Sensational Reading series builds comprehension skills and inspires students to think deeply about the fiction and non-fiction books they read. Worksheets cover different aspects of literature and many include stimulating follow-up activities related to guided and independent reading. Each worksheet begins with a learning outcome that clarifies the learning intention to both teacher and students. Further, at the end of each worksheet is an assessment rubric tracking the three progressions of HOT – surface, deep and conceptual. In this way the worksheet also makes learning transparent, showing where each student is at and what their next step in learning is.
Suzi is an enthusiastic principal of a Catholic school in Christchurch, New Zealand. She has international teaching experience and has had the pleasure of teaching in a multi-cultural environment. With over 20 years of teaching, Suzi has developed a wealth of ideas and resources to best help children with their learning.
Brigid Ladley is an experienced, innovative primary school teacher who has taught extensively in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Currently at St Michael's Church School in Christchurch, she encourages her students to become creative, independent learners. She is passionate about her role as a classroom teacher and constantly seeks ways to develop her practice to enhance student achievement.