Orange Band / Level 6

AuthorAmanda Brandon
IllustratorGiusi Capizzi
Format15x21cm, 32pg, SB
Publication Date28/01/2019
AR Rating
Bic/CBMC CodeYQCR/B3M79
ISBN 978-1-84886-402-3        RRP £5.99

Mole in Goal

Description

Mole loves to play football, but the problem is he’s not very good. His feet are too little and he’s almost as blind as a bat. Will he find a way to play on a team?

Features

  • 1 Story
  • 32 Pages
  • L&S Phase 5
  • Quiz
  • Direct speech

Orange Band Structure

  • 300-450 words, one story per book with a quiz.
  • All the phonic requirements for Green and below.
  • Although most words are now decodable, we still take care that the vocabulary used is familiar to children. Children should already have met the vast majority of words in the books, although slightly less familiar variants may be used. So for example, the word ‘enormous’ might be used instead of ‘big’ – but probably not ‘gargantuan’!
  • Story plots may be worked out in more detail over a greater number of pages than before.
  • Stories may have an identifiable theme (e.g. ‘stopping bullying’, ‘being brave’, ‘friendship’, etc.). 
  • Children may need to use prediction skills and inference more often, e.g. to follow the plot, appreciate suspense or work out what will happen next.