Boost literacy and develop close-reading skills with finely levelled short texts suitable for ages 6 to 11+.
Each Teacher's book includes a comprehensive introduction along with Lexile levelled photocopiable texts with accompanying questions that use close reading comprehension strategies. Close reading involves careful study of a short text passage to build a deep, critical understanding of the text.
By developing children's comprehension and higher-order thinking skills, you can help them make sense of the world. The Comprehension areas focused on include for the fiction titles: Character, Point of View, Setting/Mood, Key Events and Details, Sequence of events, Conflict & resolution, Context clues, Compare & contrast, Making inferences and Summarising. And for the non-fiction titles comprehension areas include: Main idea & details, Sequence of events, Fact & opinion, Compare & contrast, Cause and effect, Context clues, Problem & solution and summarising.