Collins Big Cat - My 2000 Year Old Teacher: Band 15/Emerald
Rufus is running away from his problems – and the school bully, Crusher! When his class go on a school trip to the museum, Rufus only hopes to get back in one piece. He never expects to gain a new (very old!) friend along the way. Can the ghostly Epictetus’ lessons in Stoicim help Rufus to face up to his problems, before Crusher catches up with him?
Emerald/Band 15 books provide a widening range of genres including science fiction and biography, prompting more ways to respond to texts.
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.
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.