Football is fun for so many children and it provides rich resources for reluctant readers. No matter who wins tonight, Arsenal or Chelsea, for many people it will the source of fun, discussion and disagreement. Sheila Blackburn has written a series of stories about football specifically designed for reluctant readers in promote schools. As you will know, one of the challenges with reluctant readers is capturing their attention and imagination. Stories about football are one solution to this, particularly when as well written as these ones and at a time when UK teams will win the Europa League and the Champions League.
Sam’s Football Stories are specially written to stimulate and motivate slower learners and reluctant readers. Written by Sheila Blackburn, an experienced primary school teacher, the six compelling stories in Set A, tell the story of Sam, a football crazy boy. Let your pupils follow this dream come true for Sam and his friends. Join in the fun and excitement as they begin training, pick a team, join a league and enter a tournament.
- provide stimulation and motivation especially for slower learners and reluctant readers
- have gripping story lines make children want to read the next book
- are compatible with the Primary Literacy Strategy category of everyday stories
- are designed to look like books more able readers are reading with attractive covers and black and white illustrations inside
- have carefully controlled vocabulary and sentence structure for easy reading
- have an increasing number of words per book as you progress through the series
- have a clear font and print style
To extend the stories further, use the Teacher’s Guide – Your Chance to Score!, a photocopiable teacher resource linked to the stories in Set A.
Like to try before you buy? Request your free copy of the e-book Football Crazy, the first story in the series, now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org