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Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Non-fiction: Marvellous History

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Non-fiction: Marvellous History

Author: Rob Alcraft, Becca Heddle, Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2020

Find out about amazing people and moments from throughout history in this collection of five fascinating non-fiction texts. Discover how travel has become faster and faster, meet some incredible geniuses from history, and discover how some mistakes led to amazing scientific discoveries and inventions. The selection of texts has been based on children's favourite non-fiction topics, supporting national curriculum topics and providing phonics practice. This fascinating collection of six Read with Oxford non-fiction texts is ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence. It is packed full of incredible facts, with full-colour photos and artwork. The texts are phonics-based and have been specially written so that your child can read them for themselves. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the texts. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Read with Oxford Stage 4 equates to Oxford Levels 6 and 7 used at school. For more information about the Read with Oxford Stages, as well as practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress, go to readwithoxford.com. Let's get them flying!

A Year in Japan Band 4/Blue

A Year in Japan Band 4/Blue

Author: Rob Alcraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2019

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Find out how Japan changes through the seasons in this beautiful photographic information book. Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. This book focuses on adjacent consonants with long vowel phonemes. Pages 14 and 15 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Wild Homes Band 5/Green

Wild Homes Band 5/Green

Author: Rob Alcraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2019

Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds features exciting fiction and non-fiction decodable readers to enthuse and inspire children. They are fully aligned to Letters and Sounds Phases 1-6 and contain notes in the back. The Handbooks provide support in demonstration and modelling, monitoring comprehension and expanding vocabulary. Discover all the different and ingenious ways the natural world finds to make homes that suit their needs in this photographic non-fiction report. Green (Band 5) books offer early readers patterned language and varied characters. The focus sounds in this book are: /igh/ i, i-e /ai/ ay, ey, a-e /oa/ o, ow, o-e /oo/ ue, ew, ui, ou /ee/ ea /ow/ ou /oo/ oul /ar/ a /or/ augh, al /air/ are /ur/ ir, ear /e/ ea /i/ y /o/ a /u/ o Pages 22 and 23 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall. Reading notes within the book provide practical support for reading Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds with children, including a list of all the sounds and words that the book will cover.

Reading Planet KS2 - What Your Pet is REALLY Thinking - Level 2: Mercury/Brown band

Reading Planet KS2 - What Your Pet is REALLY Thinking - Level 2: Mercury/Brown band

Author: Rob Alcraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2019

Animals may not be able to talk, but they have their own special ways of communicating with us. For example, did you know that: A happy rabbit clicks its teeth. Dogs often lick their lips when they're hungry. And cats can understand around 35 commands! With the help of this guide, soon you will be able to understand what your pet is trying to say to you! What Your Pet is REALLY Thinking is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will love reading the exciting collection of fiction and non-fiction written by top authors. Inspire them to keep reading through gripping stories and fascinating information books packed with rich language and stunning artwork. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 7-8 years

Reading Planet KS2 - Pirate vs Explorer - Level 1: Stars/Lime band

Reading Planet KS2 - Pirate vs Explorer - Level 1: Stars/Lime band

Author: Rob Alcraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2019

Fancy setting sail with Blackbeard the pirate, or would you prefer joining Captain Cook on a voyage? Do you want gold, or glory? Be careful - you could end up eating walrus, and going to bed early! Pirate v. Explorer is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will love reading the exciting collection of fiction and non-fiction written by top authors. Inspire them to keep reading through gripping stories and fascinating information books packed with rich language and stunning artwork. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 7-8 years

Read with Oxford: Stage 5: Non-fiction: Explore and Invent

Read with Oxford: Stage 5: Non-fiction: Explore and Invent

Author: Rob Alcraft, Ciaran Murtagh, Janine Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2019

Find out about the incredible invention of the flying machine, discover how people have spread the word throughout history and learn all about the solar system! Explore outer space and discover amazing inventions in this fascinating collection of five Read with Oxford non-fiction texts, ideal for children who are beginning to read independently. This collection includes five enjoyable non-fiction texts to encourage your child to explore their world in all its variety - and even zoom off into space! Packed full of incredible facts, with full-colour photos and artwork. The texts are phonics-based and have been specially written so that your child can read them for themselves. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the texts. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Non-fiction: Incredible Animals

Read with Oxford: Stage 4: Non-fiction: Incredible Animals

Author: Rob Alcraft, Aleesah Darlison, Wayne Gerdtz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2019

Find out about some weird and wonderful insects, meet the class that have their own tiger and discover the amazing creatures that live in the deep, dark ocean. Discover some of the incredible animals that we share our world with in this fascinating collection of six Read with Oxford non-fiction texts, ideal for children who are gaining more reading confidence. This collection includes six amazing non-fiction texts that are ideal for encouraging your child's interest in animals, from dangerous predators to household pets. Packed full of incredible facts, with full-colour photos and artwork. The texts are phonics-based and have been specially written so that your child can read them for themselves. Tips for parents and fun after-reading activities help you to get the most out of the texts. Featuring much-loved characters, great authors, engaging storylines and fun activities, Read with Oxford offers an exciting range of carefully levelled reading books to build your child's reading confidence. Find practical advice, free eBooks and fun activities to help your child progress on oxfordowl.co.uk. Let's get them flying!

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 5, Green Book Band: The Boostertron

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 5, Green Book Band: The Boostertron

Author: Rob Alcraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. The Boostertron is in Green Book Band, Oxford Level 5, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 5. In this story, Ben, Jin and Cam invent a Boostertron a gadget that makes their superpowers stronger. But when Jin accidentally hits a button on the machine, turning Cam into an elephant, she can't change back. Who will rescue Cam? Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 4, Light Blue Book Band: Baa-beep!

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 4, Light Blue Book Band: Baa-beep!

Author: Rob Alcraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. Baa-beep! is in Light Blue Book Band, Oxford Level 4, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 4. In this story, Magnus, the caretaker, buys some grass-cutting robot sheep to make the school look its best, ahead of a school inspection. Before long, the sheep lose control! Will they manage to stop the sheep and clean up the mess before the school inspectors arrive? Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 5, Green Book Band: The Super Glooper

Hero Academy: Oxford Level 5, Green Book Band: The Super Glooper

Author: Rob Alcraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2018

Project X Hero Academy is a fully decodable and finely levelled reading series set in a school for superheroes, designed to captivate and motivate all young readers and turn them into reading superheroes. The Super Glooper is in Green Book Band, Oxford Level 5, and supports Letters and Sounds Phase 5. In this story, Magnus, the caretaker, is using his super glooper to mend the serving robot. But he slips on a tomato and drops the gadget, causing it to blast blobs of gloop around the dinner hall! Who will free everyone from the gloop? Each book can be used for independent reading, but also contains inside cover notes that include help on developing vocabulary and prompt questions that can be used for guided reading and one-to-one sessions. Full guided reading notes are provided in the corresponding handbook. There are also a range of follow-up activities to support reading for pleasure.

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