Stage 2 Big Books are large format versions of the new edition Stage 2 storybooks. With their new, even larger format they are an invaluable resource for whole class teaching and group work. The titles in the pack are A New Dog, What a Bad Dog!, The Go-kart, The Toy's Party, New Trainers andThe Dream.The A4 sized Teaching Notes booklet, which is included in the pack, provides a Curriculum Coverage Chart listing Speaking and Listening, Reading, and Writing activities at Reception level. The Teaching Notes include the Extended Story for each title in the pack. These longer version Extended Storiesencourage the children to understand the story, absorb the details in the illustrations and predict the text. They are ideal for teachers to encourage children to talk about the story and look closely at the pictures. Each Extended Story is followed by ideas and suggestions for shared activities forspeaking and listening, reading, and writing.