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2019-05-07T13:33:42+13:00

Level 5 Senior kit

This level builds on the skills developed in level 4, and adds in final blends. Books are longer and more sophisticated, with a much bigger emphasis on comprehension. Follow up activities involve planning and writing. Wordchain 2 relates to this level.

$300 + GST

Included in the kit:

  • 19 books in journal box.
  • USB with puzzles, black and white copies of the Fluency sheets, scripted comprehension guides for all books, templates for comprehension activities and recording forms.
  • Relevant sliders.
  • 14 laminated Fluency sheets.
  • 4 laminated ‘Big Word’ challenges.
  • Level 5 manual. This includes dictation, scripted comprehension guides for all books and many follow-up activities.
  • Pack of 6 pastel coloured whiteboard markers.
  • 60 second sand timer

Books included are:

A Jar of Jam
Agnes and Mrs. Smith
Camping
Getting to the Summit
Jin the Otter
Me with the Paddles
Mumps
Mum’s Garden Plan
My Days as a River Pig
My Days in the Skidder Gang
River Otter, Sea Otter
Sally Mon
The Chest in the River
The Godwits
The Hut
The Robins
The Shag
Under the Bed
Whiskers Black

The Books

2019-04-02T10:48:21+13:00

Whiskers Black

By Betsy Sewell
$9.50 + GST – 2506 words
$7.50 + GST – each for 4 or more books

Who is this terrifying bearded stranger, and is he really as terrifying as he looks? Why does he choose to live like this, carrying his swag from farm to farm? What do his songs tell us about his life? A glimpse into social history through the story of one man.

2019-04-02T12:02:32+13:00

Camping

By Betsy Sewell
$6.50 + GST – 413 words
$5.50 + GST each for four or more books
Children reluctantly go camping with Dad, but discover its joys and do not want to go home.

2019-04-02T12:02:32+13:00

Mumps

By Betsy Sewell
$6.50 + GST – 485 words
$5.50 + GST each for four or more books
Gran comes to look after a child in bed with mumps, and explains about being sick in her childhood.

2019-04-02T12:02:32+13:00

The Hut

By Betsy Sewell
$7.50 + GST – 804 words
$6.00 + GST each for four or more books
Boys build and furnish a hut in the plum tree, only to have it taken over by a possum.

2019-04-02T12:03:10+13:00

The Shag

By Betsy Sewell
$7.50 + GST – 762 words
$6.00 + GST each for four or more books
How the shag fishes, how it brings up its young, and how traditional fishermen in Japan trained shags to bring in their catch.

2019-04-02T12:03:10+13:00

Sally Mon

By Betsy Sewell
$8.50 + GST – 981 words
$7.00 + GST each for four or more books
The story of a salmon, and her challenge to get past the (hydro) dam in the river to get to the spot where she must lay her eggs.

2019-04-02T12:03:10+13:00

A Jar of Jam

By Betsy Sewell
$9.50 + GST – 1137 words
$7.50 + GST each for four or more books
Mum loses the jar of jam she has just bought, and it is found by one person in need of sustenance after another, until Mum finds it just where she left it, containing nothing but a fat slug with a single red foot. What does Mum think has happened?

2019-04-02T12:03:10+13:00

Jin the Otter

By Betsy Sewell
$9.50 + GST – 1576 words
$7.50 + GST each for four or more books
When Jin the Otter escaped from the (Auckland) zoo, the public, the police, the army were called in to help track her down. Her ability to evade them all gripped the nation.