Foundation learning Sourcing age-appropriate resources that don't patronise your struggling students can be very difficult. The good news is that Axis Education provides structured synthetic phonics and writing schemes written for older learners striving to master basic literacy skills - our FastTrack series.
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FastTrack to reading

The UK’s first ever complete reading course for 14+ adults.

This is a proven formula that has helped thousands of adults and older school pupils with few or no reading skills – and guarantees success in reading! Combines reading, sequencing, phonic and reading experience skills for a complete multi-sensory learning approach, teaching reading skills in a logical, structured sequence.

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FastTrack to phonics

Gives new readers confidence in phonics. This follows directly on from our proven FastTrack to reading programme. It is the first-ever complete course to help older learners gain success in phonics.

FastTrack to phonics 1 covers consonant sounds, short vowel sounds, consonant clusters, alphabet sequencing and onset and rime.

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FastTrack to writing

FastTrack to writing teaches both the content and process of writing. A variety of components carefully build on scaffolded skills in a step-by-step manner. Everything is provided to help you create instant success in writing.

A diagnostic assessment tool ensures you place your learners at the appropriate skill level and provide an on-going profile of each student’s writing strengths and weaknesses.

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Play on words Play on numbers This life readers

Play on words

Play on words provides you with a bank of interesting, simple photocopiable graded word puzzles that take a refreshingly adult approach perfect for motivating older learners who have tried and tried again with phonics and sight word acquisition and who are fed up with the less than adult approach that some resources take.

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Play on numbers

Crisp, adult-style graded number puzzles.

Play on numbers provides you with a bank of interesting, simple photocopiable graded number puzzles that take a refreshingly adult approach - perfect for motivating older learners who have tried and tried again with basic numeracy and who are fed up with the less than adult approach that some resources take.

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This life readers

Attention grabbing photostories for emerging readers.

This series of ten adult-focused fresh, quirky stories is great fun to read. Designed for struggling older students with a reading age of 6 (Entry Level 1), these 32-page stories feature one or two short, simple sentences per page with good, clear print and plenty of repetition and reinforcement.

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Thinking strategies Thinking skills Functional skillbuilders

Thinking strategies

For students struggling with the four basic maths operations.

Increase your students' maths skills exponentially! These four comprehensive resources are designed for anyone struggling to master the four basic operations - addition, subtraction, division and multiplication and are ideal for students with special educational needs as well as adult learners.

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Thinking skills

Give your students the skills they need to develop confidence for work and life with these brand new resources. Short-listed for Secondary Education Resource of the Year 2010, these groundbreaking titles use motivational, custom-shot audio and video clips to engage learners.

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Functional Skillbuilders

Your one-stop solution for helping students catch up with literacy and numeracy. Functional Skillbuilders cover every level and category of the Functional English and Maths standards (Entry 1 – Level 2). Workplace contexts are true to life, they motivate and engage your students and make progression easy.

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Health matters Life skills Emotional literacy

Health matters

Health matters encourages your students to make safe choices with drugs, alcohol, tobacco and sexual health. Our trademark, matter-of-fact and accessible approach allows you and your students to tackle sensitive issues with confidence and credibility.

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Life skills

Our best-selling series gives your students the tools they need to live successful independent lives – budgeting, finding a place to live, shopping for food, basic home hygiene and everyday health issues are all covered.

Life skills enagages learners using real-life topics, clear layout and straightforward language - the average reading age is 8.8 years.

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Emotional literacy

Reinforce emotional literacy and show your students how to handle emotions and develop positive relationships. All activities are set in real-life situations, both in the workplace and at leisure, giving these publications direct appeal.

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Social skills Citizenship Basic skills for work

Social skills

Resources to help your students develop self-awareness and social skills. Here they learn how to deal with social situations at work and at leisure including how to get on with others, develop conversation skills and have a positive work attitude.

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Show your students how to become more informed, responsible citizens. These titles explore hot topics from racism to global warming. Some activities challenge students to delve beyond the surface and think critically – ideal for enhancing reading and research skills.

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Basic skills for work

Provides students with the essential communication skills they will use in everyday work and life. Practical scenarios and realistic contexts build English skills and give your students the strategies they need to succeed. Short listed in the 2008 nasen awards.

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Fair play    

Fair play

Supplementary maths at Entry Level 3 - demonstrate the everyday nature of maths with activities based on sports. Suitable for Functional Maths, foundation learning and the Curriculum for Excellence.

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