Whole-school Levelled Reading Approach
Collins Big Cat is a literacy programme that provides complete support for primary reading. Children will foster a lifelong love of reading with hundreds of book-banded readers to choose from, featuring beautiful illustrations and stunning photography for every step of a child’s reading journey from bands Lilac to Pearl (reading ages 4-12)
Check our overview of the Collins Big Cat series!
Over 100 Decodable Phonics Readers
Complete support for early reading in junior and senior infants through 60 fully decodable books and two comprehensive phonics teachers’ handbooks.
These decodable readers help a child practice and consolidate words and phonemes, model fluency, and check comprehension with the reading notes provided inside every Big Cat book.
Teaching and Assessment Handbooks to Support Guided and Whole-class Teaching
These handbooks deliver engaging, whole-class, and independent reading sessions using a range of reading comprehension strategies. Along with targeted lesson plans, there are resource sheets (including printable worksheets) available for every Big Cat book along with formative and summative assessment opportunities.
Hi/Lo Big Cat Progress Series
This series of 72 dual banded books with high-interest stories for students with lower vocabulary is designed to develop a child’s fluency and comprehension. Age-appropriate illustrations are supported by suitably levelled text to support and engage struggling readers.