The Scissor Man Caves (Penguin Readers Starter Level)
Age Range: 12 – 17 years
Zara and Joe go with their class to the Gerlock Caves. “There’s a story about the Gerlock Caves,” Zara tells her teacher. “There’s a man. He walks in those caves at night and throws scissors at people.”
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The Scissor Man Caves, a Starter Level Reader, is Pre-A1 in the CEFR framework. Short sentences contain a maximum of two clauses, using the present simple and continuous tenses, possessives, regular and irregular verbs, and simple adjectives. Illustrations support the text throughout, and many titles at this level are graphic novels.