Sunshine Classics continues to be one of New Zealand’s most loved and successful literacy programme. These books have been tried and tested over the years and have been used to teach children from all around the world to read and to develop a love of reading.
- A large variety of fiction and non-fiction titles
- Levels 1 to 30 for emergent to fluent readers
- Free teaching notes and professional development videos
This is where the magic is – in the wonderful stories that make Sunshine Classics the books of choice for students and teachers. The fiction titles engage all students with loveable characters, fun and imaginative storylines and a dose of humour. Key series author, Joy Cowley, has created timeless stories that students love to read. The non-fiction texts in Sunshine Classics cover a wide range of interesting topics with the information easily accessible.
Most of the Sunshine Classics titles are available in digital format on Sunshine Online. The digital versions can be used on a large screen such as an interactive whiteboard or TV for SHARED READING. On iPads, the programme can be used for GUIDED READING and students can access the program at home or in class using computers and iPads for INDEPENDENT READING.
Free Guided Reading Lesson Plans are available to download. These notes are clearly written and provide explicit teaching with a focus on the skill areas of comprehension, vocabulary, fluency and writing.