I teach group 1 literacy (bottom group) in Year 1. 20 out of 30 of the children are still working below Level 1. My next unit of work is Information Texts and as the group is boy heavy I would like to focus on dinosaurs. Do you think this is too hard a topic for low ability children to be reading and writing about. I know they won't be able to read the word "dinosaur", but I could make an information book along the lines of..."A leaf is nice to eat" etc. Last year I did "Pet" books and the kids seemed to be bored. What do you think?