Streams to Ford is a collection of mostly free verse poetry spanning many years, owing to the sporadic nature of inspiration and available time. This collection is accompanied by author's notes on each piece, giving insight into the source of the work, and at times, revealing the innermost thoughts of the author. We all have streams to ford in our lives; some of them easy to navigate, and others heartbreakingly difficult. Looking back, it doesn't matter if you get wet. It doesn't matter if you nearly drown. The idea is to keep moving forward, until the next stream to ford presents a new challenge. Streams to Ford captures decades of challenges and memories, and invites the reader behind the scenes with author's notes on each poem. Most of the work is in free verse, compelling the reader to focus and find their own meter while sharing some of the author's special and unique experiences, spoken through dogs, rainy days and relationships, from heartache to elation; sorrow to triumph.
The Level 9 Biff, Chip and Kipper Stories, written by Roderick Hunt and illustrated by Alex Brychta, provide a rich story context to help develop language comprehension and decoding skills. Stories and More Stories A continue to provide a mix of fantasy settings and familiar situations. More complex sentences with conceptually more challenging storylines develop stamina, ensuring that readers will be able to progress to more demanding texts with confidence. The new-style inside cover notes provide advice and support to help adults read and explore the story with the child, supporting their decoding and language comprehension development. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with childrens reading development is also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk.
The Oxford Literacy fiction and non-fiction levelled guided reading books feature recurring characters that follow and build on contemporary early years themes.New non-fiction books written for Australian Curriculum English, history, science and mathematics make reading even more meaningful and relevant.