Collins Soundbites - UFOs: Is There Life Out There?: Level 1 Reader

9780007116584: Collins Soundbites - UFOs: Is There Life Out There?: Level 1 Reader

Collins Soundbites is a revolutionary series of readers for 11-14 year olds with poor literacy skills. UFOs has a reading age of 6-7 and around 30 words per page. The book tells the true story of the mysterious Roswell incident and goes on to introduce students to some basic astronomical concepts. This pack contains six copies of UFOs.

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. UFOs 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 intriguing Roswell incident, as well as information about astronomy.

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 vocabulary is explained on the page, plus a one-page glossary at the end.

The topics covered address the KS3 English and Science curricula.

Photocopiable teaching resources 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.’ TES

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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