Jasper needed a new home. When Katie saw him in the pet shop she loved him at once and couldn’t wait to bring him for walks. But Jasper had other ideas about walking. Read all about his secret adventures in this first story about a brave little dog.
The novels allow children to experience sustained reading of a story in chapter form
It allows them to experience a shared response to fiction
Children can engage with longer fiction over several chapters through the novels ‘Jasper Saves the Day’ and its sequel ‘Jasper Goes on Holiday’
Big Box Adventures is a New English Language Programme from The Educational Company of Ireland, fully integrating ICT. It has been written in line with the most up-to-date guidelines from the Department of Education and Skills, The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011â2020. It is an exciting, new and original programme, for Junior Infants to Second Class and has been written specifically for the Irish market, to meet the needs of primary schools, teachers and pupils.
Big Box Adventures combines the elements of oral language, reading and writing, and fully integrates ICT and digital resources into all elements of the series. The attractive design and presentation of the books and resources, ensures an enjoyable experience for the children. Each element in this programme has been written and designed to incorporate all aspects of literacy in the 21st century. The programme has been extensively reviewed by practising teachers from a broad spectrum of schools nationwide. It can be used in conjunction with existing phonic programmes widely available in primary schools.
At Junior and Senior Infants levels, Big Box Adventures focuses specifically on children’s enjoyment of play, drawing extensively on the Aistear Early Childhood framework. It provides teachers with strategies to improve literacy and language skills, including sustained symbolic play, role-play, and imaginative play, as well as playing with language.
At First and Second Class levels, Big Box Adventures enables children to engage with different kinds of reading â Fiction, Non-fiction and Poetry, as recommended The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011â2020.