Soundbites is a graded series of readers aimed at reluctant readers in Key Stage 3, with accompanying teaching resources. - Soundbites has three progressive stages of readers. Among Strangers is a stage 3 title with a reading age of 8-9 and around 40 words per page. Six different level 1 books are available in a pack (0003230856). - The book includes moving narrative-style text covering the true story of a refugee, as well as basic PHSE concepts. - A variety of text types are used, such as autobiographies, biographies, journals, diaries, letters (personal and formal), travel writing, leaflets, reports, reviews, adverts, newspaper/magazine articles, tables. - Specialised, difficult or technical vocabulary is explained on the page, plus a one-page glossary at the end. -The topics covered address the KS3 English and PHSE curricula. - Photocopiable teaching resources, containing a range of literacy-boosting activities, are available in the Soundbites Bumper Pack (ISBN 0 00 323086 4) or individually (0007116926).