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Contemporary Children’s Literature from the Developing Reading Comprehension Skills series

Contemporary Children's Literature for Years 5-6 & Years 3-4 are now available! Featuring some of the best recent middle grade publications, they are packed full of reading lessons that are sure to capture children's imaginations and leave them wanting to read more. Developing Reading Comprehension Skills is a series of eight reading comprehension books for teachers… Continue reading Contemporary Children’s Literature from the Developing Reading Comprehension Skills series

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Our Brightstorm Journey

There is no doubt the Brightstorm trilogy by Vashti Hardy is incredibly important to our family. Following the adventures of boy/girl twins, Arthur & Maudie, they have given our own twins, Tom & Lucy, the opportunity to follow a positive, loving twin relationship that is so like their own. We first met Vashti Hardy when… Continue reading Our Brightstorm Journey

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Teaching Poetry in Key Stage Two

Classic Poetry: Years 5-6 & Classic Poetry: Years 3-4 are just two of the books in the Developing Reading Comprehension Skills series. Featuring some of the best classic poetry for children, they are packed full of reading lessons that are sure to capture children's imaginations and leave them wanting to read more. Developing Reading Comprehension… Continue reading Teaching Poetry in Key Stage Two

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Contemporary Children’s Literature for Years 5-6 (from the Developing Reading Comprehension Skills series)

Contemporary Children's Literature: Years 5-6 - Book 5 in the Developing Reading Comprehension Skills series is available now! Featuring some of the best recent middle grade publications, it is packed full of reading lessons that are sure to capture children's imaginations and leave them wanting to read more. Developing Reading Comprehension Skills is a series of… Continue reading Contemporary Children’s Literature for Years 5-6 (from the Developing Reading Comprehension Skills series)

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Contemporary Children’s Literature: Developing Reading Comprehension Skills

Developing Reading Comprehension Skills is a series of eight reading comprehension books for teachers and children, focusing on high-quality literature and the full range of question types in the reading content domains for Key Stage Two. This series gives children opportunities to tackle more complex vocabulary, explore how authors use language to impact their readers and… Continue reading Contemporary Children’s Literature: Developing Reading Comprehension Skills

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Developing Reading Comprehension Skills series by Kate Heap (Brilliant Publications)

There are now five books available in the Developing Reading Comprehension Skills series: Click on the book covers to find out more and purchase on-line from Amazon: Classic Children's Literature for Years 5-6 Classic Children's Literature for Years 3-4 Classic Poetry for Years 5-6 Classic Poetry for Years 3-4 Contemporary Children's Literature for Years 5-6… Continue reading Developing Reading Comprehension Skills series by Kate Heap (Brilliant Publications)

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Developing Reading Comprehension Skills for Years 3/4

Following the success of the Developing Reading Comprehension Skills books for Years 5-6, I'm thrilled that the next two books in the series are now available to pre-order: Classic Children's Literature and Classic Poetry for Years 3-4. Developing Reading Comprehension Skills is a series of eight reading comprehension books for children, focusing on high-quality literature and… Continue reading Developing Reading Comprehension Skills for Years 3/4

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15 Brilliant Books to Bridge the Gap Between Primary and Secondary

I'm thrilled to share my book recommendations for children making the jump to high school in an article for True Education Partnerships. My twins start Y7 this week and they have enjoyed so many of these books. Click here to go to the article Click on the covers below to find out more or purchase… Continue reading 15 Brilliant Books to Bridge the Gap Between Primary and Secondary

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Classic Poetry: Developing Reading Comprehension Skills

Developing Reading Comprehension SkillsĀ is a series of eight reading comprehension books for children, focusing on high-quality literature and the full range of question types from the KS2 reading content domains and assessed in the KS2 SATs and 11+ Reading Comprehension papers. The series gives children opportunities to tackle more complex vocabulary, explore how authors use… Continue reading Classic Poetry: Developing Reading Comprehension Skills

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Developing Reading Comprehension Skills by Kate Heap

  Developing Reading Comprehension Skills is a series of eight reading comprehension books for children, focusing on high-quality literature and the full range of question types assessed in the KS2 SATs and 11+ Reading Comprehension papers. The series gives children opportunities to tackle more complex vocabulary, explore how authors use language to impact their readers and… Continue reading Developing Reading Comprehension Skills by Kate Heap