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10% Discount on GNOME WORLD: The Evans Street Attacks
When Rose Gregory, one of my regular contributors to InfoBytes, first told me she was writing a story about Garden Gnomes that come to life at night, I was a bit taken aback. But once I got reading I could see she was onto something that would have lots of appeal to 7-13 year olds.
I could also see how well this would fit alongside Storybytes and the other resources we have written for guided reading lessons.
Each chapter presents itself as a guided reading lesson in its own right - just the right length for 25 minutes of diligent unpacking of the text. If you don't get through it all in your allocated time, your readers will be so engaged in the chapter that they can easily take it away and finish it off on their own.
We also created versions at two different reading ages so that the story can be accessed by a wide range of readers.
Extracts from Gnome World: 'The Evans Street Attacks' Level 7
It was late afternoon and long shadows were stretching across the lawn. Mondo, the garden gnome, stood beside his pond in the front yard, fishing pole in hand. The faint orange shapes of goldfish drifted in the murky water below him. He found no great delight in fishing but he was stuck here all day long in his red hat and red jacket, smiling cheerfully as if he loved it! He couldn’t wait until darkness fell. Then he would be able to jump down from his pose, stretch his little arms and legs and run to join his friends for all sorts of night-time gnome hilarity ...
Suddenly, Mondo froze in his tracks. Three blue hat gnomes were creeping stealthily along the hedge beside the driveway to the Riverside Bowling Club. He decided to follow them carefully from a distance but he had taken only a few steps when he heard shouts of dismay and he broke into a run.
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