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    Early Reading Development and Dyslexia-0 Early Reading Development and Dyslexia-0
    Author: Valerie Muter PhD, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and University of York
  • This beautifully illustrated storybook and workbook set has been created to support learners who, after acquiring the basics of reading and writing, have struggled to organically grasp the rules that govern spelling in the English language. The colourful storybook tells the story of the ‘Super Spelling School for Letters’, and the teacher who helps all the students come together to make words. Twenty-two of the most important spelling rules are explored and given meaning through the engaging story, each followed by a ‘quick quiz’ to help solidify the rule in the long-term memory. In the fully photocopiable workbook, activity pages for each rule develop reading, spelling and writing skills, allowing the child to put the rules into practice.
  • Lightning Reads Book 2-0 Lightning Reads Book 2-0
    This collection of high interest stories by Jacqui Farley Margaret Jude and Joe Browning Wroe is designed to provide those children with a reading age of eight to twelve years with a rewarding experience. The gripping stories in 'Lightning Reads 2' are written by experienced authors who know how to draw the reluctant reader into a story.
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    Looking and Thinking 1

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    Looking and Thinking was designed to develop reasoning skills in which illustrations hold clues to help answer questions.  A picture page is followed by a page of multiple-choice questions and a second page of harder questions.
    For pupils experiencing problems with writing, the A questions will probably prove more acceptable, while more able pupils will find the B questions more challenging.
    However it is a very adaptable series and many teachers start the lesson as an oral activity before possibly finishing with written answers.
    Feedback has shown EAL pupils have great success with the activities.
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    Looking and Thinking 2

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    Looking and Thinking was designed to develop reasoning skills in which illustrations hold clues to help answer questions.  A picture page is followed by a page of multiple-choice questions and a second page of harder questions.
    For pupils experiencing problems with writing, the A questions will probably prove more acceptable, while more able pupils will find the B questions more challenging.
    However it is a very adaptable series and many teachers start the lesson as an oral activity before possibly finishing with written answers.
    Feedback has shown EAL pupils have great success with the activities.
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    Looking and Thinking 3

    £16.30 £15.99
    Looking and Thinking was designed to develop reasoning skills in which illustrations hold clues to help answer questions.  A picture page is followed by a page of multiple-choice questions and a second page of harder questions.
    For pupils experiencing problems with writing, the A questions will probably prove more acceptable, while more able pupils will find the B questions more challenging.
    However it is a very adaptable series and many teachers start the lesson as an oral activity before possibly finishing with written answers.
    Feedback has shown EAL pupils have great success with the activities.
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    Looking and Thinking 4

    £16.30 £15.99
    Looking and Thinking was designed to develop reasoning skills in which illustrations hold clues to help answer questions.  A picture page is followed by a page of multiple-choice questions and a second page of harder questions.
    For pupils experiencing problems with writing, the A questions will probably prove more acceptable, while more able pupils will find the B questions more challenging.
    However it is a very adaptable series and many teachers start the lesson as an oral activity before possibly finishing with written answers.
    Feedback has shown EAL pupils have great success with the activities.
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    Looking and Thinking 5

    £16.30 £15.99
    Looking and Thinking was designed to develop reasoning skills in which illustrations hold clues to help answer questions.  A picture page is followed by a page of multiple-choice questions and a second page of harder questions.
    For pupils experiencing problems with writing, the A questions will probably prove more acceptable, while more able pupils will find the B questions more challenging.
    However it is a very adaptable series and many teachers start the lesson as an oral activity before possibly finishing with written answers.
    Feedback has shown EAL pupils have great success with the activities.
  • This book of photocopy masters by Gill Nettle has been written in reponse to teachers' requests for more materials at the same level as the original Reading for Meaning books 1 - 4. As before, they are intended to meet the need for work at a basic level that will encourage pupils to seek meaning in text, to classify, sequence and extend their language development generally. They are intended to be the focus for pair or group work, with every task providing good opportunities for focussed speaking and listening activities alongside the development of reading skills.
  • More Reading for Meaning 2A-0 More Reading for Meaning 2A-0
    This book of photocopy masters by Gill Nettle has been written in reponse to teachers' requests for more materials at the same level as the original Reading for Meaning books 1 - 3.
  • More Reading for Meaning 3A-0 More Reading for Meaning 3A-0
    This book of photocopy masters by Gill Nettle has been written in reponse to teachers' requests for more materials at the same level as the original Reading for Meaning books 1 - 3.
  • More Reading for Meaning 4A-0 More Reading for Meaning 4A-0
    This book of photocopy masters by Gill Nettle has been written in reponse to teachers' requests for more materials at the same level as the original Reading for Meaning books 1 - 4.
  • New Reading and Thinking 1-0 New Reading and Thinking 1-0
    This is Book 1 of a series in which pupils are asked to read passages of text and answer questions relating to them. The answers to these questions are not directly stated in the text and so readers must infer the answer and 'read between the lines' using common sense and reasoning.
  • New Reading and Thinking 2-0 New Reading and Thinking 2-0
    This is Book 2 of a series in which pupils are asked to read passages of text and answer questions relating to them. The answers to these questions are not directly stated in the text and so readers must infer the answer and 'read between the lines' using common sense and reasoning.
  • New Reading and Thinking 3-0 New Reading and Thinking 3-0
    This is Book 3 of a series in which pupils are asked to read passages of text and answer questions relating to them. The answers to these questions are not directly stated in the text and so readers must infer the answer and 'read between the lines' using common sense and reasoning.
  • New Reading and Thinking 4-0 New Reading and Thinking 4-0
    This is Book 4 of a series in which pupils are asked to read passages of text and answer questions relating to them. The answers to these questions are not directly stated in the text and so readers must infer the answer and 'read between the lines' using common sense and reasoning.
  • New Reading and Thinking 5-0 New Reading and Thinking 5-0
    This is Book 5 of a series in which pupils are asked to read passages of text and answer questions relating to them. The answers to these questions are not directly stated in the text and so readers must infer the answer and 'read between the lines' using common sense and reasoning.
  • New Reading and Thinking 6-0 New Reading and Thinking 6-0
    This is Book 6 of a series in which pupils are asked to read passages of text and answer questions relating to them. The answers to these questions are not directly stated in the text and so readers must infer the answer and 'read between the lines' using common sense and reasoning.
  • New Reading and Thinking-0 New Reading and Thinking-0
    This is a series of 6 books in which pupils are asked to read passages of text and answer questions relating to them. The answers to these questions are not directly stated in the text and so pupils must read between the lines using common sense and reasoning.
  • Phonics Handbook-0 Phonics Handbook-0
    This book by Tom Nicholson, takes a phonological approach and is set out in lesson plans that can be used instantly, requiring no preparation.
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    Proust and The Squid-0 Proust and The Squid-0
    Proust and the Squid is about the magic and mechanics of reading. Wolf chronicles the development of writing and, by extension, reading, detailing the neuroscience behind them. She makes a good case for the transformative powers of reading on human cognition, and champions the intriguing idea that dyslexia may be linked to 'unparalleled creativity
  • Dice - question words-0 Dice - question words-0
    The words on the dice include Who? When? How? What? Where? Why? It can be used as a stimulus for round robin storytelling, as a dice for a reading activity, as a stimulus for question formulation, as a focus in a comprehension activity, as a prompt for a creative writing activity or anything your imagination can devise.
  • Multiple-choice questions are followed by open-ended activities requiring either an imaginative or reflective response or independent research. The passages are illustrated and encompass a wide range of genres including: - fiction - poetry - dialogue - letters -  recipes  and news reports. Supporting the National Literacy Strategy at Key Stage 2, the photocopiable exercises in each book are grouped and graded within four main skill areas: Getting the main idea - Making inferences - Noting and recalling details - Using context clues -  With teacher's notes and separate answer pages for easy checking, this series shows the way to develop and hone crucial comprehension skills.
  • Reading Comprehension Book 2-0 Reading Comprehension Book 2-0
    This is the second book in the series Reading Comprehension Jo Browning Wroe and David Lambert have created a variety of texts from fiction, poetry and dialogue to letters recipes and newspaper articles in this invaluable workbook to encourage and stimulate good comprehension for all pupils. Each text is accompanied by a set of multiple choice questions designed to practice and reinforcement of the main skill as well as an open ended activity requiring either an imaginative or reflective response or independent research.
  • Reading Comprehension Book 3-0 Reading Comprehension Book 3-0
    This is the third book in the series Reading Comprehension Jo Browning Wroe and David Lambert have created a variety of texts from fiction, poetry and dialogue to letters recipes and newspaper articles in this invaluable workbook to encourage and stimulate good comprehension for all pupils. Each text is accompanied by a set of multiple choice questions designed to practice and reinforcement of the main skill as well as an open ended activity requiring either an imaginative or reflective response or independent research.
  • Reading Comprehension Book 4-0 Reading Comprehension Book 4-0
    This is the fourth book in the series Reading Comprehension Jo Browning Wroe and David Lambert have created a variety of texts from fiction, poetry and dialogue to letters recipes and newspaper articles in this invaluable workbook to encourage and stimulate good comprehension for all pupils. Each text is accompanied by a set of multiple choice questions designed to practice and reinforcement of the main skill as well as an open ended activity requiring either an imaginative or reflective response or independent research.
  • This book of photocopy masters by Gill Nettle provides flexible support material, enabling teachers to select areas in which pupils need more practice and to omit those where pupils are already proficient.
  • Reading for Meaning 2-0 Reading for Meaning 2-0
    This book of photocopy masters by Gill Nettle provides flexible support material, enabling teachers to select areas in which pupils need more practice and to omit those where pupils are already proficient.
  • Reading for Meaning 3-0 Reading for Meaning 3-0
    This book of photocopy masters by Gill Nettle provides flexible support material, enabling teachers to select areas in which pupils need more practice and to omit those where pupils are already proficient.
  • Reading for Meaning 4-0 Reading for Meaning 4-0
    This book of photocopy masters by Gill Nettle has been written to meet the needs of top juniors or lower secondary pupils who need to extend their literacy skills.
  • Reading ruler overlay blue-0 Reading ruler overlay blue-0
    This is a coloured overlay which aids the reading of some pupils who suffer from overexcitability of the visual cortex when confronted by the sharp contrast of black print on a white page.This is blue - known to be one of the most popular choices of people suffering from this problem. The overlay has a single line window and a broader window for reading at text level.
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    Sequencing Without Words 3  - four pictures.  This book contains four pictures of a sequence. Designed to improve comprehension and communication skills, each exercise is made up of lively and humorous drawings presenting a story in pictures in a random order without accompanying words.  Rearranging the photocopied pictures to tell the story helps children form a narrative with a beginning, middle and end, a skill which has a bearing on every aspect of learning. These exercises are for lower and upper Key Stage 2 pupils, although children younger or older can also benefit.  The series fits a range of abilities in pupils, extending from exercises asking which of two pictures comes first, to quite complex six-picture stories which will challenge more able children. Since there are no words in the exercises, it is possible to set aside for the moment the challenge of reading and writing, although pupils can subsequently be set a written task adapted to their level of literacy.