A Puffin Book of Verse

Author: Claudia Freedman

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780140300727

Category: Poetry

Page: 286

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Anthology of verse compiled for children, ranging from nursery rhymes, and nonsense verse to more difficult poetry whose meaning has to be thought about.

The Puffin Book of Ghosts And Ghouls

Author: Gene Kemp

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 024138379X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8129


Get ready for Halloween with these terrifying tales. . . Have you checked under your bed? Made sure there's nothing hiding in your wardrobe? Good. Then you should be safe to read this book... Settle down for the 14 ghostly stories... Enter the terrifying world of the supernatural and meet an unnerving array of ghosts and ghouls, including a Victorian child with disturbing powers, two children with a gruesome plan, and a bizarre ghost puppy. These shuddering short stories come from highly acclaimed authors, including: Gene Kemp Joan Aiken Penelope Lively Michael Morpurgo Ray Bradbury Are you brave enough to make it through all 14 stories?

The Puffin Book of 1000 Fun Facts

Author: Puffin Books

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351184056

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 152

View: 5045


Discover some fascinating trivia in this compilation of 1000 fun facts from the worlds of science, literature, history, entertainment and more. This book reveals facts you may never have heard of before such as: which is the most ‘stolen’ book in the world, how can one marry a dead person, and how did the word ‘dude’ originate?

Making a Spectacle of Bullying

An Assembly Performance with Follow-up Activities for Citizenship, PSHE and Literacy

Author: Kate Baker,Bridget Smith

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412919067

Category: Education

Page: 137

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`the how, when, where and what of preparing for a performance is spelled out in considerable detail. If you do accept the challenge at the core of the book you will certainly not want for help' - Junior Education This is the first in a series of creative and practical resources to link the school assembly with the Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health Education (PSCHE) curriculum and the national literacy objectives for children aged five to 11. Using the theme of bullying, this scheme of work starts with a lively and dramatic student performance by older pupils in the primary school, including every member of the class. Full scripts, music and dance scores are provided. The bullying scenes involve the audience by focusing on the role of the bystanders. Comprehensive teacher notes, activities and resources are also included for follow-up work with each year group. This comprehensive pack, produced by two experienced teachers, is useful for anyone running an anti-bullying initiative in their primary school. Bridget Smith has worked for many years as a specialist in deafness within the health service, as part of a Cambridge University research group, and in the voluntary sector. She has taught as a general practitioner in primary and middle schools with specific responsibilities for music and IT. As well as having tutored children who are excluded from school she is regularly involved in coaching music and sport and in the development of local facilities for youth. Kate Baker has created and developed effective assemblies with children over many years, as class teacher, literacy and drama co-ordinator and Deputy Head. She has also devised and directed productions in schools, at children's drama and music courses and for the theatre. Kate still teaches in primary and middle schools and is currently developing more ideas and materials to enrich the curriculum for Key Stages 1 to 3.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 20

Author: Stephen Jones

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849012512

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4811


The year's best, and darkest, tales of terror, showcasing the most outstanding new short stories and novellas by contemporary masters of the macabre, including the likes of Ramsey Campbell, Neil Gaiman, Brian Keene, Tanith Lee, Elizabeth Massie, Kim Newman, Michael Marshall Smith, and Gene Wolfe. The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror also includes a comprehensive annual overview of horror around the world in all its incarnations; an impressively researched necrology; and a list of indispensable contact addresses for the dedicated horror fan and aspiring writer alike. It is required reading for every fan of macabre fiction.

The Healing Heart for Families

Storytelling to Encourage Caring and Healthy Families

Author: Allison M. Cox,David H. Albert

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550923153

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 598


The Healing Heart provides powerful examples of the use of stories and storytelling in encouraging resiliency, empathy, respect, and healing. These engaging books contain stories, and narratives about the use of the stories in activities with different populations (children, teens, those with disabilities, seniors, inmates, etc.) or which address specific social or community problems (addictions, poverty, violence, racism, environmental degradation, homelessness, abuse). The books are a collective effort containing the expertise of over 60 storytellers and health professionals who illustrate the power of story in moving others to commitment and action, in building self-esteem and mutual respect. Included are folk tales, personal stories, articles, exercises, games, songs, and quotations, together with resource lists of stories, books and community agencies focused on similar themes. Essays include information on why storytelling works, approaches for sharing stories in various settings, how to encourage others to tell stories (involving the audience and creating a safe environment for others to storytell), and how to process the story through song, art, games, improvisational story plays, community projects, and discussion. The Healing Heart ~ Families focuses on families, dealing specifically with healing through story, health promotion, disease prevention, early childhood intervention, children with medical problems, adopting families, schools, sexual identities, grief, and spiritual healing.

Poetry - From Reading to Writing

A Classroom Guide for Ages 7-11

Author: Robert Hull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135210853

Category: Education

Page: 120

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Poetry – From Reading to Writing covers the process of writing poetry, from reading poems through to writing them. It is intended particularly for teachers at key stage 2 level, but other teachers will also find it valuable. It is clearly and accessibly written and jargon-free. In providing a wealth of practical ideas and activities preparing for the writing of poems, the book also stresses the use of talk, improvised drama and the reading and performance of poems. The author, who has published four collections of poetry, uses his own work and the work of others to explore how creative readings of poems can spark a child’s imagination and lead to original writing. Pupils are encouraged throughout the book to explore different forms of poetry, including: Rhyming and non-rhyming poems Riddles Short poems Haiku, tanka, renga Poems from stories Free verse Narrative poems Poems drawing on current affairs and history This book can be used by both pupils and teachers, and contains motivating tasks and tips to build pupils’ confidence in poetry writing. Explicit links are made throughout to the latest primary framework for literacy, making this an invaluable resource for all practising and trainee teachers who wish to teach poetry in the classroom in a creative and enjoyable way.


Author: Nancy Farmer

Publisher: Loewe Verlag

ISBN: 3732011690

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

View: 547


High Fantasy der Extraklasse! In dieser Trilogie erschafft Nancy Farmer meisterhaft aus nordischen Sagen und Erzählungen ein Fantasy-Epos in der Tradition von J. R. R. Tolkiens Der Herr der Ringe. Kaum einer weiß von der uralten Magie, die in machtvollen Strömen tief unten die Erde durchzieht. Doch Jack kann sie spüren. Und er hat gelernt, über sie zu gebieten. Diese Kraft ist es, die ihm das Leben rettet, als er bei einem Wikingerüberfall weit übers Meer verschleppt wird. Aber ob sie ihm auch helfen kann, als er von der ebenso schönen wie grausamen Königin der Nordmänner auf die gefährlichste Reise seines Lebens geschickt wird? Zum Ursprung aller Magie - ins Land der Trolle und Drachen. "Drachenmeer" ist der erste Band einer Trilogie. Die Folgebände sind "Elfenfluch" und "Nebelrache". "Absolut sagenhaft!" Rheinische Post

A First Picture Book of Nursery Rhymes

Author: Elizabeth Harbour

Publisher: Penguin Uk

ISBN: 9780140549737

Category: Children's poetry

Page: 31

View: 9432


Exquisite watercolour and pencil illustrations for a collection of traditional nursery rhymes. All ages.

Come on Everybody, Let's Sing!

Music Activities for All Children in Regular, Mainstreamed, and Special Classes

Author: Lois Birkenshaw-Fleming

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780769299655

Category: Education

Page: 332

View: 6564


More than 170 songs, 85 poems, movement activities, and games for children in regular and special classes.