The Price of Friendship: - easy reader for teenage with reading difficulties

The Price of Friendship: - easy reader for teenage with reading difficulties

by Anna Higgins

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Overview

A real problem for young teenagers with severe reading difficulties, including dyslexia, is the shortage of stories they want to read. (Obviously books aimed at young children are not appropriate.) Based on their considerable research and wide-ranging trials, Anna and Sydney Higgins have written the graded series of books, FUN READ.

'THE PRICE OF FRIENDSHIP' is the sixth book in the series. Its Flesch Reading Ease score is 87.1. It is graded as 'easy to read'. Based on 8 standard readability formulas, it is appropriate for beginners (= 4th grade/year). The content is most suitable for female students aged 11-16. There are 114 pages and 8 illustrations.

THE PRICE OF FRIENDSHIP
Amanda arrives unexpectedly at the Seymour's home. She announces that she's left home after a row with her father and his new wife. They didn't like Lola, her friend.
David and Joan Seymour agree that Amanda can stay with them for a while. Their son, Tom, is delighted. He is even happier when Lola visits - but she throws the whole family into crisis.
What happens then is both funny and alarming. As everyone tries to deal with the problems Lola creates, they all discover the real price of friendship.

Unlike the earlier books in this series, the text is presented in complete sentences.

Both Sydney and Anna Higgins have many years of teaching experience. After being a Senior Advisor for English in the UK, Sydney moved to Italy where he became a professor of English. His wife, Anna, has been for over 20 years a university teacher and an examiner for the Cambridge EFL examinations.

The other books in the FUN READ series are:

1. FUN READ 1
1) 'Old Man Moon' 2) 'Shouts in the Night' 3) 'The Run-Away' 4) 'At the Dance'
Graded as 'very, very easy to read' - for beginners (= 3rd grade/year). The content is most suitable for male students aged 10 - 15. There are 66 pages and 64 illustrations.

2. FUN READ 2
1) 'Down Rope Walk' 2) 'CRASH!'
Graded as 'very easy to read' - for beginners (= 3rd grade/year). The content is most suitable for male students aged 10 - 15. There are 86 pages and 26 illustrations.

3. FUN READ 3
1) 'Lonely Girl' 2) 'No Time to Scream'
Graded as 'easy to read' - for beginners (= 3rd grade/year). The content is most suitable for female students aged 11-16. There are 92 pages and 26 illustrations.

4. WHEN THE SONG WAS OVER
Graded as 'very easy to read' - for beginners (= 3rd grade/year). The content is most suitable for female students aged 11-16. There are 94 pages and 26 illustrations.

5. VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES, GHOSTS & UFOs
Graded as 'very easy to read' - for beginners (= 4th grade/year). Content is most suitable for male students aged 11-16. There are 98 pages and 76 illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482349900
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/17/2013
Series: Fun Read , #6
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Anna and Sydney Higgins have three sons and a lifetime's involvement in education. Both have taught in the UK, Uganda and Italy. Over sixty of their books have been published. Both have written books for children and he has written biographies including 'Rider Haggard: The Great Storyteller' and 'The Benn Inheritance'. He has also ghosted books, including 'Stroll On' for Tony Booth, 'Piper Alpha - A Survivor's Story' for Ed Punchard, 'The Pirelli Book of Motor Racing Heroes' for John Surtees and 'Nicola: A Second Chance to Live' for Nicola Owen.
At the moment, both are English Professors at an Italian university. They are also examiners for the Cambridge ESOL examinations. Previously, Sydney was the Senior English Adviser for Suffolk.
They both love travelling and together have written a two-part guidebook, 'Staying in the Châteaux Hotels of France'.

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