Andy Owen, Miranda Ashwell
(Heinemann Library, Feb. 26, 2001)
A pack of four texts studying geological features - volcanoes, caves, islands and coral reefs - for nine-year-olds with special educational needs. They are part of the "Take-Off!" series which is aimed at children who are struggling to achieve the levels of literacy expected for their age. The books chosen have been based on best-selling titles within existing Heinemann Library series and meet all Key Stage 2 requirements for the subject area. The National Literacy Strategy emphasizes that children with special educational needs should work, wherever possible, with their peers within the Literacy Hour. The aim is to use structured, intensive teaching to enable as many children as possible to work at the appropriate level for their age.