"The Oxford Literacy Web" is an exciting new literacy programme designed to guide schools successfully through the primary years. Fitting the requirements of the National Literacy Strategy, National Curriculum in England and Wales, English Language 5-14 in Scotland, and Common Curriculum in Northern Ireland, the "Oxford Literacy Web" guides pupils through the core skills associated with learning to read and write with a diverse range of literary styles within the genres of fiction, non-fiction, rhymes, language, and poetry. The "Fiction" strand: there can be no better way to learn to read than through the Duck Green School and Variety story strands. Exciting stories, hilarious events, and dynamic illustrations combine to ensure diversity and enjoyment. Variety stories extend children's experience of different styles of fiction. They reinforce vocabulary but include a more challenging element to push upward toward the next level. "Starter Stage Pack B" contains six amusing stories with minimal text. The "Helpful Henry" cluster by Alison Hawes has a familiar domestic setting to which children can easily relate.
The illustrations by Kate Davies are full of detail to promote discussion. The "Fred and the Animals" books are all about the mischievous animals in a wildlife park and their long-suffering keeper. The books are available in both standard and 'big book' format.