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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. Roger was excited to be on the Titanic's first big trip. But a noise in the night made him run onto deck. The magnificent ship was sinking! Follow Roger's journey for survival in this thrilling story by Liz Miles. Turquoise/Band 7 offers literary language and extended descriptions, with longer sentences and a wide range of unfamiliar terms. The focus sounds in this book are: /n/ kn, gn /m/ mb /r/ wr /s/ c, ce /zh/ s /sh/ ti, si, ssi, s, ci /c/ x Pages 22 and 23 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.
Ellis Baker is excited to be going on holiday. Her parents have been planning their overseas trip for months. But during the dark and stormy overnight flight, mysterious events begin to unfold. One passenger's priceless necklace mysteriously disappears. Even spookier is the mysterious woman who also disappears without a trace. Could the stranger have stolen the necklace and somehow gotten off the plane without anyone noticing? Or was she really a ghost with a taste for fancy jewellery? Follow along as Ellis uncovers the clues and discovers the true identity of The 30,000-Foot Ghost!
When Enzo Ma travels to Saturn's moon Titan to visit his friend, Jed Cresta, things are about to get complicated. When Enzo meets Jed's teacher and mentor, Dr Penelope Lane, she seems short-tempered and behaves strangely. Later that night, Dr Lane's behaviour grows even more bizarre at a party honouring one of her fellow scientists. The next morning when she doesn't show up at the lab, Enzo and Jed decide to go to her quarters to see if she's okay. But when they arrive they discover Dr Lane's dead body - sitting on her couch with a book lying at her feet. Later the authorities find evidence that seems to show that Jed is responsible for her death. But why would Jed want his mentor dead? And why was Dr Lane behaving so strangely the night before? It's up to Enzo to uncover the truth and save his friend during his visit on the Poison Moon!
This classic tale from Malta is full of twists and turns (and pasta)! Will the shoemaker be able to free the mayor from the hungry giant? For Independent Reading at White Band 10, readers aged 5-7 years. This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE) Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
This story is part of Reading Champion, a series carefully linked to book bands to encourage independent reading skills, developed with Dr Sue Bodman and Glen Franklin of UCL Institute of Education (IOE). This traditional tale tells the story behind the Chinese proverb Draw the dragons, dot the eyes and the eye-dotting ceremony. A painter refuses to draw in the eyes of the dragons, but the Emperor will not listen... Reading Champion offers independent reading books for children to practise and reinforce their developing reading skills. Fantastic, original stories are accompanied by engaging artwork and a reading activity. Each book has been carefully graded so that it can be matched to a child's reading ability, encouraging reading for pleasure.
How Would You Survive As A...? is a brand new nature strand in the globally bestselling You Wouldn't Want To... brand, looking at the struggles for survival of different animal species. Each volume follows a first-person narrative approach, telling the story of an example of the species as they deal with finding food, reproducing, raising their young, exploring their territory and fighting for dominance. The mix of humorous illustrations, bite-sized text, fact panels and diagrams provides multiple entry points for reluctant readers, presenting the information in a fun and accessible manner. How Would You Survive As A Polar Bear? explores the challenges faced by a female polar bear as she hunts in the inhospitable Arctic region and raises her young cubs. The endmatter contains real life stories of polar bears highlighting conservation issues surrounding the species, illustrated with photographs to underscore that they're non-fiction and drawn from the real world, plus family trees of related species, a quiz and statistics.
The Old Man of the Mountain asks Tig to visit him at his cave. What does he want and can Uga let her go alone? Books in the Voyagers strand are for learners experienced in reading a range of genres. Learners will be able to discuss how language is used and how the vocabulary chosen causes reactions and inferences in the reader. Texts use flashbacks, parody, summary and commentary. Fiction titles include chapters to reflect sustained reading while shorter books have deeper inferential meaning needing more advanced comprehension skills. Contains teaching support including learning outcomes, curriculum links and follow-up activities.
A local legend of buried treasure is too tasty for Somerville's sleuths to resist. Astrid, Rowan, Quinn and Jace set off to solve the mystery. What they discover is sweeter than they could have imagined.
A history professor passing through Somerville stops to see the town's museum, a little place that few people notice and even fewer visit. The professor discovers a valuable medal amid the dust, and the townspeople decide to sell the artifact and begin debating what to do with all the money. Somerville's young sleuths search for the story behind the medal, and what they discover proves it to be priceless.
The Tour Across the Land is no ordinary bicycle race. Only the top riders take on the cross-country route, and soon they will whiz right through Somerville. The townspeople expect only fun and excitement, but Somerville's young sleuths realize that one cycling team has a sinister plan. Will they find a way to stop it?
The gods have power to transform people into whatever they want in these ancient myths. What will happen when Arachne challenges a goddess to a spinning competition? Talkative Echo is doomed to a life of silence, only able to repeat what others say. Narcissus's good looks get the better of him when he catches sight of his reflection. Baucis and Philemon long to live together forever will the god Jupiter make this happen? The ancient world is brought to life in these vibrant tales. TreeTops Greatest Stories offers children some of the worlds best-loved tales in a collection of timeless classics. Top children's authors and talented illustrators work together to bring to life our literary heritage for a new generation, engaging and delighting children. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children explore the content, supporting their reading development. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links and activities to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening.
At the age of five Takeshi joins other youngsters to train as a noble samurai fighter. Join him in action as he fires arrows at the gallop fights with the killer katana defeats three foes in bare-handed combat plunges into a great river battle If you can take on this tough life the samurai 'way of the warrior' will make you strong - for honour is more important even than life...
Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level A gripping and moving retelling of this poem written originally in the eighteenth century by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It tells the story of the Ancient Mariner and his adventures at sea, where tragedy strikes, more than once and he is ultimately saved - against the odds, teaching him the importance of humanity and humility. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
Natural History Mysteries explores some of the world's greatest unsolved mysteries, sifting fact from fiction. TreeTops 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.
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