Collins Big Cat - Hooked!: Band 14/Ruby

Paperback

Alyssa loves her laptop. She’d stay on it all day if she could. Unfortunately, her family has other ideas. Can Alyssa cope without screens for a whole week, and reconnect with her family?

Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction.

Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall.

Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

When Jo Cotterill was a child, she was obsessed with books. When her reading was interrupted, she was grumpy and uncooperative! Now that she has children of her own, she battles regularly with the lure of the phone and tablet. Digital screens are part of children’s lives, both in school and out of it, and it’s important to teach children healthy ways of using technology so that they don’t become socially isolated. Research shows that if you feel disconnected from society, you are more likely to be drawn to addictive behaviours. Jo tries to put down her own phone when she’s with her children – it’s important to lead by example!

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available.

Collins Big Cat is a whole-school reading programme that provides complete support for primary reading. Children will become fluent readers through hundreds of high-quality fiction and non-fiction banded books by award-winning authors and illustrators. In-depth teaching resources support you in developing and assessing key reading skills at all stages from early reading through to phonics, to guided, whole-class and independent reading for more confident readers.

RRP: £7.25

ISBN

978-0-00-855353-1

Publication Date

09-01-2023

Format

Paperback

Pages

48 pages

Dimensions

148x210mm

Product Description

Alyssa loves her laptop. She’d stay on it all day if she could. Unfortunately, her family has other ideas. Can Alyssa cope without screens for a whole week, and reconnect with her family?

Ruby/Band 14 books give increasing opportunities for children to develop their skills of inference and deduction.

Pages 46 and 47 allow children to re-visit the content of the book, supporting comprehension skills, vocabulary development and recall.

Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.

When Jo Cotterill was a child, she was obsessed with books. When her reading was interrupted, she was grumpy and uncooperative! Now that she has children of her own, she battles regularly with the lure of the phone and tablet. Digital screens are part of children’s lives, both in school and out of it, and it’s important to teach children healthy ways of using technology so that they don’t become socially isolated. Research shows that if you feel disconnected from society, you are more likely to be drawn to addictive behaviours. Jo tries to put down her own phone when she’s with her children – it’s important to lead by example!

Collins Big Cat supports every primary child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency. Top authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that children love to read. Book banded for guided and independent reading, there are reading notes in the back, comprehensive teaching and assessment support and ebooks available.

Collins Big Cat is a whole-school reading programme that provides complete support for primary reading. Children will become fluent readers through hundreds of high-quality fiction and non-fiction banded books by award-winning authors and illustrators. In-depth teaching resources support you in developing and assessing key reading skills at all stages from early reading through to phonics, to guided, whole-class and independent reading for more confident readers.

Author

Jo Cotterill, Illustrated by Adrienn Greta Schonberg, Prepared for publication by Collins Big Cat

Jo Cotterill is a multi-award-winning author best known for her superhero series Electrigirl and the critically acclaimed A Library of Lemons. With her background in drama, music and teaching, Jo loves visiting schools and appearing at festivals to enthuse to children and young people about books and the importance of imagination and connection. She also works as a consultant with the organisation EmpathyLab, developing empathy-based literacy activities that can be used in schools and libraries.