Resources

To look inside or purchase any of John's books, please click the images to be directed through to the relevant website.

Reading Rocketeers

Designed to boost levels of attainment in readers who are able to decode but may still be working towards expected reading levels, each text encourages learners to both understand and apply core reading skills.


With additional tools to help monitor, assess and evidence a child’s reading development, Reading Rocketeers can easily be integrated into a school’s existing Reading Intervention programme.


Boost reading ability and improve comprehension levels by:

  • Developing higher order reading skills using easy to decode text.

  • Improving knowledge and understanding of what is being read at word, sentence and whole text level.

  • Increasing a child’s fluency in a meaningful and coherent manner.

 

To preview and purchase the titles, please click on the books.

Reading Explorers

A guided skills-based programme aimed at developing key reading and study skills.

 

This acclaimed series provides teachers with a variety of genres, both fiction and non-fiction, which will allow children to access, interpret and understand what they are reading.

 

It increases the child's knowledge and understanding of why certain words are chosen by an author. It gives the reader the chance to speculate on the tone and purpose of the texts, as well as consider both the texts' themes and audience.

 

The core reading skills covered in this programme are:

  • Retrieval of specific information

  • Inference skills, including deductive reasoning

  • Evaluative & summative assessment

  • Vocabulary development: word knowledge & word choice

  • Study skills that promote wider independent study

To preview and purchase these titles, please click on the book required.

Reading Explorers - Year 2
£32.00
Reading Explorers - Year 3
£32.00
Reading Explorers - Year 4
£32.00
Reading Explorers - Year 5
£32.00
Reading Explorers - Year 6
£32.00

The Classics

A skills-based programme aimed at developing key reading and research skills.

 

Carefully chosen to bring together some of our best loved children's writers, The Classics – A Voyage of Discovery offers readers the chance to experience some of the greatest children's literature ever written, stories and poems that are an essential part of our literary heritage.

 

Designed to encourage and develop specific reading skills, as well as to promote a love for the written word, this series dovetails beautifully when teaching contemporary texts in order to provide teachers with a broad and balanced reading environment.

 

The core reading skills covered in this programme are:

  • Retrieval of specific information

  • Inference skills, including deductive reasoning

  • Evaluative & summative assessment

  • Vocabulary development: word knowledge & word choice

  • Study skills that promote wider independent study

 

To preview and purchase these titles, please click on the book required.

The Classics - Year 3
£28.99
The Classics - Year 4
£28.99
The Classics - Year 5
£28.99
The Classics - Year 6
£28.99

Top Class Comprehension

A skills-based series aimed at developing higher order reading skills and securing Greater Depth.


Using a variety of texts to promote wider reading, each session encourages learners to engage with the text at a deeper level of understanding.


Core thinking and reasoning skills contained within each lesson include:

  • Inference: deductive reasoning and inferential understanding

  • Authorial Intent: vocabulary development and contextualised grammar

  • Evaluative and reflective assessment and critical thinking

To preview and purchase these titles, please click on the book required.

Comprehension - Y3
£28.00
Comprehension - Y4
£28.00
Comprehension - Y5
£28.00
Comprehension - Y6
£28.00

Top Class Vocabulary

The perfect companion to Top Class Comprehension, this practical and engaging series will help you to bring the teaching of vocabulary to life.  


Focusing on improving a child’s knowledge and understanding of words through exposing them to high quality texts and contextualised language, each book aims to help teachers establish a Reading into Writing approach and places the exploration of words at the heart of the writing process.


The three core areas covered in this series are:

  • Word Class: looking at a wide variety of language types and functionality

  • Word Knowledge: Breadth – learning what new words mean and expending our personal word bank  

  • Word Choice: Depth – understanding why an author has chosen to use this language and exploring how it impacts both text and reader


To preview and purchase these titles, please click on the book required.

Vocabulary - Y3
£26.00
Vocabulary - Y4
£26.00
Vocabulary - Y5
£26.00
Vocabulary - Y6
£26.00

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