"The Oxford Literacy Web" is an exciting new literacy programme designed to guide schools successfully through the primary years. Fitting the requirements of the National Literacy Strategy, National Curriculum in England and Wales, English Language 5-14 in Scotland, and Common Curriculum in Northern Ireland, the "Oxford Literacy Web" guides pupils through the core skills associated with learning to read and write with a diverse range of literary styles within the genres of fiction, non-fiction, rhymes, language, and poetry. The "Fiction" strand: there can be no better way to learn to read than through the Duck Green School and Variety story strands. Exciting stories, hilarious events, and dynamic illustrations combine to ensure diversity and enjoyment. In the "Duck Green School" stories, early school experiences are brought to life through a cast of lovable characters. Children can enjoy their own 'soap opera', while learning specific vocabulary in context. Stage 4 of "Duck Green Stories" reinforces earlier sight vocabulary and introduces 20 new key words.;We also meet the children in Miss Ross's class, including Poppy's brothers, Mike and Spike, and Leela Lalloo, whose grandparents own The Treasure Chest. The books are available in both standard and 'big book' format.