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Teaching Literacy in Year 1 - Term 1
These texts match the range for Year 1 term 1 in the NLS Framework for teaching. They can be used as part of the literacy hour. Select planning to see where they fit in to the medium term plan for term 1. Click on resources to see additional material to support the use of these texts.
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The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Term 2 Week 4 Plan: The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Three Billy Goats Gruff E book Single User (PC)
The Three Billy Goats Gruff traditional tale, presented as an electronic book, for use with an interactive whiteboard, computer or multimedia projector, with colourful illustrations and the option to edit your own text and save and load text. (5mb Download) Single User PC Version
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Three Billy Goats Gruff E book with speech Single User (PC)
The Three Billy Goats Gruff traditional tale, presented as an electronic book, for use with an interactive whiteboard, computer or multimedia projector, with colourful illustrations and sound on the speaking parts. (9.6mb Download) Single User PC Version
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Three Billy Goats Gruff Goat Facts Single User (PC)
This non chronological report is presented as an electronic book, for use with an interactive whiteboard, computer or multimedia projector. (7.9mb Download) Single User PC Version
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Term 1 Text: This Week
Week 1 Plan: This Week
Please Note, This book is currently out of print
This photographic book illustrates school activities throughout the week. It provides a useful starting point to create a class recount of the week's events
Available as a Big Book
Written by Monica Hughes
Photographs by Susanna Price
All Aboard
Ginn & Company Ltd 1995
ISBN: 0-602-265223


Alternative Text: How Do You Feel?
Week 1 Alternative Plan: How Do You Feel?
How do you Feel?
A useful big book which focuses on a boy's feelings during the week that sees him starting a new school.
An alternative text to This Week.
By Liu Gillian
Published by Evans Brothers
ISBN 02375 18880

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Text: Goldilocks & the Three Bears
Week 2 Plan: Goldilocks & the Three Bears
This traditional story provides an opportunity for the retelling of a traditional tale
You can either tell the story or find a printed version to read.
A Big Book version is available from
Kingscourt \ McGraw-Hill
ISBN 0-7327-2289-6
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Term 1 Text: The Little Red Hen
Week 3 Plan: The Little Red hen
This example of a traditional story provides a good starting point for a discussion of reasons, or causes of incidents in stories. The patterned text provides an opportunity for everyone to join in an oral retelling of a traditional tale. Careful explanation of some of the vocabulary may be necessary as the process of growing wheat and grinding into flour may not be familiar to children!

Heritage Readers
The Wright Group - ISBN: 0-7802-7028-2

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Term 1 Text: Where's My Teddy
Week 4 Plan: Where's My Teddy
Week 5 Plan: Where's My Teddy


Unit 4 in Developing Early Writing (link to NLS publications) is based on this book. Eddy has lost his teddy in the dark horrible wood. The giant teddy he finds is not his –it belongs to a gigantic bear. The story, written in rhyme, ends happily with both boy and bear in their own beds cuddling their own little teds.

Author & Illustrator: Jez Alborough
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN 0-7445-3058-X

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Text: Pass the Jam Jim
Week 6 Plan: Pass the Jam Jim

This book contains a strongly rhyming text about a hilarious tea party. It is an excellent book for making collections of rhyming words. Can be used as a starting point for modelling writing instructions. 
Author: Kaye Umansky
Illustrator: Margaret Chamberlain

Used by permission of The Random House Group Limited
http://www.randomhouse.co.uk

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Text: The Sandwich that Max Made
Week 7 Plan: The Sandwich that Max Made
Week 8 Plan: The Sandwich that Max Made
This book, which is available as a big book, is modelled on The House that Jack built. It is an excellent resource for developing children's understanding of a sentence. The last page contains 9 lines of writing although it is still only one sentence.
Author: Marcia Vaughan
Illustrator: Ellen Giggenbach
Available from Kingscourt/McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 0-7901-0117-3

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Text: The Three Little Pigs
Text: The Gingerbread Man
Week 9 Plan: The Gingerbread Man Week 10 Plan: The Three Little Pigs
A teaching objective for weeks 9 and 10 is for pupils to compare oral versions of a story with the written text. This version of the Gingerbread man is available as a big book from Kingscourt/McGraw-Hill.

Collect different versions of the Gingerbread man and the Three Little Pigs as texts for week 9 and 10.
The Three Little Pigs text is included in The First Story Book illustrated by Stephen Cartwright.
ISBN: 0-7460-0258-0
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Text: Grandma's Bill
Week 11 Plan: Grandma's Bill
In this delightful book, Bill and Grandma look at pictures of past and present family members. Available as a big book.

Author: Martin Waddell
Illustrated by Jane Johnson
ISBN: 0-7500-0307-3
Macdonald young Books

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Text: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?
Week 12 Plan: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?

The patterned text and colourful illustrations makes this an ideal model for children to write their own simple picture books. Available as a big book.

Author: Bill Martin, Jr.
Illustrator: Eric Carle
ISBN: 0-14-050296-3
Puffin Books

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