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    The Reading Agency posted a link on 8 June 2010 - 11:02am.

    Quick Reads resources

    Since the launch of the Quick Reads in 2006 The Reading Agency has developed materials to support practitioners using the books with readers. For 2010 there is a downloadable guide including ideas for group discussions, further reading, writing and online activities based on each of the ten new books. There is also a writing pack containing adaptable worksheets to use with all Quick Reads titles and other books. These free materials, mapped to Adult Literacy curricula, are available from

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    Workers' Educati... posted a link on 21 April 2010 - 3:18pm.

    Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire Open Learning & Physical Activity map

    This volunteer-powered collaborative map is here so you can find out about any free or low-cost sociable and informal learning and physical activity opportunities.
    We welcome submissions of real-life learning spaces in the North Staffrdshire area and virtual learning opportunities including health information and support.

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    [video]Basing Tutors posted a video on 9 October 2012 - 11:51am.
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    Sounds Good Reading Program

    An introduction from Jan Ball, author of the Sounds Good Reading System - a one-stop-shop teaching program to teach reading in an easy, step by step approach.

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    Basing Tutors posted a link on 9 October 2012 - 11:02am.

    Sounds Good Reading Program

    Teaching these days can seem so standardised, formulaic and, dare I say it, unimaginative: designed to achieve exam passes, perform well for the league tables and tick boxes, rather than meet the needs of challenging pupils or struggling adult learners.

    But there is another way… and you’ve just found it!

    As you and I know only too well, the English Language is notoriously difficult to learn, but with the Sounds Good Reading System™ you will be able to help your child to read, or learn yourself, in a simple, structured and logical way, at your own pace.

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    Basing Tutors posted a note on 9 October 2012 - 10:59am.

    Reading program

    Since gaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Education specialising in literacy I have been working in education for nearly twenty years and am a member of The Tutor and Assessment Register for The Hampshire Dyslexia Association. My teaching experience covers all ages from 5 to adult in mainstream schools, special education and one-to-one tuition. The increasing demand for one-to-one tuition has also led me to set-up a small, specialist, individual tuition service.

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    Reading test posted a link on 19 March 2011 - 7:35pm.

    Reading test

    Standardised reading test to find reading age of pupils at home or at school.

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    Lisa Panhandler posted a note on 12 February 2009 - 10:04am.


    I am listening to various audio-books, what a fantastic way to increase the number of books I can 'read'. Now I find excuses to exercise so I can listen to the audiobook. I am listening to books I don't think I could ever read. e.g. Stephen Hawkings 'A briefer history of time' - I could never find enough quite and focus to read this but listening to it as I walk is perfect.

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    Helen Brook posted a note on 2 January 2009 - 11:16pm.

    Excellent Support

    Helen has helped our daughter for several months with her Numeracy work. She has come on leaps and bounds and has since moved up 2 groups in her numeracy work.
    An excellent patient tutor who comes highly recommended.
    Thank you may the work continue.
    Mr & Mrs Gilbert

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    Simon Hedley posted a link on 21 November 2008 - 8:39am.

    Essential reading - read this change your life

    This is a great collection of books that are not just motivational but really life changing, with interesting perspectives and more.. as the name says Read This Change Your Life at

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