Author(s): Jack Gabolinscy
When this family was planning an eightieth birthday party for their grandmother, the children were told to be quiet and well-mannered. Their parents didn�t want them to do anything rowdy to spoil the celebration for Grandma. Do you think the children did as they were told? What do you think happened to turn it into a wild, fun party?
Series editor and author of the Red Rocket reading program, Pam Holden has more than 30 years specialist experience in literacy. As a Reading Recovery teacher she has worked one-to-one with hundreds of children struggling with literacy. Pam's pupils have also included those approaching English as a second language, and children who are advanced and require extension. This experience has given the author a rare insight into the literacy process and has enabled her to identify many key elements that consistently block children's progress.