Monthly Archives: February 2015
Posted on: Feb 25, 2015
Now that levels have essentially gone, teachers are looking for alternative approaches to assessing their students. The Level Ladder was a popular way to engage with national curriculum levels in the context of stimulating classroom tasks. Without a replacement to the national curriculum levels, schools and teachers have been left to develop their own assessment model. This is where the ACE Learning Ladders, developed for Key Stage 3 science lessons, can be used effectively to support assessment, feedback and improvement in the new curriculum.
To celebrate the launch of Dark Reads we are giving away the complete set of 8 titles, each one signed by its author!
Many of our Dark Reads are based on great classics or famous monsters - from a modern day Dorian Gray to a Zombie attack on a cruise ship! We've worked hard to ensure that our readers do not feel patronised by the low word counts and simple language in these books; rather that they are gripped by the tense plotlines and chilled by the eerie events appropriate for their age group.
To further grab the interest of reluctant readers, each title has the look and feel of a 'real' book, accompanied by exciting two-tone illustrations - much like a graphic novel. Read our blog posts below for illustrative sneak previews and plot outlines!
For a chance to win this signed series visit our Competitions page and simply fill out your details. Competition now closed.
We are already in February! Where did January go? Where did 2014 go for that matter? It seems that the New Year is already running away with us and I quite honestly don’t feel as though I’ve put the previous busy year behind me yet. A constant reminder quite literally is the tower of books at home that I still wish to read. Then there is the new pile in the office that is already a health and safety accident in the making and the laptop that is creaking and groaning under the weight of new digital manuscripts filling up the network space here at HQ.