Working with reluctant readers, Teaching Assistant Dean McGhee has seen the challenge that a considerable number of children face with reading. Sharing his passion for comics, graphic novels and picture book, his new book ‘Space Invaders – An Intergalactic Adventure!” has taken into consideration pace, language and visual content that reluctant readers crave.
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With recognisable characters, the book provides comedy, challenge and great visual content to provide discussion points in a bid to engage the reader throughout the story. Aimed at pupils aged 9+, the features of the text are sprinkled with literacy aspects worthy of discussion with children, such as poetry, alliteration, and plenty of engaging descriptive language that draw the reader into the story. The illustrations, also created by Dean, are filled with visual prompts and cues, adding value to the overall book.
This is a short story, so reluctant readers won’t be over-whelmed with the text, but this book has taken into consideration the pace, language and visual content that various groups of reluctant readers crave.
Space Invaders – An Intergalactic Adventure! Written by Dean McGhee is published by iWonder Publications is priced £6.99 available from Amazon UK.