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Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Charles Dickens was a famous writer who lived in the 19th century. Discover what life was like for Charles, from spending his childhood working in a factory to finding a job as a law clerk and starting his writing career in this biography by Jim Eldridge. Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language Text type: A biography Pages 30 and 31 present a timeline of Charles Dickens' life, allowing children to recap the events from the book. Curriculum links: Literacy: Information texts. This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level This adventure story recounts the first round-world voyage of Tudor explorer Sir Francis Drake through the eyes of Dickon, a lame stowaway, who goes on to become Drake's cabin boy and personal hero. Readers learn about the harsh life that sailors in Tudor times experienced as they coped with storms, mutinies and illness on board ship. Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction. Text type - An adventure story. Provides lots of opportunities for drama and writing activities. This title is paired with: How to be a Tudor in 20 easy stages, an information book that can be used to locate factual information about Tudor explorers and the Armada. Curriculum links - History: What were the effects of Tudor exploration? This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.
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