Tag Archives: books for struggling readers

Using morphology to teach word structure.

Amber Guardians, Workbook, books 1-10

Do you have children who spell the word ‘jumped’ – like this: ‘jumpt’ and ‘wanted’ like this: ‘wantid’? This is because they are listening to the sound/s at the end of the word. This is because we tell them to […]

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Moon Dogs reviewed by SNIP

Special Needs Information Press has just published a review of the Moon Dogs series in the June newsletter. Here is a summary for busy teachers: “The Moon Dog series consists of two sets of eight books, all with modern storylines […]

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How decodable texts help beginner and catch-up readers

The new national curriculum now requires teachers to use decodable texts with children learning to read.   Children are now offered ‘controlled’ texts which include words they can decode independently, using the phonic knowledge they have been taught.   These decodable texts enable the […]

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Struggling reader – a breakthrough!

I had one of those lovely experiences on Thursday, while teaching at the Bloomfield Learning Centre. One of my pupils aged 11 (Year 6) had arrived at the centre as a non-reader.  He attended a school where reading had not […]

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Alba Series – FAQs

Here are frequenty asked questions aswered about the brand new Alba Series: Who is it for? The Alba series is aimed at older catch-up pupils who have gaps in their phonic knowledge.  It is suitable for pupils in KS2 and KS3.  With […]

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Alba Series – now available!

Alba series is a phonic reading series for older, catch-up pupils.  Fantastic age-appropriate stories and illustrations will engage both boys and girls.  What makes this series unique is the strong female protagonist.  Alba is smart and capable.  She has a […]

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Magic Belt Series shortlisted for two awards

We are delighted to announce that the Magic Belt Series has been shortlisted for the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) 2013 awards in two categories:  Educational Publisher of the Year award and the Diversity award.  This series has also been shortlisted for the British […]

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SNIP review of Magic Belt Series: "will help stimulate struggling readers to want to read.”

Special Education Information Press has just reviewed the Magic Belt series in its November issue.  It concludes: “This is another well-produced series of books which will help stimulate struggling readers to want to read.”

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Hurrah! Magic Belt out now!

Hurrah!  The Magic Belt series for older, beginner readers is now available.  This quest-like series will teach, engage and enthuse older, struggling readers in KS1 and KS2. It is not in our catalogue or on our website yet but if you […]

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