Orange Band / Level 6

AuthorAlex English
IllustratorDuncan Beedie
Format15x21cm, 32pg, SB
Publication Date28/02/16
AR Rating
Bic/CBMC CodeYQCR/B3M79
ISBN 978-1-84886-195-4         RRP £5.99

Pirate's Don't Drive Diggers

Description

Digger-mad Brad is not cut out for a pirate’s life, instead he dreams of life on a building site. When the Salty Dog sets sail, can he prove to Captain Blood that pirates do drive diggers after all?

Features

  • 1 Story
  • 32 Pages
  • 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.