Narrow the attainment gap with reciprocal reading. Our groundbreaking Connectors series uses peer-to-peer learning strategies that include every child – with proven results. High-impact methods proven in case studies and recommended by the Education Endowment Foundation Formal classroom trials of Connectors show children’s reading age leaping forward by an average of 9.1 months in just 12 weeks Ideal for small group teaching at different ability levels Case studies show particular benefits for disadvantaged learners A great way to make your Pupil Premium go further Children work in small independent groups of up to six, each taking turns to be the leader as they read and discuss a book together. Clear prompts show the leader how to focus the discussion and engage their team members to predict outcomes, clarify issues, ask questions and evaluate content. This collaborative approach builds teamwork, speaking, listening, comprehension and evaluation skills. It also promotes metacognition and peer-to-peer learning: two strategies identified by the Education Endowment Foundation as being particularly effective for disadvantaged children. A 2013 formal trial of Connectors involving 616 pupils in five UK schools showed dramatic increases in reading ability, with the greatest benefits among children on Free School Meals. These pupils showed a reading age increase of over 10 months on average – all in just 12 weeks. This six-copy pack of a non-fiction title is ideal for readers at Book Band Sapphire. Find out more and watch our videos. “The Ofsted inspector that saw the Connectors lesson said she had never seen a book talk where everybody was so engaged and on task. She said the system obviously works really well for children because everybody was focused.” Literacy Coordinator, Ecton Brook Primary School #new-connectors
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Have you ever wondered how people in other countries live? My World, Your World is the series that will show you. It’s full of fun facts about daily life in every corner of our big wide world. In this book, you’ll find out about water. All of us need it to drink and wash. Think: where do you get yours from? Turning on a tap isn’t an option in lots of poorer countries, where people might bathe in a river or walk to a well. But in Australia, quite a few lucky children have a swimming pool in their own back garden! Bright and simple KS1 non-fiction with beautiful colour photos Explores familiar aspects of daily life that children easily relate to A fascinating very first look at different countries and cultures Celebrates the diversity of children’s lives around the globe
The witches hate children with a sizzling red-hot hatred. They have sorcery in their fingers and devilry in their blood. They’ll frizzle you like a fritter – but beware! It’s almost impossible to spot them. They look just like ordinary women, wearing gloves to hide their sharp claws and wigs to cover their bald heads. Now these hideous crones are on a terrible mission. They want to destroy every single child in the world. Is this curtains for you and all your friends? Or can one brave kid and his grandma stop them…? Full of brilliantly frightening fiends – like the truly terrible Grand High Witch – Roald Dahl’s scariest story is a blood-chilling tale to terrify and bewitch you. #top100-092016 #top100-ages9to11
What was the past like? A history book can tell you – but a cheeky poem is way more fun! (Plus, it’ll stick in your brain.)
Lily goes shopping at Josh’s Shop. Yellow level titles offer opportunities to focus on initial consonants and consonant blends and present children with new vocabulary – one new word is introduced for every 20 familiar words. In PM Stars favourite characters take centre-stage. The series is packed with beautiful illustrations and photographs, and comprises ‘narrative’, ‘families’ and ‘non-fiction’ strands.
Matthew, Emma and their dad are running late to see the helicopter land. Yellow level titles offer opportunities to focus on initial consonants and consonant blends and present children with new vocabulary – one new word is introduced for every 20 familiar words. PM Gems offer 50 extra titles for your early and emergent readers. Includes much-loved characters such as Kitty Cat and Little Chimp.
This story provides an opportunity for children to discuss how best to respond when being bullied. Cal, a new character to the PM Plus series, learns how to stand up for himself when he becomes the school bully’s next victim. Silver level titles (equivalent to the White bridging book band) use sentences with two or three clauses and the length of the texts extends to around 1000 words to help build reading stamina. Real-life problems are also introduced to encourage empathy. PM Plus Storybooks feature a classic story structure with tension, climax and resolution to engage young readers. The books have been written using carefully selected vocabulary to ensure children experience reading success.
Even more fun for phonics improvers from Stage 4 of the popular Songbirds series – now in line with the Renewed Framework. Give your young readers even more to enjoy! #bookpacks-0816
Our new family packs allow children to encounter a range of modern families and to follow these relationships across the PM collection as their reading progresses. This pack includes 7 books, spanning Levels 3-13. #pmfamilypack #character-family-packs
Nobody knows what kids love to read better than – you guessed it – teachers! If you want to choose the perfect books for little ones, teachers are the people to ask. So that’s exactly what we did when we wanted to make the ultimate book packs for children. And here are the books all those lovely teachers voted for! A fantastic pack of the UK’s top picks for ages 3-7, taken from the overall list of 100 unmissable stories. Perfect for classrooms, libraries and family bookshelves. Heaps of best-loved stories. Countless smiles. The UK’s favourite books for Nursery to Year 2, as chosen by teachers for teachers Taken from our Scholastic Top 100 poll, in which almost 50,000 teachers voted Top-quality titles from acclaimed authors, including several modern classics Stories that work well as teaching aides, but also build a love of books #top100-packs-16
Unlock the universe with numbers! They might leave you utterly non-plussed… but get ready to be utterly amazed!