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Heavy Machines

By | Copyright Year:2016 | ISBN-13: 9780170365857

Bulldozers, graders, cranes and excavators are large, heavy machines. They are used to make roads, to clear areas of land, to lift heavy objects and to dig soil and rocks out of the ground.


Most students will reach PM Silver level at the end of their fourth year at school. The stories concern real-life problems, reflecting the relative maturity of these students.

Sentences with two or three clauses and several verbs become more common at this level. Visually confusing elisions such as we’re, are introduced and the length of the texts at this level extends to around 1000 words.

Silver level books encourage students to empathise with other people and societies. Reading about experiences such as overcoming oppression help children to grow and face the challenges in their own lives.

Upon completion of the Silver level, children have reached a reading age of nine years.