Collins Soundbites is a revolutionary series of readers for 11-14 year olds with poor literacy skills. Tommy Bones has a reading age of 7-8 and around 35 words per page. The book tells a gripping horror story and goes on to introduce students to features of the genre. This pack contains six copies.
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. Tommy Bones is a stage 2 title with a reading age of 7-8) and around 35 words per page. Six different level 1 books are available in a pack (0003230848).
The book includes a chilling horror story, as well as basic information on the genre and how to write a horror story.
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 curriculum.
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.’
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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