Literacy resources for older students with reading difficulties
Spinout Stories are collections of high interest stories and related activities especially designed to appeal to upper primary and lower secondary students who are still struggling with literacy.
Each story is available at three levels of reading difficulty, to suit a wide range of students.
Topics to suit older, early readers
There are two topics in each pack.
Each topic offers two stories of different styles.
Some stories are fictional, some are informative. Some are both. All are designed to grab the attention of reluctant readers.
Red Packs covers:
- Gorilla Gang - topic - dreams: style - fiction
- Dream To Stay Alive - topic: dreams: style - information
- Shark Ride Bay - topic - surfing : style - fiction
- Surf Shop- topic - surfing : style - narrative
Games covered are:
- Cloze: reading with comprehension
- Wordsquare: word recognition exercise
- Quiz: comprehension test
Meeting individual needs
Using the Teacher Controls, Spinout Stories can be set up to meets the needs of individual students. Level of difficulty, fonts, special needs requirements and availability of printing are just some of the options that can be set.
The teacher can also check a log of the time each student spends on each activity to help identify an individual's strengths and possible weaknesses.
Also included in each pack is a copy of Spinworks, a powerful teacher's helper that turns any of the Spinout Stories, PM Story Books, Fitzroy Talking Readers or any text file into a set of worksheets in seconds.
Suits Years 5 to 9