They are aimed at children between the ages of 7 and 11, who have acquired some degree of reading fluency. They provide excellent writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.S, but will also benefit other children with special needs, or where English is a second language.
These books have a lively magazine type format: featuring short stories to read and a variety of up to date non-fiction texts that will impact young readers and provide starting points for writing.
Follow up activities will inspire even the most reluctant writers to write stories, poems, play scripts, diaries, reports, persuasive leaflets, letters and more. More than this, the child will learn writing techniques including: simple, compound and complex sentences – connectives - grammar tips - harder vocabulary and punctuation from our guinea pig guide.
The books are suitable for use by teachers in the classroom or parents at home.
The themed books can be used in any order, though the subject matter of ‘About Me’ and ‘All About Animals’ may appeal to younger children, who start working through the series.
The themed books have been written by a teacher or tutor, have been trialled by the children she teaches and comply with the National Curriculum.
This is the fifth book in this excellent series from Guinea Pig Education.