Collins Soundbites - Volcanoes: The Day the Mountain Exploded: Level 1 Reader

9780007116591: Collins Soundbites - Volcanoes: The Day the Mountain Exploded: Level 1 Reader

Collins Soundbites is a series of readers for 11-14 year olds with poor literacy skills. Volcanoes has a reading age of 6-7 and around 30 words per page. It tells of one boy’s experience when the volcano on Montserrat exploded and goes on to introduce students to some basic geographical concepts. This pack contains six copies of Volcanoes.

Soundbites is a graded series of readers aimed at reluctant readers in Key Stage 3, with accompanying teaching resources.

Soundbites has three progressive stages of readers. Volcanoes is a stage 1 title with a reading age 6-7) and around 30 words per page. Six different level 1 books are available in a pack (000323083X).

The book includes narrative-style text covering the explosion of the volcano on Montserrat, as well as basic Geographical concepts.

A variety of text types are used, such as autobiographies, biographies, journals, diaries, letters (personal and formal), travel writing, leaflets, reports, reviews, adverts, newspaper/magazine articles, tables.

Specialised, difficult or technical vocabulary is explained on the page, plus a one-page glossary at the end.

The topics covered address the KS3 English and Geography curricula.

Photocopiable teaching resources, containing a range of literacy-boosting activities, are available in the Soundbites Bumper Pack (ISBN 0 00 323086 4) or individually (0007116926).

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‘sure to be a welcome addition to any school’s library of materials to support the development of literacy in weaker readers… [the] books blend fiction and non-fiction interestingly and attractively… should appeal to both girls and boys.’

About the Author:

The series editor, John Foster, is author of numerous successful resources for schools, as well as a best-selling poet. His other series with Collins include English Direct, Issues, Lifelines, Viewpoints, Your Life and Studywise.

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