Genre Range for ages 5-11: *Provides exciting and engaging texts from all the fiction genres children need to experience and understand.*Offers rich opportunities for speaking and listening through playscripts and poetry ranging from classics to contemporary.*Provides easily manageable drama for study and performance in the classroom and an introduction to Shakespeare in Key Stage 2.*Especially motivates and supports reluctant readers through accessible, visual genres such as comic strips and Access texts for ages 9-11.*Provides varied models for writing for comparison, discussion and practice with letters and diaries providing particularly supportive examples of written communication.*Simple integration of assessment for learning into class teaching is provided in the Teaching Notes which ensure children's reading and writing skills progress at word, sentence and text level.*Accessible Teaching Notes and Activity sheets ensure teachers, teaching assistants and parents are all able to contribute to teaching and learning.