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Special Needs Teacher reviews Moon Dogs Series

Moon Dogs Series

As a special needs teacher who mainly works with KS2 children, I’m always looking for materials that not only  interest my students, but also enable them to practice the early phonics they have missed out on. The Moon Dog books are […]

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The look of success – just look at that face!

This little chap has just received a new set of the ‘Rescue’ series, decodable books for older, struggling readers. He has already read the ‘Talisman’ series and now he will be able to read this new series independently because he […]

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Letter from a parent of a struggling reader: who and what helped her son?

Susan Godsland (newly named ‘Godsend’) was contacted through her website www.dyslexics.org.uk by a parent of a struggling, 7 year old reader. Here is a letter from that parent:

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Imaginative decodable books get children writing – see fantastic example based on Talisman series

This story was sent it by Adam Sheedy from Co Limerick in Ireland. He decided to write the next instalment of the Talisman series. A great example of how exciting decodable books can get reluctant readers and writers to love […]

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Teacher uses decodable books for older readers to develop writing

A teacher has written in sharing written work by struggling readers and writers using the Magic Belt, Totem and Talisman series.  We very much appreciate this feedback.  Here are the samples of work she has sent in.  They include: plot summary, book review, […]

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How to get creative writing from the Totem Series

A wonderful teacher sent in pictures of a project she did with an SEN pupil to develop language, vocabulary and creative writing.  You can see the display and some examples of written work.  Really creative!

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Josh (8) reviews ‘The Dark Master’ from the Talisman series

Josh (8), writes a review about the last book in the Talisman Series – ‘The Dark Master’ (which introduces – /ar/), in which the Dark Master reveals himself. Scary….

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Children suggest new monsters for next Talisman series

We were delighted to receive this letter written by children from Fringford Primary School:                   Dear Mrs Tweedie, We are children in Year 3 who go to Fringford school.  We wanted to tell […]

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Reading results and case studies – call to teachers, Sencos and TAs

To teachers, Sencos and TAs, If you have been using our resources with your pupils, we would love to hear how they have progressed this year.  Please send us case studies to post on our blog.  Let us know which phonic programme you have […]

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What teacher and pupils say about the Magic Belt Series

This week we received an email from Anne, a teacher who reported impressive reading progress with her pupils using the Totem and Talisman series (see post below).  She wrote in response to our request for testimonials on the new Magic Belt series.  This […]

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