PM teacher's page
PM is the largest and most finely-levelled reading programme in the UK, with a proven approach to developing successful readers. Click here for the latest PM catalogue.
On this page, you will find:
- PM Case studies
- PM Reading and the National Curriculum
- PM Books for Boys
- Implementing Guided Reading in the classroom
- Teachers notes and answers for PM Guided Reading Cards
- Keys to the PM offering an in-depth look at levelling
- Free downloadable activity sheets
PM Case Studies
PM Reading and the National Curriculum
PM Books for Boys
Research consistently shows boys are under-performing in reading in comparison to their female counterparts. In 2002, the National Literacy Trust and The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Literacy found that three out of four (76%) UK schools are concerned about boys’ underachievement in reading (read more here).
Implementing Guided Reading in the classroom
Guided reading is a research-informed approach to reading instruction. Used by literacy educators in classrooms, it is a key component of a balanced and comprehensive literacy strategy. Guided reading is designed to support the reading development of students in all years of primary school. Find out how to implement Guided Reading in your classroom in our new booklet. Take a look here.
PM Guided Reading Cards
These box sets each contain 20 four-page cards (Orange to Silver) or 10 six-page cards (Emerald to Sapphire). There are six copies of each card. Fiction and non-fiction texts featuring all the standard text types are provided, with literal and inferential questions on the back of each card.
Click below for free sets of teacher’s notes and answers for each box set:
You can also download a Guide to text types found in the series.
To purchase one of these box sets, click here .
Keys to the PM‘Keys to the PMs’ offers an in-depth look at the meticulous levelling behind the PM books and an overview of children’s literacy development at each PM level.
- Key to the PMs: Magenta
- Key to the PMs: Red-Green
- Key to the PMs: Orange-Silver
- Key to the PMs: Emerald-Sapphire
© Key to the PMs Beverley Randell, Nelson Australia. Reproduced with the permission of Cengage Learning Australia.
Free downloadable activity sheetsThese free activity sheets link directly to specific PM Storybook titles. They have been divided by colour band. We will be adding to this collection over time, so you might like to bookmark this page.
- PM Red activity sheets
- PM Yellow activity sheets
- PM Blue activity sheets
- PM Green activity sheets
- PM Orange activity sheets
- PM Turquoise activity sheets
- PM Gold activity sheets