"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 C Reader" pack provides 6 readers, 2 fiction, 1 poetry and 3 non-fiction. More adventures with Sam and Info-rider 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. A stunning poetry anthology features poems with high-interest themes from top contemporary poets, carefully selected for readability. Find out about mountain biking, volcanoes and hone your detective skills in this set's non-fiction. These 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: "Back Spin" (24pp/fiction) "Sam the Detective" (24pp/fiction); "Open House" (24pp/poetry); "Be a Detective" (24pp/non-fiction); "On Your Bike" (24pp/non-fiction); and, "Active Earth" (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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