Teachers' Guide

The PM Teacher's Guide Ruby Level provides suggestions for small-group teaching using the twelve chapter books, six non-fiction titles and the anthology of fiction, non fiction and poetry. Each set of teachers notes includes: ' suggested activities for two teaching sessions with a target group, in which the teacher guides the children to read for meaning and to develop appropriate reading strategies and responses; ' suggested focuses for one or more independent reading sessions during which the children complete the reading of the book; ' blackline masters for each title or anthology piece which are designed to focus the children's attention on and provide practice in specific reading and writing skills and knowledge; ' computer task center activity cards for each title which are designed to develop the children's information and technology skills in the content of a language activity; The teachers' guide also provides weekly timetables which demonstrate two ways of organising the classroom for small group teaching.