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Read & Respond

Overview

Get the most out of best-loved children’s books with this bestselling series – the perfect way to explore favourite stories in your classroom. A wealth of inspiring activities, discussion ideas and guided reading sessions based on books that children love to read and teachers love to teach.

  • Build a whole-school literacy programme based on timeless children’s books
  • Foster reading for pleasure with inspiring stories by major authors
  • Boost guided reading in every year group with detailed sessions and notes
  • Save time with ready-to-use lesson plans, activities and digital resources
  • Implement Read & Respond across your school with handy planning resources

Each Read & Respond teacher book helps you explore a classic or favourite story in your classroom, with dozens of teaching ideas and activities that boost reading, writing, speaking, listening and comprehension skills. There are also guided reading notes, writing projects and creative projects to have fun with.

Our Planning Guide provides a suggested teaching structure for Years 1-6, helping you use the series as a whole-school literacy programme.

There are also Guided Reading books for all primary age groups, each containing in-depth guided reading sessions based on six of the most popular books in the Read & Respond range.

Finally, you can also buy the original children’s books that form the basis for the series in multipacks of 6 or 30 copies – perfect for group reading.

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In this series

  • A Christmas Carol Read & Respond: A Christmas Carol

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  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Read & Respond: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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  • Artemis Fowl Read & Respond: Artemis Fowl

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  • Black Beauty Read & Respond: Black Beauty

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  • Flat Stanley Read & Respond: Flat Stanley

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  • Guided Reading (Ages 5-6) Read & Respond: Guided Reading (Ages 5-6)

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  • Guided Reading (Ages 6-7) Read & Respond: Guided Reading (Ages 6-7)

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  • Guided Reading (Ages 7-8) Read & Respond: Guided Reading (Ages 7-8)

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  • Guided Reading (Ages 8-9) Read & Respond: Guided Reading (Ages 8-9)

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  • Guided Reading (Ages 9-10) Read & Respond: Guided Reading (Ages 9-10)

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  • Guided Reading (Ages 10-11) Read & Respond: Guided Reading (Ages 10-11)

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  • Journey to the River Sea Read & Respond: Journey to the River Sea

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  • Letters from the Lighthouse Read & Respond: Letters from the Lighthouse

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  • Poppy Field Read & Respond: Poppy Field

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  • Skellig Read & Respond: Skellig

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  • Stormbreaker Read & Respond: Stormbreaker

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  • Street Child Read & Respond: Street Child

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  • The Boy at the Back of the Class Read & Respond: The Boy at the Back of the Class

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  • The Goldfish Boy Read & Respond: The Goldfish Boy

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  • The Jungle Book Read & Respond: The Jungle Book

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  • There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom Read & Respond: There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom

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  • The Secret Garden Read & Respond: The Secret Garden

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  • The Wind in the Willows Read & Respond: The Wind in the Willows

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  • The Wolf Wilder Read & Respond: The Wolf Wilder

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  • The Wreck of the Zanzibar Read & Respond: The Wreck of the Zanzibar

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  • Tom's Midnight Garden Read & Respond: Tom's Midnight Garden

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  • Wonder Read & Respond: Wonder

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Authors

Pam Dowson

Pam Dowson is a retired primary school teacher and PGCE tutor in Primary English. Pam is currently an independent literacy consultant who now writes.

Jean Evans

Jean Evans is an early years consultant and nursery inspector. For many years she ran her own nursery school and she has also been head of an LEA nursery unit/Early Years co-ordinator. She is the author of Themes on Display: All About Me, Themes on Display Festivals, Skills for Early Years Constructing and Making, Skills for Early Years Social Skills and Early Years Around the Year Personal, Social and Emotional Development. She is a regular contributor to Early Years Activity Bank and Nursery Education magazine.

Eileen Jones

Eileen Jones is an experienced educational writer and literacy specialist . She has over 20 years’ teaching experience.

Jillian Powell

Jillian Powell is experienced in teaching and in writing for all age ranges and key stages of the National Curriculum from Early years through Key Stage 4. She has written both fiction and non-fiction for reading schemes as well as the trade (eg Ginn, Heinemann, Longman, Watts). She is the author of Writing Guides: Adventure Stories (9-11).