Collins Big Cat - Why do we dance?: Band 10+/White Plus
Can you decode some top moves? In this book, you’ll learn all about the fun, awe-inspiring and sometimes surprising world of dance! Get ready to use your brilliant skills of observation to work out the meaning of fascinating dances from around the world.
White Plus/Band 10+ books provide challenging plots and vocabulary as well as opportunities to practise inference, prediction and reading stamina.
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.
Seeing a friend perform a solo Classical Indian Dance show changed the way Ali thought about dance. Not only was she in awe of her physical endurance, she was also mesmerised by the stories the dances told. They were ancient tales, but the dances really brought to life the characters’ feelings and motivations, and it made the stories feel very relevant to today. It was as if the characters had travelled through time to meet us!
Since then, as well as feeling that dance can be entertaining to watch and a fun and healthy activity, Ali has felt there is something very important and mysterious about dancing.
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.