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Haydn Middleton

Haydn Middleton

  • 5 stars across 166 books
Dr Maureen Lewis is a reading and comprehension expert. Maureen's career in education has included time as a teacher, an advisor, a research fellow in education and a director in the National Strategies. Maureen has worked extensively with teachers to develop practical strategies that really work, and has written many books, articles and classroom materials on all aspects of literacy. Maureen's particular expertise focuses on children's interactions with reading
comprehension, what motivates children to read, and non-fiction texts. Di Hatchett is an expert in early intervention in literacy and mathematics and in the leadership of inclusion. Di's extensive career
in primary education has included 12 years as a head teacher, a long spell as a Senior Director with the Primary National Strategy and, more recently, as Director of The Every Child a Chance Trust, developing the Every Child a Reader and Every Child Counts programmes. Di's field of expertise is the development of high quality approaches to intervention for children who struggle with the development of core skills in literacy and/or mathematics. Marilyn Joyce is an expert in systematic synthetic
phonics and early literacy development. Marilyn has spent many years teaching in London schools and advising on literacy in local authorities. Marilyn was also part of the team that wrote the 'Letters
and Sounds' phonics programme under the leadership of Sir Jim Rose, and was Senior Director of the Communication, Language and Literacy Development team in the National Strategies.
13th September 2012

Project X Code: Super Easy Buy Pack

Project X CODE is a book-by-book series built for SEN and struggling readers aged 6-11. Welcome to Micro World, invente... MoreProject X Code: Super Easy Buy Pack

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12th May 2011

Bug Club Independent Non Fiction Blue B Dead Sick

If you're squeamish, you might want to look away now! This book is all about fighting to stay alive. It describes how ... MoreBug Club Independent Non Fiction Blue B Dead Sick

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2nd June 2006

Rapid Reading: Tomb Trouble (Stage 5, Level 5B)

Suitable for children age 7 and above with a reading age of 7 years 6 months - 7 years 11 months Part of the Rap... MoreRapid Reading: Tomb Trouble (Stage 5, Level 5B)

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5th May 2011

Bug Club Non-fiction Brown B/3B Dead Gorgeous 6-pack

This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme to combine books with an online reading world t... MoreBug Club Non-fiction Brown B/3B Dead Gorgeous 6-pack

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7th August 2003

Dead Gorgeous

When the mysterious stranger shows up at Nova's parents' hotel, she thinks her luck has changed - until she realizes she... MoreDead Gorgeous

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27th May 2005

Captain Cook

A vivid account of the extraordinary life of the explorer, Captain Cook, with lively narrative text, colourful illustrat... MoreCaptain Cook

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5th July 2011

Great Olympic Moments

Great Olympic Moments looks at great Olympic moments through the history of the modern Olympics and reasons why these mo... MoreGreat Olympic Moments

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1st April 2009

True Lives: Shakespeare

Will Shakespeare dreamed of becoming an actor and a playwright. At nineteen he left his home town of Stratford and heade... MoreTrue Lives: Shakespeare

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13th January 2011

Lighthouse Lime: Digging for Dinosaurs

Part of the Lighthouse collection, an engaging fiction and non-fiction series of readers carefully levelled to ensure gr... MoreLighthouse Lime: Digging for Dinosaurs

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