Dockside, the award-winning reading intervention programme, is specifically designed for older children who are struggling with their reading, or for children learning English as an additional language. It provides an opportunity for children to practise their reading skills at a suitable level with age-appropriate storylines. A handy breakdown of key words is included as well as question prompts to encourage discussion. The series is set in an everyday world featuring a range of strong characters and stories to which children can relate, and enjoy, providing a unique approach to reading intervention.
John Townsend B Ed, MA Having been a secondary school teacher for many years, John became a full-time writer of children's books: from picture books, plays and poetry to reading schemes (award-winning 'Dockside' for Rising Stars), novels and information books. He has now published almost 300 titles. Visiting schools and libraries around the UK to promote reading, John had been involved with many literacy projects, specialising in engaging all abilities with text. Specialist non-fiction subjects include science, history, geography and amazing animals.