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Read & Respond

Overview

Get the most out of best-loved children’s books with this bestselling series – the perfect way to explore favourite stories in your classroom. A wealth of inspiring activities, discussion ideas and guided reading sessions based on books that children love to read and teachers love to teach.

  • Build a whole-school literacy programme based on timeless children’s books
  • Foster reading for pleasure with inspiring stories by major authors
  • Boost guided reading in every year group with detailed sessions and notes
  • Save time with ready-to-use lesson plans, activities and digital resources
  • Implement Read & Respond across your school with handy planning resources

Each Read & Respond teacher book helps you explore a classic or favourite story in your classroom, with dozens of teaching ideas and activities that boost reading, writing, speaking, listening and comprehension skills. There are also guided reading notes, writing projects and creative projects to have fun with.

Our Planning Guide provides a suggested teaching structure for Years 1-6, helping you use the series as a whole-school literacy programme.

There are also Guided Reading books for all primary age groups, each containing in-depth guided reading sessions based on six of the most popular books in the Read & Respond range.

Finally, you can also buy the original children’s books that form the basis for the series in multipacks of 6 or 30 copies – perfect for group reading.

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In this series

  • A Christmas Carol

    Read & Respond: A Christmas Carol

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  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Read & Respond: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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  • Aliens Love Underpants

    Read & Respond: Aliens Love Underpants

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  • Bill's New Frock

    Read & Respond: Bill's New Frock

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  • Carrie's War

    Read & Respond: Carrie's War

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  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Read & Respond: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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  • Charlotte's Web

    Read & Respond: Charlotte's Web

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  • Danny the Champion of the World

    Read & Respond: Danny the Champion of the World

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  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    Read & Respond: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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  • George's Marvellous Medicine

    Read & Respond: George's Marvellous Medicine

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  • Goodnight Mister Tom

    Read & Respond: Goodnight Mister Tom

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  • Greek Myths

    Read & Respond: Greek Myths

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  • Guided Reading (Ages 5-6)

    Read & Respond: Guided Reading (Ages 5-6)

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  • Guided Reading (Ages 6-7)

    Read & Respond: Guided Reading (Ages 6-7)

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  • Guided Reading (Ages 7-8)

    Read & Respond: Guided Reading (Ages 7-8)

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  • Guided Reading (Ages 8-9)

    Read & Respond: Guided Reading (Ages 8-9)

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  • Guided Reading (Ages 9-10)

    Read & Respond: Guided Reading (Ages 9-10)

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  • Guided Reading (Ages 10-11)

    Read & Respond: Guided Reading (Ages 10-11)

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  • Handa's Surprise

    Read & Respond: Handa's Surprise

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  • Hetty Feather

    Read & Respond: Hetty Feather

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  • Holes

    Read & Respond: Holes

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  • How to Train Your Dragon

    Read & Respond: How to Train Your Dragon

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  • Jasper's Beanstalk

    Read & Respond: Jasper's Beanstalk

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  • Journey to the River Sea

    Read & Respond: Journey to the River Sea

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  • Kensuke's Kingdom

    Read & Respond: Kensuke's Kingdom

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  • Millions

    Read & Respond: Millions

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  • Oliver's Vegetables

    Read & Respond: Oliver's Vegetables

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  • One Dog and His Boy

    Read & Respond: One Dog and His Boy

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  • Owl Babies

    Read & Respond: Owl Babies

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  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

    Read & Respond: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

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  • Planning Guide

    Read & Respond: Planning Guide

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  • Room on the Broom

    Read & Respond: Room on the Broom

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  • Read & Respond School Starter Pack: Key Stage 1 (16 items)

    Read & Respond School Starter Pack: Key Stage 1 (16 items)

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  • Read & Respond School Starter Pack: Lower Key Stage 2 (16 items)

    Read & Respond School Starter Pack: Lower Key Stage 2 (16 items)

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  • Read & Respond School Starter Pack: Upper Key Stage 2 (16 items)

    Read & Respond School Starter Pack: Upper Key Stage 2 (16 items)

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  • Read & Respond School Starter Pack: Whole School (43 items)

    Read & Respond School Starter Pack: Whole School (43 items)

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  • Stick Man

    Read & Respond: Stick Man

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  • Stig of the Dump

    Read & Respond: Stig of the Dump

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  • Superworm

    Read & Respond: Superworm

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  • The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

    Read & Respond: The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

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  • The BFG

    Read & Respond: The BFG

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  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

    Read & Respond: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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  • The Iron Man

    Read & Respond: The Iron Man

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  • The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

    Read & Respond: The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

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  • The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

    Read & Respond: The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

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  • The Twits

    Read & Respond: The Twits

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  • Tom's Midnight Garden

    Read & Respond: Tom's Midnight Garden

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  • Varjak Paw

    Read & Respond: Varjak Paw

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  • War Horse

    Read & Respond: War Horse

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  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt

    Read & Respond: We're Going on a Bear Hunt

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  • Why the Whales Came

    Read & Respond: Why the Whales Came

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  • Winnie the Witch

    Read & Respond: Winnie the Witch

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  • Zog

    Read & Respond: Zog

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Authors

Pam Dowson

Pam Dowson is a retired primary school teacher and PGCE tutor in Primary English. Pam is currently an independent literacy consultant who now writes.

Jean Evans

Jean Evans is an early years consultant and nursery inspector. For many years she ran her own nursery school and she has also been head of an LEA nursery unit/Early Years co-ordinator. She is the author of Themes on Display: All About Me, Themes on Display Festivals, Skills for Early Years Constructing and Making, Skills for Early Years Social Skills and Early Years Around the Year Personal, Social and Emotional Development. She is a regular contributor to Early Years Activity Bank and Nursery Education magazine.

Eileen Jones

Eileen Jones is an experienced educational writer and literacy specialist . She has over 20 years’ teaching experience.

Jillian Powell

Jillian Powell is experienced in teaching and in writing for all age ranges and key stages of the National Curriculum from Early years through Key Stage 4. She has written both fiction and non-fiction for reading schemes as well as the trade (eg Ginn, Heinemann, Longman, Watts). She is the author of Writing Guides: Adventure Stories (9-11).