The Hodder Reading Project Level 2-3 identifies blocks to progression and takes pupils from National Curriculum Level 2 to Level 3. It comprises the Teacher's Resource, Pupil's Book and 12 Readers. Reader 9, The Black Death by Sarah Blackmore: Six hundred and fifty years ago a deadly plague struck the world. It was a terrible disease that spread so quickly it could not be cured. Everywhere you went you would hear the cry of: 'Bring out your dead!' This was the Black Death.
Sue Hackman (author of the Hodder Reading Project) has been closely involved in the development of the Key Stage 3 English Strategy, and is the author of successful material for lower-attainers, including Fast Forward and Hodder English Gold.