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The Literacy Box 1

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Use The Literacy Box for 1st-2nd Class to:

Target comprehension strategies

  • High-interest reading material in a wide variety of genres, incorporating both fiction and nonfiction.
  • Topics that link into key curricular themes in science, geography and history.
  • Practice of comprehension strategies using questions pitched at the literal, inferential and applied levels.

Focus on vocabulary and word study

  • Vocabulary and word study questions specifically linked into the reading piece.
  • Constant repetition of question types to ensure continuous practice.
  • Suggestions for additional speaking and listening, reading, writing and cross-curricular activities relating to each card and topic contained in a comprehensive teaching guide.
  • Creates independent readers and promotes spelling, punctuation and grammar skills through text-based activities.

Engage in station teaching and group work strategies

  • Reading cards that are colour-coded according to reading level and difficulty.
  • Cards can be used in mixed-ability or same ability groupings within the classroom.
  • Independent correcting scheme to encourage children to correct their own work, freeing up teacher's time to work with selected groups in the classroom.
  • 'Something extra' section at the end of the cards to encourage writing and further reading responses.

Flexible use within the classroom

  • reading in similar ability groups
  • group learning
  • independent pupil work

What’s in the box?

  • Teachers Guide containing 200+ pages of teaching suggestions and photocopiable activities.
  • 75 × four-page literacy cards
    • Page 1 – reading piece
    • Page 2 – comprehension practice
    • Page 3 – word study activities
    • Page 4 – grammar and punctuation questions
  • 75 × answer cards

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