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Stride Ahead Manual


The Stride Ahead Manual is for anyone who can read, but who still has difficulty in understanding what they read.

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The Stride Ahead Manual is for anyone who can read, but who still has difficulty in understanding what they read.

Stride Ahead is the natural ‘next step’ from Toe By Toe. Toe By Toe teaches ‘decoding’ skills. This enables students to read more fluently with good pronunciation. However, many still need help in making sense of the written word. This is where Stride Ahead helps.

Many students reach a ‘reading plateau’. They have good reading skills, but still face problems in understanding text content and extracting meaningful information from it. This has consequences for a student across all subjects in test and examination situations. For maturer students, it can also impact on their ability to do their job competently and effectively.


Author Keda Cowling believes that this inability to extract meaning from a text results from their minds being too ‘busy.’ That is, they think too much about the mechanics of decoding the written language.  This results in them being unable to give adequate time and attention to the meaning in a text. A further consequence is that they become stressed in time-limited situations (like tests, exams or work-related situations) and so fail to perform to the best of their ability.

Stride Ahead offers a solution to this problem. The manual uses ‘timed exercises’ to sharpen and focus student’s reading and comprehension skills. ‘Timed exercises’ help ‘accelerate’ a student’s ability to more quickly process the information contained in a text. The exercises also help students and to extract meaning from text more rapidly.


Coronavirus shipping update: Please note that due to the current exceptional circumstances, customers from outside the UK & Ireland may face long delays. This does not apply to customers in the USA who can order the USA version from toebytoeusa.com and manuals will be sent from New Jersey using the US Postal Service.

Australian and New Zealand customers should order from Pearson Clinical here: https://www.pearson.com.au/9780952256403

We would strongly advise customers in Canada to buy the UK version from Amazon Canada.

Please contact us directly at info@toe-by-toe.co.uk if you have any further shipping queries.


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