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Peter and Jane 1B
Key Words with Peter and Jane uses the most frequently met words in the English language as a starting point…. Key Words with Peter and Jane uses the most frequently met words in the English language as a starting point for learning to read successfully and confidently. The Key Words reading scheme is scientifically researched and world renowned.
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Key Words with Peter and Jane uses the most frequently met words in the English language as a starting point for learning to read successfully and confidently. The Key Words reading scheme is scientifically researched and world renowned. Book 1a introduces Peter and Jane in 16 new words including 'and', 'I', 'likes' and 'has'. Once this book has been completed, the child moves on to book 1b. The Key Words with Peter and Jane books work because each of the key words is introduced gradually and repeated frequently.
This will be a worrying thought for most of us Brits aged between 30 and 45 and a good many younger who will remember Peter and Jane as childhood aquaintances who where charged with the task of teaching us to read. And some of the books are still in print; I still see them for sale in my local bookshop. The Key Words scheme is based on a recognition of the fact that just 12 words make up one quarter of all the English words we read and write and that words make up a half of those we use in a normal day. Teach children these key words first, and they are well on the way to making some sense of most texts. So, step by step, page by page, these words are introduced and repeated one might say hammered to reinforce them as the length and difficulty of the texts increase. The first books were issued in
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The Key Words Reading Scheme is a series of 36 English language early readers children's books , published by the British publishing company, Ladybird Books. The series are also often referred to as Peter and Jane , the names of the main characters. The first book in the series, Ladybird series , was published in , and the series was completed by the first publication of the 36th book in Over 80 million books in the series have been sold worldwide, and the books remain in print in The books were designed as materials for teaching a small child to learn to read, using a system of key phrases and words devised by teacher William Murray. Murray was an educational adviser at a borstal and later headmaster of a "school for the educationally subnormal" in Cheltenham.