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More about StoryBytes and InfoBytes - Guided and Shared Reading

Each piece of text has been written at multiple levels of difficulty.
StoryBytes give you THREE levels of text difficulty.
InfoBytes give you FOUR levels of difficulty.
We are working towards providing 5 levels of difficulty to provide text for everyone across the RA 7-14+ range.

Purchase the levels which are most appropriate to the needs of the students you are working with.

LEVEL 1: Reading Age 7-8 years  (StoryBytes and InfoBytes)
LEVEL 3: Reading Age 8.5-9 years  (InfoBytes only, StoryBytes coming soon)
LEVEL 5: Reading Age 10-11 years  
(StoryBytes and InfoBytes)
LEVEL 7: Reading Age 12-13 years  (Coming soon)
LEVEL 9: Reading Age 14+ years  (StoryBytes and InfoBytes)
FOUR Ways to Use StoryBytes and InfoBytes 

1. Shared Reading - Use the PowerPoint version for whole class instruction
   * One paragraph will be enough for a daily 10 minute strategy practice session - see how in our video clip.
   * Choose the level of difficulty which best suits the students you will be working with.
   * If you have a wide range of ability in your class then change the level of difficulty each day. 
      eg Day 1: Paragraph 1 - Level 1, Day 2: Level 5, Day 3: Level 3.

"Great the way you have formatted this resources for Shared Reading. The progressive reveal of the text via powerpoint works so well for getting everyone focussed. They kids look forward to the next part of the story everyday. Very clever having the text at different levels also. As you suggested I use different levels of difficulty each day and they really like the challenge of that." Anton, Teacher
2. Guided Reading - you have material for 3 guided reading lessons (4 with InfoBytes) with follow-up activities at different levels if you choose to use it that way.

"I love the StoryBytes concept very much! It is truly one of the best literacy resources I have ever seen. I teach at an international school in Kuala Lumpur ( NZ Year 6) and the kids can't get enough of it. The Blooms concepts provide such a rich response task that gives them some choice. Dylan Parry, International School, Kuala Lumpur
3. Writing - The 3 levels of increasing complexity can be used as writing models to show students how to add detail and impact to their writing. Students can also identify the story structure and brainstorm ideas and write their own ending.

"These are extremely popular with my Year 8 students. We are writing our next chapters/endings or ongoing adventures from Storybytes on our Kidblogs and it is really a great combination.  We use the screen version, the paper reading and all groups use two or three of the levelled texts to compare their progress and next steps needed in written English.  It makes the progression really clear for them and we relate it to our writing matrix." Colleen Dalley, Hunterville School. 

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