Reading Consultant Alison Kelly
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Alison Kelly worked for many years as a primary school teacher in London. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in English Education at Roehampton University in London, teaching about all aspects of literacy. She is co-editor of the successful textbooks Reading Under Control and Writing Under Control, and has also written teaching materials for young children.
Alison helped us to establish the principles which underpin the Usborne Reading Programme:
- exciting, engaging narrative that not only appeals to readers but provides a model for their own writing
- lively detailed design and illustration that adds its own dimension to the text
She helped to set up a framework for the seven levels, covering themes, story length, language and grammar structures. Lastly she reads all titles at draft stage and in their final version.