Gold Band / Level 10

AuthorElizabeth Dale
IllustratorErin Hunting
Format15x21cm, 32pg, SB
Publication Date28/11/2020
AR Rating
ISBN 978-1-84886-718-5        RRP £5.99

The Fortress of Fear


Tom and Leo go on a school trip to the Fortress of Forfar. But not long after they arrive, they get lost and discover that the Fortress has a secret!


Gold Band Structure

  • No specific phonic structure to these books, as children should be able to work out most reasonably common words without difficulty.
  • Vocabulary choices are appropriate to this young readership and not too complex or demanding.
  • Plots and characters are still mostly clear and straightforward to follow. There are still plenty of opportunities for prediction, discussion and thinking about the story.
  • A wider range of sentence structures can be used – still mostly simple and speech-like, but with some that are longer/multi-clause.
  • Plots are still straightforward and linear, but they may be developed over more pages or require a bit more thought to understand.
  • Story is split into simple chapters,