Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys

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By Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys
"Mata and the Super Sandwich" is a title in the Super Sandwich series (the Mata books) for Grades 2-4 reluctant and slow-to-start readers, especially boys. In this title, Mata, Shayla, and Shayla's brother out-do each other to create a "super
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
EBooks, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.2.4, L.2.1, L.2.2, L.2.3, L.2.5, L.2.6
$2.00
2 ratings
3.8
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By Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys
“Mata and the Old Dam is a title in the Super Sandwich series (the Mata books) for Grades 2-4 reluctant and slow-to-start readers, especially boys. In this title, Mata's cousin and friend tease Mata and Shayla by tricking them into an old dam –
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
EBooks, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.2.4, L.2.1, L.2.2, L.2.3, L.2.5, L.2.6
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (59.46 MB)
By Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys
“Mata and the Helicopter” is a title in the Super Sandwich series (the Mata books) for Grades 2-4 reluctant and slow-to-start readers, especially boys. In this title, Mata uses his remote control helicopter to take a message when Shayla is injured.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
EBooks, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.2.4, L.2.1, L.2.2, L.2.3, L.2.5, L.2.6
$2.00
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By Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys
“Mata and the Raft Rescue" is a title in the Super Sandwich series (the Mata books) for Grades 2-4 reluctant and slow-to-start readers, especially boys. In this story, Mata and Shayla (with appropriate safeguards) rescue a boy who is being swept
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
EBooks, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.2.4, L.2.1, L.2.2, L.2.3, L.2.5, L.2.6
$2.00
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By Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys
In this "pick-a-path" interactive story, Tas finds a wallet. The reader's decisions determine the outcome of the story – but the reader can always go back and try another path that leads to a better outcome. This makes for a lot of reading mileage
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
EBooks, Guided Reading Books
$2.00
not yet rated
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By Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys
“Mata and the Rock Crusher" is a title in the Super Sandwich series (the Mata books) for Grades 2-4 reluctant and slow-to-start readers, especially boys. In this story, Shayla gets stuck up on a derelict rock crusher she was forbidden to climb, and
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
EBooks, Guided Reading Books
$2.00
not yet rated
Digital Download PDF (44.51 MB)
By Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys
“Mata and the Crazy Trolley" is a title in the Super Sandwich series (the Mata books) for Grades 2-4 reluctant and slow-to-start readers, especially boys. In this story, Mata and Shayla help their uncle build – and drive – a trolley in a "crazy
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
EBooks, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.2.4, L.2.1, L.2.2, L.2.3, L.2.5, L.2.6
$2.00
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By Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys
“Mata and the Stuck Lift" is a title in the Super Sandwich series (the Mata books) for Grades 2-4 reluctant and slow-to-start readers, especially boys. In this story, on a school trip to the museum, Mata's group gets stuck in an elevator – and Mata
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
EBooks, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.2.4, L.2.1, L.2.2, L.2.3, L.2.5, L.2.6
$2.00
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By Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys
“Mata and the Cardboard Sled" is a title in the Super Sandwich series (the Mata books) for Grades 2-4 reluctant and slow-to-start readers, especially boys. In this story, Mata and Shayla use their cardboard sled to alert a truck driver to an
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
EBooks, Guided Reading Books
$2.00
not yet rated
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By Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys
“Mata and the Stolen lunches” is a title in the Super Sandwich series (the Mata books) for Grades 2-4 reluctant and slow-to-start readers, especially boys. In this story, Mata is accused of stealing lunches until a rat is discovered – which Mata
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
EBooks, Guided Reading Books
$2.00
not yet rated
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By Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys
“Shayla and the Big Kite” is a title in the Super Sandwich series (the Mata books) for Grades 2-4 reluctant and slow-to-start readers, especially boys. In this title, Shayla "borrows" her big brother's landlord kite and she and Mata attempt to fly
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
EBooks, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.2.4, L.2.1, L.2.2, L.2.3, L.2.5, L.2.6
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (51.23 MB)
By Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys
“Mata and the Flat Tyre” is a title in the Super Sandwich series (the Mata books) for Grades 2-4 reluctant and slow-to-start readers, especially boys. In this title, some boys let down Mata's teacher's tyre. The spare is also flat, and Mata saves
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
EBooks, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.2.4, L.2.1, L.2.2, L.2.3, L.2.5, L.2.6
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (39.54 MB)
By Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys
“That’s the Idea!” is the Teacher’s Book for the Super Sandwich series. It offers: 1. An explanation of the series; 2. Principles and suggestions for getting slow-to-start students and remedial readers into reading; 3. An explanation of shared,
Subjects:
Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
Homeschool, Staff
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), EBooks, Guided Reading Books
$8.00
not yet rated
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By Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys
Tas persuades his very reluctant parents to let keep the dog he rescued – and then convinces them that the "outside dog" should become an "inside dog". "Tas and the Outside Dog" is the third title in the Power Button series (the Tas books) for
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
EBooks, Guided Reading Books
$2.00
not yet rated
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By Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys
Tas and Josh get caught sneaking into the circus. They have to work for the ringmaster – but get rewarded with family passes. "Tas and the Circus" is the fourth title in the Power Button series (the Tas books) for Grades 3-5 reluctant and
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
EBooks, Guided Reading Books
$2.00
not yet rated
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By Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys
Tas and Josh try desperate money-making ideas to earn enough to get to the big game. "Tas and the Stretch Limo" is the fifth title in the Power Button series (the Tas books) for Grades 3-5 reluctant and slow-to-start readers, especially boys. There
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
EBooks, Guided Reading Books
$2.00
not yet rated
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By Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys
Tas and Josh are on a class trip to Tas's family's Maori marae when they catch a tagger defacing the marae fence. "Tas and the Tagger" is the tenth title in the Power Button series (the Tas books) for Grades 3-5 reluctant and slow-to-start readers,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
EBooks, Guided Reading Books
$2.00
not yet rated
Digital Download PDF (65.08 MB)
By Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys
In this "pick-a-path" interactive fantasy, Tas and Josh have to navigate their way through a mysterious sideshow that has appeared in their town. Each decision determines the path, sometimes sending them back like in snakes and ladders, till they
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Reading Strategies
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
EBooks, Guided Reading Books
$2.00
not yet rated
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By Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys
“Mata and the Mad Dog" is a title in the Super Sandwich series (the Mata books) for Grades 2-4 reluctant and slow-to-start readers, especially boys. In this title, Shayla is bored and starts teasing the neighbour's dog – and Mata has to rescue her.
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
EBooks, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.2.4, L.2.1, L.2.2, L.2.3, L.2.5, L.2.6
$2.00
not yet rated
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By Marathon Books NZ Easy Readers for Boys
“Shayla and the Mud Slide” is a title in the Super Sandwich series (the Mata books) for Grades 2-4 reluctant and slow-to-start readers, especially boys. In this story, Shayla and Mata build a mudslide behind the school, and persuade their teacher,
Subjects:
Balanced Literacy, Reading, Short Stories
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
EBooks, Guided Reading Books
CCSS:
RF.2.3, RF.2.4, L.2.1, L.2.2, L.2.3, L.2.5, L.2.6
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (69.42 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Primary school teacher for 13 years; Editor of NZ School Journal (a reading resource supplied by the Ministry of Education to all NZ schools) for 13 years; Contracted to develop reading resources for Pacific Island countries (10 years); Currently writing and publishing books aimed at slow-to-start and remedial reading boys.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Tactile and experiential. Most children, and especially boys struggling with reading, learn best when they can touch and do what they are reading about.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Over fifty books published, mainly reading resources for children, but also for teachers, on helping reluctant-reader boys break through into reading.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

NZ Primary, Secondary, and Teacher Training College – Trained Teacher Certificate (equiv to B.Ed.)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Ultra-marathoner (hence the "Marathon Books" brand). Father and grandfather, sailor, boat-builder and traveller.

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