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Aiming For - Levels 6 Reading: Student Book [Paperback]

Caroline Bentley-Davies , Gareth Calway , Nicola Copitch , Steve Eddy , Najoud Ensaff , Matthew Tett
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Book Description

25 Jun 2009 0007313586 978-0007313587

Help your students make those vital two levels of progress in Reading and Writing with this new KS3 series from Collins.

Each book concentrates on moving students up one level in reading or writing, covering each of the Assessment Focuses in turn.

These brand new books offer student-friendly explanations and activities to build, develop and extend students’ literacy skills, showing them precisely what they need to do to make progress.

Whether you're looking for a one-off lesson, snappy starters or a longer programme of study, these flexible resources are designed to fit around the needs of your teaching and your classes.

Aiming for Level 6 Reading will help you to

• Target areas of underperformance, with a chapter on each Assessment Focus and support at the right level written by experienced teachers and consultants.

• Explain, build and develop the essential reading and commentary skills for this level, with clear, accessible explanations, inspiring examples and lively follow-up activities.

• Motivate and engage students, with exciting stimulus texts, fresh approaches to learning and a colourful, magazine-like layout.

• Embed Assessment for Learning in your day-to-day teaching, with clear learning objectives, criteria for self and peer assessment on every double-page, and end of chapter Level Boosters to help students understand how to progress.

• Gather evidence for your periodic APP assessments, with longer tasks flagged up throughout as APP opportunities.

• Plan ahead without the stress, with ready-to-use double-page lessons and a teacher guide at the back of the book.

Plus, get your students ready for Functional Skills! These books will help you build the foundations for success in the new KS4 qualification.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Collins Educational (25 Jun 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007313586
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007313587
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 26.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 140,196 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Najoud Ensaff grew up abroad and moved to the United Kingdom in her teens. Following an honours degree from the University of Southampton and postgraduate degree from the University of Wales, she went on to become a secondary English and drama teacher and head of department for drama and English in two schools before working in an all-through school and as a senior leader in London. She has worked in Education for nearly twenty years and following an MA course in Children's Writing, for which she gained a distinction, she became an educational consultant, working in nursery, infant, primary and secondary schools in the UK and abroad.

Her first publication was in 2004 and she went on to publish a range of educational texts with a number of mainstream publishers. In 2010 her fiction was published for the first time in the 'Undiscovered Voices' Anthology of the Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators. Najoud Ensaff continues to work in education and combines this with her writing. She lives in the South East of England.

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Review

‘An ideal starting point for planning review lessons or for One to One tuition ideas. Good range of texts all linked to APP statements.‘

A. Butler, Amazon.co.uk

‘Overall, I love the concept of these books. As a school which is supposed to be leading on APP, I would find them very useful in terms of supporting individual students with curricular targets.’

Katy Wayne, Heathfield Community College

‘The Chapter Opener, Check Your Progress and Level Booster Features are wonderful’

Rav Bali, English Consultant, Bolton

About the Author

By Caroline Bentley-Davis, Najoud Ensaff, Steve Eddy, Matthew Tett, Gareth Calway and Nicola Copitch

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful resource 23 May 2013
By Jasmine
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I bought a selection of Level 6 reading resources to use with my small group of Y6 children who were aiming for this level. This book is divided into sections and focuses on all the skills needed in order to achieve Level 6 reading. What was really useful about it was that it was produced in a way that allowed you to pick a section that would fill the time available as opposed to practise papers which took more time.
I feel it is a very useful resource when mixed with past paper practise as it isn't set out in the format the children will get in the actual SATs.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disaapointing 14 April 2013
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I had high hopes for this book, but it failed to deliver. I wanted to use it with a small group of Year 6 pupils but I really didn't feel it helped them to learn anything new - it was all questions to discuss without given any answers so they knew (and I would know) if they were on the right track.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended 23 Mar 2013
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An excellent aid for preparing for the Level 6 Reading Paper. There are plently of focussed exercises that help develop the approriate skills. There are some interesting texts used.
The practice papers at the end are quite challenging.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant books! 6 July 2013
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Used level 4 & 5 with children in my class and also for 1:1 tuition.
Just heard we are taking them up next year so ordered level 6 in preparation as we now have 4 level 5 readers! Although the books suggest use with KS3 children we have been using them with our Y5s as they are bright and colourful and easy to follow with AF levels and next steps.
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3.0 out of 5 stars seems good 1 Mar 2013
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Bought it as a Year 6 teacher for use with my class. So far i have not used it but had a good look through and I think it will be useful for preparing my students for their Level 6 test.
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