I'm a recently crowned KS3 coordinator (temp, until head finds someone he likes better), who needs to source some material to help underachieveing kids go froma 4-5 and 5-6 in years 8 and 9. Ideally, it needs to be something they can work through alone, as we're going to send work home to see if this works before more hardcore intervention.
I know Maths have 'My Maths', so I was wondering if anyone has used anything in English, either online or plain, old-fashioned textbooks. We've got the Smart skills books, but they seem tailored for actual lessons, rather than independent work.
The Collins Aiming for Level books are good. Have a look here. I've used for class based skills work as each child can be working on the most appropriate thing for them. Not sure how they would work as home learning.