The "Oxford Literacy Web" is a 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, it 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 helps children to learn to read through the Duck Green School and Variety story strands. Stories, events, and illustrations combine to ensure diversity and enjoyment. In the Duck Green School stories, early school experiences are brought to life through a cast of lovable characters. Children can enjoy their own "soap opera" while learning specific vocabulary in context. This demonstration book, with durable stand, allows the teacher to introduce the characters and settings for the Duck Green School stories from Starter Stage to Stage 5 and is ideal for speaking and listening activities and shared reading and writing.
The text includes information panels on the characters and story scripts to be read aloud from the back of the stand while children study the picture. The stories are supported by questions which develop comprehension and prediction skills.