Tag Archives: Totem Series

Evidence based teaching: fantastic reading results using Magic Belt, Totem and Talisman series

Here are results sent to us from Teacher A. who has used our catch-up range Magic Belt, Totem and Talisman books and workbooks this past year. All her pupils struggled with reading and had various profiles of learning difficulties.  These include speech and […]

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The importance of age-appropriate phonic reading material for ‘catch-up’ pupils

When older pupils, who are struggling with literacy, come to the learning centre where I teach, they often have low self-esteem.  Offering them babyish looking books will compound their sense of failure.  If they are given books that young primary […]

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New Magic Belt workbooks soon available!

For those of you who have been anticipating the Magic Belt Workbook – there is good news!  Two new workbooks are currently in production.  They will be available this Autumn. The first of these workbooks is called the Introductory Workbook.  […]

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Magic Belt Series out in September

Hurrah! At last our new series for beginner, struggling readers is at the printers.  It will be ready for pupils in September.  This is a prequel to the Totem series.  It offers a phonic reading scheme for pupils who would […]

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Totem Series reviewed

The Totem Series has just been reviewed in SNIP, Special Needs Information Press. This is a really useful publication full of a wealth of information and resources for Special Needs teachers.

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Totem Series out now!

At last the much awaited Totem Series is out!   Check out this new set of decodable books for older struggling readers. The idea here is to fill in the gaps that older pupils may have in their phonic knowledge.   It has great illustrations […]

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