Oxford University Press India
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The Oxford Reading Circle is a popular well-established graded series of nine literature Readers designed for pupils of Kindergarten to Class Eight. This rich treasure trove of literary works contains a representative selection of international literature from all over the world, including India. Included in these Readers are classical and contemporary prose and poetry pieces of some of the most highly regarded authors in the world. Great care has been taken to present themes that are value-based and environment-friendly as well as those that have elements of adventure, heroism and romance that can stimulate the child's imagination.
The revised edition features some new stories, interesting new selections from non-fiction, a new section on reference to context questions and writing exercises. A new attractive layout and new illustrations add to the appeal.
Phonics and Spelling: The Primer and Books 1 and 2 contain drills that aid pronunciation and spelling.
Comprehension: A variety of exercises have been included to test factual recall and inferential understanding.
Vocabulary: Exercises have been designed to enhance the pupil's language skills and word power. A fun approach has been adopted to deal with words and what can be done with them.
Extension: Tasks have been designed for extended classroom discussion and debate as also for project work.
Glossaries: While word lists accompany the Primer and Books 1 and 2, the rest of the Readers contain extensive glossaries.
Poetry: Books 3 - 8 carry notes on poets along with explanations and drills of poetry structures.