Wordless Books. Great Books Guide. Love That Book: War on Plastic. Bookblog No4 The Journey by Francesca Sanna – Being Brave! a first time headteachers blog. Firstly I just want to say that this book, in my opinion, was the best picturebook released last year.
It is an absolutely stunning book. However it is not an easy read, elements and themes in the book are both challenging and provide a window about something we hopefully will never experience ourselves. We hear the words “refugee” and “migrant” thrown around so much these days that we run the risk of being desensitized to these stories or worse that these words become scape-goats for our woes. Currently in this country they are almost dirty words.
A Primary School Librarian’s List Of 125 Books That A Child Might Want To Rea... The publication of yet another list of the “top 100 books” that children “should” read in primary school raised an extensive discussion on social media about the books chosen.
Whilst the books on the list are undeniably classics, and books of quality, do they actually represent the kind of books that will nurture a love of reading in children, or is this instead a list of national curriculum and Amazon favourites? To challenge that list I give you the list of an experienced primary school librarian. These books are the ones that I know have created delight in young readers and have been loved with a passion.
You might not agree with all my choices (and some of them are not to my personal tastes) but these have all been loved by REAL CHILDREN who devoured them and wanted more after finishing them. 100 Book Lists For Primary Classrooms – The Teaching Booth. Recommended-Reads.pdf. High Quality Picture Books for Cross-Curricular Planning. Top 20 Books For Reluctant Readers Aged Four To 11+ Bookbuzz 2017 booklist. Here are the amazing Bookbuzz titles for 2017!
This autumn, students in Bookbuzz schools can choose their own book to keep from this list - and all schools who sign up get two sets of the Bookbuzz books for their library. There really is something for everyone, even the most reluctant of readers, with funny books, fact books, fast-paced action and mystery - and much, much more. Click on the books below for a review and sneak preview. Staff Picks with pics 2017v2. Great books guide 2017. Reading Newsletter. I am pretty sure June qualifies as 'Summer', so this is the first of the Summer Reading Newsletters.
Y2 and Y6 have completed SATs and now can breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy the learning of the rest of the school year and maybe sneak in some bonus reading! 6 to get you started. Great Books Guide: 100 best new books for children. Top children's books of 2018. This year has been brilliant for children’s books.
One in three books sold in 2018 were children’s books – and it’s probably not just children who are reading them. The range available is wide: picturebooks, novels, graphic novels, non-fiction and poetry are all there for the taking. My Top 10 Picturebooks 2018 (actually 13) I know where I am going: writing fantastical, personal recounts. This blog, much like my last post on picturebook biographies, is another complement to a blog I wrote for my employers @HertsEnglish.
In that blog I explore statutory writing assessment but will also refer to some ideas for writing in the primary classroom. The blogs on this site serve to go into greater detail around the books and resources that we might use to inspire our young reader-writers. I want to keep this blog relatively short. Certainly short by my standards. I will let the Herts blog explain quite why I am preoccupied with recounts at the moment.
In the last blog I looked at biographies – one form of recount. The recount I have in mind here is quite simple really – a journey: from A to B with some curious milestones along the way. Short story collection suggestions. A short blog about short stories… I shan’t beat about the bush.
This is not how it was supposed to be. I have just spent most of the afternoon writing a blog on the use of short stories in KS2 and lost all of it just before publishing. This is take 2 with some of the heart removed. Apologies. Out of deference to the craft of the short story writer, I had kept the blog spare and – hopefully – elegant. What I learnt from picturebooks…My Top 10 tips for leading a school. When Gaz Needle asked me if I’d like to present at #PrimaryRocksLive I jumped at the chance.
Having attended the year before I knew it was an education event not to be missed full of fun an energy and most importantly an evident love for primary teaching. Find the space to talk… 10 picturebooks for Year 5 #picturebookpage. Using Picturebooks only works if you give children the room to talk and discuss.
With that in mind I have some key questions. KEY QUESTION 1 What knowledge would help the children explore the book better? KEY QUESTION 2 Do you give children room to ask questions about what they are reading? KEY QUESTION 3 Do you know the book well enough to dig deeper into it with the children? Having a range of techniques to dig in is really helpful as well… Here are a couple I use regularly. 1) Chambers ‘Tell me Grid’ is really useful for the initial exploration into a picture but also they are great for revisiting later in the process. 2) Freeze-framing and thought-tracking.
Picturebooks – Choosing is tricky… 10 Picturebooks for Year 3. #picturebookpage. No rant on this one… Just an explanation.
To choose the books I have looked to vary theme, content and style, I have tried to include aspects of diversity in the text choices, though I will be the first to admit this is not an area I have enormous knowledge about, there are others such as @rebeccaLucas and @mat_at_brookes who are much more knowledgeable than me. i’d also recommend reading the Reflecting Realities report from the CLPE. 1) Voices In The Park by Anthony Browne A book that could actually be used in any year group. Four different voices tell their own versions of the same walk in the park. 2) The Day the War Came by Nicola Davies and Rebecca Cobb A moving, poetic narrative and child-friendly illustrations follow the heartbreaking, ultimately hopeful journey of a little girl who is forced to become a refugee.
“The day war came there were flowers on the windowsill and my father sang my baby brother back to sleep.” 3 ) After the Fall by Dan Santat 4) Pandora by Victoria Turnbull “Mr. Bringing Life to Words (and Pictures): picturebook biographies for children. Love this book...would be a fantastic way to start a term, creating a class book of number facts.… Picturebooks – more than just a pretty picture? -10 picturebooks for Year 4 #picturebookpage. ‘ You cannot write for children… They’re much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.’
‘I have to accept my role. I will never kill myself like Vincent Van Gogh. Nor will I paint beautiful water lilies like Monet. Picturebooks – more than just a pretty picture? -10 picturebooks for Year 4 #picturebookpage. Bestbookopening-pt1-pdf1. Bestbookopening pt2.