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Connectors Purple: Giant Holes

by Jill Eggleton (author)

Suitable for 7 - 8 years

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Product Description

Connectors is a groundbreaking reciprocal reading series which narrows the attainment gap through peer-to-peer learning. Children work in small independent groups, each taking short turns to be the leader as they read a book together and debate issues raised in the text.

Clear prompts represented by coloured faces show each child when it is their turn to read and lead, and how to focus the discussion to engage their team members. This exciting approach builds reading and listening skills, promotes successful teamwork and encourages every child to participate.

The Sutton Trust ranks peer tutoring as one of the most effective ways to improve achievement, with disadvantaged and low achieving pupils making particular gains. Formal classroom trials of Connectors show children’s reading age leaping forward by an average of 9.1 months in just 12 weeks. Class guided reading time is also increased by up to five times.

Giant Holes gets children thinking about geographical features such as sinkholes and waterholes:

  • What causes giant holes?
  • How do scientists find out more about giant holes?
  • How do giant holes affect human activities?

Book Band: Purple.

Product Details

Series

Connectors Purple

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781407126340

Publisher

Scholastic

Date published

May 5th, 2011

Other details
  • 24 pages
Condition

New

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