• Education

How to Teach Story Writing at Key Stage 1


Author: Pie Corbett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136779523
Category: Education
Page: 80
View: 4846
How to Teach Story Writing at Key Stage 1 is a practical manual for teachers, to be used directly in the classroom. The book begins with a series of language games, designed to warm up creativity and strengthen the imagination. This is followed by a series of creative story workshops, based on the writer's own experience both as a teacher and poet running workshops in schools. These workshops focus on growing the roots of story writing through story telling and reading, and begin with the importance of learning a few well-known tales. There are ideas for drama, role-play and art, and a few model stories are provided for story telling. Other workshops explore simple ideas for creating new stories, based around simple familiar patterns. The book also offers advice on how to organize an effective workshop for younger children, and demonstrates how to teach story writing in a dynamic, creative and imaginative way in relationship with the KS1 national literacy framework. Workshops include the story of our lives; stories that make a circle; stories about problems; days of the week tales; humbug, stuff and nonsense stories; quests; repetitive tales; wishing stories; warning stories; and cooking the story soup.

    • Education

How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 6-8


Author: Sue Palmer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136931244
Category: Education
Page: 112
View: 9366
Now in an updated second edition How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 6-8 provides a range of practical suggestions for teaching non-fiction writing skills and linking them to children’s learning across the entire curriculum. Providing a number of suggestions for teachers and putting emphasis on creative approaches to teaching children writing in diverse and innovative ways, it provides: techniques for using speaking and listening, drama and games to prepare for writing suggestions for the use of cross-curricular learning as a basis for writing planning frameworks and ‘skeletons’ to promote thinking skills information on key language features of non-fiction texts examples of non-fiction writing guidance on the process of creating writing from note-making. With new hints and tips for teachers and suggestions for reflective practice, How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 6-8 will equip teachers with all the skills and materials needed to create enthusiastic non-fiction writers in their primary classroom.

    • Creative writing (Elementary education)

Bumper Book of Storytelling Into Writing

Key Stage 2
Author: Pie Corbett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780955300813
Category: Creative writing (Elementary education)
Page: 94
View: 9448

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The Bumper Book of London

Everything You Need to Know About London and More...
Author: Becky Jones,Clare Lewis
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 1781011036
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 280
View: 6261
DIV This entertaining and informative book includes every fact, figure, statistic and hidden secret of London that will be of interest to children. Mixing history with literature, listings with trivia, it opens windows on all areas of London's rich past and present. Here children will learn about London's art and architecture, landmarks, hidden places, ghosts, pearly kings and queens, festivals, street names, games, traditions, markets, football teams, and much, much more. Discover the oldest, the tallest, the silliest, the scariest and the smallest things in London. Shop till you drop at the Queen's favourite stores. Delve into London's murky past, see where notorious criminals were hanged, drawn and quartered, pirates were strung out to rot, heads were mounted on spikes and prisoners were tortured. Peer down London's oldest loo, chant with the crowds at London's first football club, and walk under the River Thames without getting wet. The Bumper Book of London will satisfy every child's appetite for facts and figures - as well as providing fodder for desperate parents who have run out of answers. /div

    • Children's stories

Storyteller

traditional tales to read, tell and write. Teacher's book for ages 7 to 9
Author: Pie Corbett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781407100685
Category: Children's stories
Page: 32
View: 5033
PIE CORBETT'S STORYTELLER AGES 7-9 provides a wealth of activities supporting oral story telling, reading and writing stories. The teacher's notes by best-selling author Pie Corbett take each story from DRAGONORY AND OTHER STORIES and provides: * history of the story * activities for reading the story * techniques for telling it and re-telling it out loud * activities that encourage the children to write their own versions.

    • Fiction

Our Lady of the Lost and Found

A Novel of Mary, Faith, and Friendship
Author: Diane Schoemperlen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101126973
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 569
One Monday morning in April, a middle-aged writer walks into her living room to water the plants and finds a woman standing beside her potted fig tree. Dressed in a navy blue trench coat and white Nikes, the woman introduces herself as "Mary. Mother of God.... You know. Mary." Instead of a golden robe or a crown, she arrives bearing a practical wheeled suitcase. Weary after two thousand years of adoration and petition, Mary is looking for a little R & R. She's asked in for lunch, and decides to stay a week. As the story of their visit unfolds, so does the story of Mary-one of the most complex and powerful female figures of our time-and her changing image in culture, art, history, as well as the thousands of recorded sightings that have placed her everywhere from a privet hedge to the dented bumper of a Camaro. As this Everywoman and Mary become friends, their conversations, both profound and intimate, touch upon Mary's significance and enduring relevance. Told with humor and grace, Our Lady of the Lost and Found is an absorbing tour through Mary's history and a thoughtful meditation on spirituality, our need for faith, and our desire to believe in something larger than ourselves.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Meerkat Mail


Author: Emily Gravett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416934731
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 8430
Through a series of flip-up postcards addressed to his family, Sunny Meerkat documents his travels as he searches for the perfect place for him to live.

    • Fiction

The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet

A Novel
Author: Reif Larsen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698148231
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 6618
Discover The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet for iPad. A brilliant, boundary-leaping debut novel tracing twelve-year-old genius map maker T.S. Spivet's attempts to understand the ways of the world When twelve-year-old genius cartographer T.S. Spivet receives an unexpected phone call from the Smithsonian announcing he has won the prestigious Baird Award, life as normal-if you consider mapping family dinner table conversation normal-is interrupted and a wild cross-country adventure begins, taking T.S. from his family ranch just north of Divide, Montana, to the museum's hallowed halls. T.S. sets out alone, leaving before dawn with a plan to hop a freight train and hobo east. Once aboard, his adventures step into high gear and he meticulously maps, charts, and illustrates his exploits, documenting mythical wormholes in the Midwest, the urban phenomenon of "rims," and the pleasures of McDonald's, among other things. We come to see the world through T.S.'s eyes and in his thorough investigation of the outside world he also reveals himself. As he travels away from the ranch and his family we learn how the journey also brings him closer to home. A secret family history found within his luggage tells the story of T.S.'s ancestors and their long-ago passage west, offering profound insight into the family he left behind and his role within it. As T.S. reads he discovers the sometimes shadowy boundary between fact and fiction and realizes that, for all his analytical rigor, the world around him is a mystery. All that he has learned is tested when he arrives at the capital to claim his prize and is welcomed into science's inner circle. For all its shine, fame seems more highly valued than ideas in this new world and friends are hard to find. T.S.'s trip begins at the Copper Top Ranch and the last known place he stands is Washington, D.C., but his journey's movement is far harder to track: How do you map the delicate lessons learned about family and self? How do you depict how it feels to first venture out on your own? Is there a definitive way to communicate the ebbs and tides of heartbreak, loss, loneliness, love? These are the questions that strike at the core of this very special debut. Now a major motion picture directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Kyle Catlett and Helena Bonham Carter. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Fiction

The Year the Music Changed


Author: Diane Thomas
Publisher: Amazon Encore
ISBN: 9781935597773
Category: Fiction
Page: 244
View: 4318
It is 1955. Achsa is a lonely, passionate and precocious fourteen-year-old. Isolated at school by her intelligence and disfigurement, troubled at home by the undercurrents in her parents' relationship, she finds comfort and inspiration in the tunes and rhythms she hears on her radio. Hearing a recording by an unknown 20-year-old country singer named Elvis Presley, she fires off a fan letter, telling him she knows he's going to be a star.

    • English language

Model Texts for the Primary Classroom


Author: Karen Moncrieffe
Publisher: Eprint
ISBN: 9781905637737
Category: English language
Page: 100
View: 9540
This is a comprehensive selection of fiction and non-fiction texts, designed to provide models for children's own writing. Lists of criteria enable children to identify features common to different text types so that they can try to include these features in their own writing.

    • Biography & Autobiography

I'll Never Write My Memoirs


Author: Grace Jones,Paul Morley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476765081
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 9461
"Memoir from model and actress Grace Jones"--Provided by publisher.

    • Science

Bumper Book of Dinosaurs


Author: Keiron Pim
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446477193
Category: Science
Page: 352
View: 9874
Dinosaurs are back. Say hello to the Giganotosaurus, the Velociraptor, and Tyrannosaurus rex. Ready yourself for the deadly horns of the Zuniceratops and the razor sharp tail of the Tuojiangosaurus. But above all, be sure to expect the unexpected. Armed with a host of stunning recent discoveries, Keiron Pim re-introduces us to these mind-boggling creatures in mesmerizing detail. As we live through a ‘golden age’ of discovery, the rise and fall of the dinosaur is once again staking its claim as Nature’s most spectacular phenomenon. For decades, these weird and wonderful creatures have roamed the imaginations of adults and children alike; now they are brought to life before our very eyes. If you think you know the world of Dinosaurs, then think again, for it grows stranger and more fascinating all the time. Filled with fun facts and gory details, with ancient history and modern discovery, and with stunning design and illustrated throughout, this book is sure to delight readers of all ages.

    • Science

Your Inner Fish

A Journey Into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body
Author: Neil Shubin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307277453
Category: Science
Page: 237
View: 4656
A fascinating chronicle of the evolution of humankind traces the genetic history of the organs of the human body, offering a revealing correlation between the distant past and present-day human anatomy and physiology, behavior, illness, and DNA. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Badger Sentence Writers


Author: Pie Corbett,Ann Webley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781846912108
Category:
Page: 98
View: 314

    • Social Science

The Hidden Brain

How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives
Author: Shankar Vedantam
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 9781588369390
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 6107
The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.

    • Fiction

The best revenge

short stories
Author: Rebecca Rule
Publisher: Hardscrabble Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 193
View: 3760
Nineteen short stories present portraits of everyday life in rural New England, featuring children, trappers, college professors, and transplanted Flatlanders

    • Transportation

Return to Glory

The Story of Ford's Revival and Victory in the Toughest Race in the World
Author: Matthew DeBord
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 0802189555
Category: Transportation
Page: 272
View: 4243
In January, 2015 at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford unveiled a new car and the automotive world lost its collective mind. This wasn’t some new Explorer or Focus. Onto the stage rolled a supercar, a carbon-fiber GT powered by a mid-mounted six cylinder Ecoboost engine that churned out over 600 horsepower. It was sexy, jaw dropping, but more than that, it was historic, a callback to the legendary Ford GT40 Mk IIs that stuck it to Ferrari and finished 1-2-3 at Le Mans in 1966. Detroit was back, and Ford was going back to Le Mans. Journalist Matthew DeBord has been covering the auto industry for years, and in Return to Glory, he tells the recent story of Ford. A decade ago, CEO Alan Mulally took over the iconic company, and thanks to a financial gamble and his “One Ford” plan, helped it weather the financial crisis and a stock price that plunged to $1 a share, without a government bailout. It was enough for the company to dream of repeating racing history. DeBord revisits the story of the 1960s, details the creation of the new GT, and follows the team through the racing season, from an inauspicious debut at Daytona where the cars kept breaking down, to glimmers of hope at Sebring, and the team’s first victory at Laguna Seca in Monterey. Finally, DeBord joins the Ford team in Le Mans in June, 2016. This fabled 24-hour endurance race is designed to break cars and drivers, and it was at Le Mans, fifty years after the company’s greatest triumph, that Ford’s comeback was put to the ultimate test.

The Works Key Stage 1


Author: Pie Corbett
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
ISBN: 9781447274841
Category:
Page: 352
View: 1343
Every kind of poem you will every need for Key Stage 1 A fantastic book of really great poems for Reception and Year 1 and 2. It contains poems which cover every form and theme of the Literacy Strategy, an index of poem types, advice for writing poems, advice for reading poems, lots of poetry activities and some workshop ideas and lesson plans.

    • Humor

The Book of Bunny Suicides


Author: Andy Riley
Publisher: Hodder
ISBN: 1444709135
Category: Humor
Page: 96
View: 464
Wickedly ingenious and surreal ideas for all the little fluffy rabbits in this world who just don't want to live anymore, with bonus material from Andy Riley's sketchbook.