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.