For ESL English Language Learners. Fever Pitch - Hornby, Nick(1).pdf - DocDroid. Skate Freak. To help put the right book in each reader's hands, consider the following comprehensive text complexity analyses within your instructional plans. Quantitative Measures Lexile Level: 510L | ATOS® Reading Level: 3.6 | Word Count: 15,510 Source: National Governors Association for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. Reader and Task Considerations What do you want your students to accomplish with the text, and how will you implement this in your lesson? Grades in which Skate Freak is Assigned No educators have yet completed this "grades used" section of the Literary Text Complexity Qualitative Measures Rubric for Skate Freak, where they share what grades this text is assigned. 1. 2. 3. 4. Teaching Resources | Chris Bradford Author | Chris Bradford.
GAMER | Chris Bradford Author | Chris Bradford. Rapid Reads. "An agreeable journey with a smart, sassy heroine who's not nearly as tough as she likes to think she is," (Kikrus Reviews). Learn more about William Kowalski's latest Rapid Read, Epic Game. Gina Gallo is back in The Goddaughter Caper, and this time she gets drawn into a body caper mystery against her better judgement. CM Magazine says, "Campbell creates a page-turner that is fast moving, exciting and filled with twists and turns...Highly Recommended. " In her first novel featuring recurring sleuth Leena O’Neil, Dayle Campbell Gaetz "left readers on the edge of their seats with anticipation for Leena's next adventure. " In William Kowalski's The Innocence Device, "Chago's courage and cleverness will surprise readers several times throughout the story, and readers will become emotionally invested in him...the themes are relevant, the main character is likeable, and the setting provides an unsettling and interesting dystopian background.
" And the winner is...Melodie Campbell! Game On by Bali Rai. Brock by Anthony McGowan. A moving tale of one boy’s determination to save a badger cub, and protect his brother, from the hands of the local thugs. 868 in stock Reading Age: 8+ Interest Age: Teen Longlisted for the 2014 Carnegie Medal! Kenny doesn’t understand the stuff he gets into. When he goes along with some local thugs on a badger hunt, his brother Nicky steps in. ‘Brock is both timeless and current, and simple but beautifully written’ – Library Mice ‘Few other writers for the young better understand the pull of the gang and the fear of the bully … Don’t miss it’ – Amanda Craig, The Times Information for Adults:This book has a dyslexia-friendly layout, typeface and paperstock so that even more readers can enjoy it.
Read the first chapter of Brock below: Backlist Love: Gamer by Chris Bradford - Barrington Stoke. About the Book:It is the year 2030 and an unknown virus has wiped out millions of adults on the planet (for some reason it didn’t affect children), leaving vast numbers of kids to roam the streets homeless and starving. The only point of hope for these children is a virtual reality fighting game called Virtual Kombat ”“ so real it hurts. This game allows people to enter the world of Virtual Kombat and fight other players plugged into the arena, or just watch their favourite players battle it out with other fighters. The ultimate winner of the game receives fame and fortune ”“ a very tempting prize, especially to the starving kids roaming the streets.
Since people are still afraid to leave their homes in fear the deadly virus will resurface, people stay inside as much as possible and play Virtual Kombat as a way to escape their lives of self-confinement. There’s really just so much to talk about with this book ”“ which is why it’s one of my favourites. Help for Reluctant Readers - Barrington Stoke. Studies show that around one in three children don’t enjoy reading. Both girls and boys can be reluctant to read, although until recently most support focused on boys.
There are many reasons a child may be reluctant to read: A home with no books or reading. If kids don’t see adults read, they don’t have positive reinforcement of the value of reading. Kids whose parents don’t read to them may find it harder to learn to read. It doesn’t always help to tackle a reluctant reader ‘head on’ – in fact, this may compound the problem. Every reluctant reader is an individual with individual tastes, but here are a few recommendations from our list of dyslexia-friendly, super-readable books: We’re very happy to offer individual advice by phone or email. Getting Away With It by Anne Cassidy. Wrong Number by Chloe Rayban. The After School Club by Alison Davies. On the Edge by Nigel Hinton.
Crow Girl Rises by Kate Cann. Dumb Chocolate Eyes by Kevin Brooks. Two Words by Tanya Landman. Pike by Anthony McGowan. Moose Baby by Meg Rosoff. Anzac Boys by Tony Bradman. Dyslexia & Reading - Barrington Stoke. Dyslexia is a learning difference that can affect the ability to read, write and spell. Speech, maths, motor and organisational skills may also be affected. People with dyslexia are no less intelligent than their peers but they may have different strengths and need different support to realise their full potential. Our books are designed to help, with: Tinted pages to reduce visual stress, which may be more common in people with dyslexia and can make words seem to jump or dance on the pageA special font that helps prevent people with dyslexia confusing letter shapesSpecial spacing to help minimise confusing, blurring and switchingThick paper to make sure words and pictures don’t show through from other pages and confuse the eyeSpecial editing to help minimise barriers to comprehension.
This process was developed by dyslexia and speech and language experts in response to research and feedback from thousands of readers on hundreds of Barrington Stoke manuscripts over the years. Backlist Love: Jon for Short by Malorie Blackman. The storyA boy wakes up in a hospital bed after a nightmare involving a dark room and a flashing knife, to find that another of his limbs is missing.
Where is he, and why do the doctors and nurses do such dreadful things to him? They call him Joe but he knows that he is Jonathan ”“ Jon for short. Why I love this bookJon for Short by Malorie Blackman is aptly named as it is a very short book ”“ it’s one of our reading age 7 titles for teens and clocks in at just 4,000 words. Despite its length, it deals with huge themes ”“ guilt, mental illness, the fragmentation of one boy’s self.
I remember first reading it and shuddering, and it still has the same effect on me after all this time. Jon for Short was our first collaboration with the illustrator Vladimir Stankovic, whose work I had spotted on a blog some time before. As this element of the book came together, we showed Vladimir the ‘Addenbrooke’ series of drawings and paintings by the great Scottish artist John Bellany. Backlist Love: Gamer by Chris Bradford - Barrington Stoke.