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ISBN  9 781420 214567
Published 2007
From the winners series: Physical science – Energy – Importance of energy
 www.macmillan.com.au
Reading Age 7.5+ years – Interest Age 9 years+
Material includes: Science Concepts. Scientific Vocabulary. Saving Energy. How Fossil fuels are Formed

Literacy with high-interest science

Winners! combines all facets of literacy in one series: a variety of fact and fiction text types; high-impact visual literacy; and all the features needed to support kids struggling with their reading.

‘Wicked’ science forms the basis of all titles. The books are ideal for interest-only reading, or as a resource in your integrated curriculum. Comprehensive teacher support is available on line or in print.

Winners! has been specifically developed, using the latest research findings, to assist every student in developing their reading and writing skills.

The series provides:

  • high-interest topics
  • a low readability level of 7.5 years ensuring all kids can read them.
  • a bright and fun design and layout .
  • information on the inside front cover for the teacher and parent – science concepts; main vocabulary; word count’ text types.
  • Australian content .

Literacy features

Literacy skills for students needing extra help, or for ESL students, are developed carefully throughout the series.

  • Each book begins with simple, easy-to-understand language and concepts, building up to more difficult concepts.
  • Sentence structures and content works are repeated in the same book.
  • Text is phrased making reading easier.
  • Pronunciation guides are provided for all glossary words on the teaser spread.
  • All difficult content words are defined; a picture glossary provides visual clues to some.
  • A range of visual literacy elements throughout the series.

There are a variety of curriculum related text types, including:

  • Explanation
  • Advertisement
  • Recount
  • Procedure
  • Interview

The high-octane design will appeal to all students. For struggling readers context clues are provided through photos, captions and graphics.

  • Sentence structures and content works are repeated in the same book.
  • Text is phrased making reading easier.
  • Pronunciation guides are provided for all glossary words on the teaser spread.
  • All difficult content words are defined; a picture glossary provides visual clues to some.
  • A range of visual literacy elements throughout the series.

 

 

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