Nelson Literacy Directions Complete Series Available Now!
Levels 3, 4, 5 & 6
‘There is a recognised plateau in literacy learning in middle and upper primary. It’s important that these students are given the opportunity to interact with a wide range of carefully levelled texts, and exposed to a variety of text types, text form and genres.’
Nelson Literacy Directions is a core literacy program for students in middle and upper primary. Featuring an emphasis on comprehension, Nelson Literacy Directions provides a wide variety of printed and electronic texts for explicit instruction in written language, oral language, visual literacy and critical literacy.
The complete series comprises four levels – Level 3, 4, 5 and 6. Using Nelson Literacy Directions 5 as an example, this video demonstrates how each component of the series can be used in the classroom.
Improve your students' inferential comprehension, grammar and vocabulary
The use of inferential comprehension is built into Nelson Literacy Directions. The 'Making Meaning' questions which accompany the levelled text and levelled exemplar cards emphasise the use of higher order thinking skills. A warm-up literal question is followed by a series of inferential comprehension questions at the word, sentence, paragraph, text, text and visual levels, then ending with a response question.
Support your students with fine-grade levelling
The carefully levelled texts and exemplar cards provide scaffolded support for students at different stages of learning.
Expose your students to a variety of text types and text forms
Text types featured throughout Nelson Literacy Directions include recount, description, information report, narrative, procedure, exposition, explanation and discussion. Text forms include reader's theatre, graphic fiction, traditional tales, poetry, web blogs, technical reports, presentations and debates.
Integrate curriculum content while teaching literacy
The themes and topics in Nelson Literacy Directions link to the Sciences, Humanities and Arts curricula.
Each level comprises
Levelled fiction and non-fiction texts - 18 fiction and 18 non-fiction texts for guided and independent reading.
Exemplar card kits - six copies of 27 different cards (162 cards).
Non-fiction big books - three big books with IWB CD linked to the Sciences, Humanities and Arts curricula.
Audio Visual Resources DVD - providing multimodal texts linked to the levelled texts or exemplar cards.
Interactive Student Activities CDs - providing four activities for each levelled text.
Teacher's Resource Book with BLM CD - teacher notes, lesson plans and BLMs to support guided reading, writing, speaking and listening activities.