Joe and the Amazing Talking Birds

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This is the first in a series of free stories about Joe's adventures on days out with his family written at Reading Ages 5-9. Another series of illustrated books tell stories about the family's adventures on annual holidays abroad.
Both series of books use arc's unique Multi Level Reading approach that presents stories at three reading levels making it a valuable resource for home and school. More
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Words: 4,060
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301388332
About Nigel & Dot Brown

Dorothy Brown
Diploma to teach children with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dip RSA)

I have had an interest in enhancing and improving the education of students with learning difficulties over thirty five years. I began teaching in the primary sector and developed an interest in the different ways children learned and how their learning could be improved using a variety of techniques and resources. I moved on to the secondary sector and eventually became head of a special education centre which specialised in the education of students with a wide range of special needs which was highly praised by Ofsted inspectors. I became the SENCO of a large secondary school with responsibility of ensuring pupils of all abilities received appropriate support to enable them to reach their full potential. I then became an Assistant Headteacher with a responsibility of developing the provision of learning of all students with SEN including those with specific learning difficulties or dyslexia.

Nigel Brown

I have been fortunate to work in a variety of primary schools in different parts of the country. In 1978 I was appointed to my first headship of a small village school and moved to take charge of a larger school five years later. We had three successful inspections by Ofsted. In 2004 the inspectors described the school as ‘very good with some outstanding features’. During this time the school became part of a federation and was at the forefront nationally in developing this initiative to raise standards. From the very beginning both schools developed policies which included clear expectations for special needs children and for more able and gifted children. Since retiring I have continued links with schools and teacher training institutions and produced resources for a company specialising in developing maths resources.

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Review by: Jean Fellender on April 13, 2013 :
As with other books written by these authors, it is so good to have the same story at different reading levels that children can read and enjoy together, and so is equally appropriate for use by parents and schools. As a long-standing member of the WWT I am pleased to see a book such as this reflecting its great work and achievements - long overdue.
I am interested to see the other books in the series, as I am sure they will be as well-written and enjoyable as this one.
(review of free book)

Review by: Thomas Harrison on March 19, 2013 :
Although this is the first in the series it was the last of the three (that are currently available)that my son and I enjoyed. Perfect to read on our iPad or just as easy to download as a PDF and print off our own copy. I honestly believe that I have seen a marked improvement in my sons reading and have definitely noticed a more enthusiastic approach to it too. I recommend getting this book as well as the two others that are available right here on Smashwords. I will be keeping my eye open for further installments.
(review of free book)

Review by: Sue Kiddle on March 15, 2013 :
I love this book because it is written at three different reading levels (ages 5, 7 and 9 years) making it suitable for children of different ages in your family to enjoy together. In addition to this the questions throughout the book encourage understanding of the text by promting discussion and the suggested activities are really useful, fun ideas for each age group. I particularly like the Fun Facts which encourage young readers to not only enjoy the story but also to develop their interest in the facts about wild birds and their migrating habits.
(review of free book)

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