Above the Clouds! is the first of two readers in Stage Four of the Rainbow English Programme. Each reader contains 20 extracts from published children’s literature, 10 factual pieces of writing and 10 poems.
The published extracts have been carefully chosen by peer reviewers and cover a wide range of reading genres.
Each extract is preceded by oral language pre-reading activities.
An excellent, free online oral language programme also accompanies this book.
Each extract and fact piece is followed by a series of activities comprising:comprehension, vocabulary, word study/phonics, grammar, punctuation and the writing process.
Above the Clouds! is accompanied by a ground-breaking Portfolio Book that reinforces the comprehension, vocabulary, word study/phonics, grammar/punctuation covered in the core book.
A unique feature of the Portfolio Book is that it covers all the writing genres, and is a clear record of the student’s work for the year.
An individual pupil profile assessment booklet is also available to monitor progress.
The teacher’s notes that accompany Above the Clouds! is feature a comprehensive week-by-week, month-by-month scheme outlining all elements included in the book.