Getting started

  • Find out the students’ current reading skills and behaviours using the Record of Reading Behaviours assessment tool.
  • Group students with similar learning needs (4 to 6 students in a group is ideal for most).
  • Select a pair of books at the appropriate reading level for the students in the group, taking into account the students’ learning needs and interests.
  • Decide which book you will teach first.
  • Conduct the reading lesson with the students (supportive Lesson Plans are provided for each pair of books).
  • During the lesson, assess students’ reading informally. The Lesson Plans provide assessment points.
  • Have the students complete activities related to the specific book (see Lesson Plans for an extensive list of possible activities).
  • Teach the second book in the same way.
  • Have students work through the ‘talking about the pair’ activities to synthesise the ideas about the topic presented in each book.
  • Repeat with other books from the level or move on to a more challenging level according to students’ learning.

Find your local sales consultant

Macmillan Education

For Early Literacy (Australia)
enquiries and sales:

customersupport@macmillaneducation.com.au

1300 764 276

Eleanor Cutain Publishing

International
enquiries and sales:

international@ecpublishing.com.au

+613 9867 4880

Edify

For Early Literacy (New Zealand)
enquiries and sales:

orders@edify.co.nz

0508 332 665