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By: Angele Galea Margaret Evans

Marco the Malta Bus

Pages: 116 Ratings: 5.0
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A systematic soft cover reading scheme book with coloured, detailed and comical illustrations on all 99 pages. The book begins with single words presented on a blank page with a colourful illustration for the child to read out loud. The single words gradually develop into short simple sentences made up entirely from target words for the child to read out loud alone. Interleaved with the simple sentence pages, is a story about the adventures of the main characters as they travel around Malta. These story pages are designed to be read out by the adult to the point where a new target word needs to be learned. These pages of story gradually include the learned target words which are printed in bold for the adult to pause at, for the child to read out aloud so that paired reading takes place. The first time a target word appears on the simple sentence pages or the adult read story it will be printed at the bottom of the page. The book is intended to be used with the free Memory/flash cards which can be downloaded from Marco the Malta Bus website.According to research, 16 words included in this  first reading book make up 25% of all the words in a typical book.

Margaret, as a doctor of psychology, has researched many aspects of literacy acquisition for years. Research by Georgetown University has shown through MRI scanning that in order to read well, children need to build a visual dictionary of words. As a self-diagnosed dyslexic, Margaret is passionate about the positive effects of adult supported reading and the quick start benefits of using visual strategies to supplement phonics taught in schools. She has three adult children whom she taught to read before school. The benefits of a supportive family cannot be stressed enough and Margaret understands that some parents are unable to help their families. Margaret’s books are hugely beneficial to children with SEN and EAL. Using amusing illustrated paired-reading stories, safe cuddly toys and website free games, Margaret is convinced she can motivate all children to read for pleasure. Margaret loves detective stories, riding on roller coasters and sunshine.  

Margaret, as a doctor of psychology, has researched many aspects of literacy acquisition for years. Research by Georgetown University has shown through MRI scanning that in order to read well, children need to build a visual dictionary of words. As a self-diagnosed dyslexic, Margaret is passionate about the positive effects of adult supported reading and the quick start benefits of using visual strategies to supplement phonics taught in schools. She has three adult children whom she taught to read before school. The benefits of a supportive family cannot be stressed enough and Margaret understands that some parents are unable to help their families. Margaret’s books are hugely beneficial to children with SEN and EAL. Using amusing illustrated paired-reading stories, safe cuddly toys and website free games, Margaret is convinced she can motivate all children to read for pleasure. Margaret loves detective stories, riding on roller coasters and sunshine.  

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    Fantastic book to teach kids to read.

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