This series, like Supporting Literacy, builds on Andres Brodie'saptitude for making things really straightforward for less able pupils.Teachers need materials that are suitable for the increasing number oflower ability children in the mainstream classroom. These children whoneed 'additional' or 'different' help (roughly one in six children fallinto this category), are often supervised by classroom assistants. National Test results indicate that children, especially boys, arestruggling with their writing. 'One in five children who entersecondary school are officially behind in reading and writing.'Inspectors also reported on the continuing gap between girls and boys,which they say is particularly pronounced in writing. All activities are linked to the new Literacy framework through aprocess of 'tracking back' and are intended to help lower abilitypupils make progress in order to catch up with their year group. Eachlearning objective is addressed by one or more pages and each page willinclude notes for teachers enabling anyone using the sheet to see itspurpose immediately. Recording and monitoring pupil's progress areintegral to all books.