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Nurturing a Culture of Literacy

Our trained Literacy Specialists will accompany you every step of the way, whether your school has just taken its first steps on the road to better literacy or is already on the path to school-wide immersion.

From advice on book banding and guided reading to demonstrating best practice for conducting running records to explaining how you can get the most out of the existing books in your library, our experienced Reps will provide your school with a comprehensive level of support.

Contact your Literacy Specialist to learn how your school can nurture a culture of literacy!

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PM Literacy

PM 

The original and most widely recognised book-banded reading scheme. Discover over 1,000 meticulously-levelled readers.

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Collins Big Cat

A fantastic, whole-school graded reading programme suitable for Junior Infants to 6th class. 

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Engage Literacy

An excellent guided reading programme with over 300 book-banded readers for 4-11 year olds.

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Cambridge Reading Adventures

Cambridge Reading Adventures

A banded literacy programme designed for multicultural classrooms with some of the most comprehensive teacher lesson plans available on the market.

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Flying Start to Literacy

A comprehensive core literacy programme that supports the systematic development of reading strategies.

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Red Squirrel Phonics

A series of 70 fully decodable readers for Junior Infants - 2nd Class. Created by the publishers of Engage Literacy.

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Folens Literacy Special Offers 2021 | PM - Engage Literacy - Collins Big Cat - Red Squirrel Phonics

Autumn/Winter Offers 2021

Don't miss out on hundreds of euros in savings on top series like PM and Collins Big Cat, plus great deals on Engage Literacy and Red Squirrel Phonics.

Offers run from 1st September - 30th November 2021.

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Collins Big Cat Offer

Introduce a 12 - 18 week Guided Reading initiative in 3rd - 6th Class. Choose 8 titles per level from Copper - Pearl (8 bands) x 6 multiple copies and save over €350

Was €2,839 Now €2,485

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PM Bundle Offer

Are you looking to expand the range of levelled readers in the lower end of your school? Choose any 6 titles from levels 1-20 x 6 multiple copies and save €560

Was €4,410 Now €3,850

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Folens Literacy Special Offers 2021 | Red Squirrel Phonics

Red Squirrel Phonics Introductory Offer

10% off complete set of 70 decodable readers plus 2 teacher's books

Was €365 Now €329

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Folens Literacy Special Offers 2021 | Engage Literacy

Engage Literacy Offer

Special offer on Levelled Guided Reading Cards. Available from levels 6 - 15 (Box 1) and levels 16 - 22 (Box 2)

Was €275 Now €220 each

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Implementing Guided Reading during Covid-19

During these difficult times, we understand the challenges that teachers are now facing running guided reading lessons in their classrooms due to Covid-19 restrictions. We hosted a webinar with reading expert Rosie Hogan where she showed teachers how they can manage guided reading in their classrooms while children remain in their pods and how to sort generic materials for them as well.

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Stephen Graham delivered a live webinar on the new PM Benchmark Literacy Assessment kit

The 90-minute webinar took place on 29th September 2020 where Stephen:

  • unpacked the PM Benchmark Literacy Assessment resource
  • discussed how to develop a Balanced Reader
  • examined the new Pre-Level 1 and Post-Level 30 assessments
  • gave an overview of the four steps involved in taking a Reading Record

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Learning opportunities within levelled and banded texts - webinar with Rosie Hogan

We hosted a webinar with reading expert Rosie Hogan where she looked at learning opportunities within levelled and banded texts and how teachers can best support children's reading.

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A Practical Guide to implementing Guided Reading - Webinar with Rosie Hogan

Rosie Hogan (an Irish Literacy expert and former Reading Recovery tutor) shared her insights on how to introduce guided reading in your classroom.

Her webinar addressed a number of topics including, how to use different levelled texts within the lesson, and tips & ideas for effective planning and developing independent stations.

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Folens Literacy Digital Collections

 

Contact your local Folens Literacy Specialist to learn more about any of the following series
PM Literacy

PM eCollection

  • Access over 400 eBooks taken from the PM collection. Perfect for schools who are looking for a digital solution for guided and independent reading
  • The PM eCollection comprises three pillars: The ContentThe eReader App, and The Website
  • Supports reading at school and at home

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Engage Literacy Online 

  • Access to 136 interactive eBooks, all of which are precisely levelled and cover pink to lime book bands and Reading Recovery Levels 1-25
  • Supports reading at school and at home
  • One-time fee – no need to worry about annual subscriptions!

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Collins Big Cat eBook Library

  • Access over 1,000 levelled eBooks at school and at home with the Big Cat eBook library
  • Suitable for all classes from Junior Infants - 6th class (Bands Pink-Pearl)
  • Versatile subscription options – or get them all for a fantastic value all-in price
  • Perfect for home reading – no need to share books amongst pupils

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Cambridge Reading Adventures

Cambridge Reading Adventures Digital Classroom

  • Access to 140 ebooks, all of which are levelled and span a reading age of 4.5 - 10 years old
  • Books can be downloaded for offline use
  • The perfect accompaniment to our learner’s books, you can share projectable versions of the books with your whole class and zoom, highlight or annotate important points

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Bug Club Digital

  • Suitable for whole-class and small group teaching in the classroom, and for independent reading at school and at home
  • Teachers are able to view and record data about student reading performance.
  • The online program includes over 440 expertly levelled fiction and non-fiction guided readers, plays, comics, and graphic novels, plus an additional 41 phonic readers.

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