"Jumpstart Stage 3" provides fiction, poetry and non-fiction texts for children with a reading age of 6.5/interest age of 8+, featuring themes that will especially appeal to boys. Strong word-picture cues and carefully patterned text support struggling young readers. "Jumpstart Stage 3 Set A Reader" pack provides 6 readers, 3 fiction and 3 non-fiction. A school trip with a difference, a threat to Hops Hill and a market mystery feature in this set's fiction. These action-packed fiction stories follow the adventures of the characters who live in Hops Hill - Sam, Ravi, Kim and their families. The highly visual texts are illustrated in full colour by Kim Blundell and provide lots of opportunities to look and talk. Find out about the history of football, slimey snakes and the planet Mars in this set's non-fiction. The non-fiction books link to themes in the fiction texts. The non-fiction is illustrated in full colour with striking photographs and artwork and features non-fiction text conventions. More linked non-fiction is available in the sister series, "Jumpstart Extra". "Stage 3 Set B" includes: "The Big Day Out" (24pp/fiction); "The End of the By-pass" (24pp/fiction); "The Market Mix-up" (24pp/fiction); "Football for Ever" (24pp/non-fiction); "A Trip to Mars" (24pp/non-fiction); and, "Deadly Snakes" (24pp/non-fiction). What "Jumpstart" does: "Jumpstart" gives children who are beginning to fall behind their peers the earliest possible opportunity to develop the skills they need for successful reading. Building on a strong phonics base and using carefully controlled language, each Stage provides 18 titles - fiction, non-fiction and poetry - that support and build confidence. "Jumpstart" has been designed in consultation with a team of experienced SENCOs and classroom teachers. All the materials have been carefully developed in line with the requirements of the National Literacy Strategy.
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Series Consultant Sue Graves is a Learning Support Consultant with Cheshire LEA. Formerly a Special Needs teachers, Sue spent 18 years teaching children aged 5-11 with learning problems, developing their literacy and numeracy skills. Fiction Authors The fiction authors include prize-winning children's author David Morgan, published author and poet Patricia Leighton, established children's poet Brain Moses and established children's author Jana Hunter. Non-fiction authors The non-fiction authors include the established children's authors John Foster, David Clayton and Stevie Wilde.
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