Around and Around - Sailing Solo Green: Non-Fiction : 9781869447502

Around and Around - Sailing Solo Green: Non-Fiction

Windsor, Jo
Published by
Pearson New Zealand
Available on demand
Title type

Reading Level: 16
Colour Wheel:  Orange


Sails Literacy Series


Developed by Jill Eggleton and Jo Windsor

The Sails Literacy Series is the perfect resource for Guided Reading and Writing, Reciprocal Reading and Independent Reading. The engaging visuals and subjects will motivate your students to read for pleasure and for information.

Sailing Solos Series

The titles in this series will provide a valuable resource for independent readers, at the end of the Early Stage, who now require unseen texts to practise the reading strategies introduced in the Guided Reading session.

Sailing Solos will provide

  • A stepping stone between guided and independent reading
  • The encouragement of independent and interactive reading strategies (readability is below guided reading level)
  • An introduction to the accessing and retrieval of interest words
  • Focus questions giving children opportunities to think critically
  • A take home reading resource that does not have to be introduced in a guided reading session
  • Visual information for interpretation
  • Extra reading mileage
  • Enjoyment and success


  • Simple language structures
  • Direct speech – impacted by colour so the flow and phasing is encouraged
  • Non threatening manageable small chunks of text
  • An introduction to characters/setting, using labels etc
  • 24 pages to give reading mileage
  • A interactive double page spread that reinforces skills and visual elements
  • Fiction and Non Fiction (Non Fiction features such as index)
  • A word bank summary page at story end with picture links – self prompting should it be required
  • Funky and modern with comic/cartoon design elements
  • Larger than the Sails Guided reader at the Early level 

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