Collins Big Cat - The Story of Us: Becoming Human: Band 18/Pearl
A fascinating history of humankind. Discover how we evolved from ape-like beings to the modern humans we are today.
Pearl/Band 18 books offer fluent readers a complex, substantial text with challenging themes to facilitate sustained comprehension, bridging the gap between a reading programme and longer chapter books.
Text type: An information book
Curriculum links: History and Science
Ideas for reading in the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.
Human evolution is such a fast moving and exciting subject, with new finds changing our ideas and understanding of our ancestors. As Wendy and Michael couldn’t find a book on human evolution suitable for their grandchildren, they decided they would write a book themselves – one that is up-to-date and interesting for all ages.
The Story of Us: Becoming Human tells how we evolved together. It shows that we are all part of the same human family and that the differences between us are very small. This is a fitting message in today’s global society. It is one of the main reasons that Michael and Wendy wrote this book.
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.