unfathomable escapes; disappearing boats and planes; a time traveller and even signs of life on other planets. Can you tell the facts from the fiction to work out what really happened? *Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3b to Level 3a in reading. *Support comprehension with the engaging images for each mystery. *Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book.

Sophie's Rules Band 14/Ruby

Sophie's Rules Band 14/Ruby

Author: Keith West Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2011

Dana has started her new school and is keen to meet new friends, but Sophie isn't making it easy for her. When Dana decides to stand up to Sophie and her gang, everything changes. Written by Keith West and accompanied with detailed illustrations of the characters, this play sensitively tackles the serious issue of bullying in the classroom. * Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. * Text type: A playscript * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

Aiming for Level 3 Reading Student Book

Aiming for Level 3 Reading Student Book

Author: Keith West, Caroline Bentley-Davies, Najoud Ensaff, Steve Eddy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/06/2009

Help your students make those vital two levels of progress in Reading and Writing with this new KS3 series from Collins. Each book concentrates on moving students up one level in reading or writing, covering each of the Assessment Focuses in turn. These brand new books offer student-friendly explanations and activities to build, develop and extend students' literacy skills, showing them precisely what they need to do to make progress. Whether you're looking for a one-off lesson, snappy starters or a longer programme of study, these flexible resources are designed to fit around the needs of your teaching and your classes. Aiming for Level 3 Reading will help you to * Target areas of underperformance, with a chapter on each Assessment Focus and support at the right level written by two SEN specialist English teachers. * Explain, build and develop the essential reading skills for this level, with clear, accessible explanations, inspiring examples and lively follow-up activities. * Motivate and engage students, with active starters to suit a range of learning styles, exciting stimulus texts and a colourful, magazine-like layout. * Embed Assessment for Learning in your day-to-day teaching, with clear learning objectives, criteria for self and peer assessment on every double-page, and end of chapter Level Boosters to help students understand how to progress. * Gather evidence for your periodic APP assessments, with longer tasks flagged up throughout as APP opportunities. * Plan ahead without the stress, with ready-to-use double-page lessons and a teacher guide at the back of the book. Plus, get your students ready for Functional Skills! These books will help you build the foundations for success in the new KS4 qualification.

The Ghost House

The Ghost House

Author: Keith West, Alison Hawes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2008

The Magic Shop

The Magic Shop

Author: Keith West, Jillian Powell, Stan Cullimore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/09/2008

Maxi Beasts

Maxi Beasts

Author: Keith West Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2007

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