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Anatomy of the picturebook: Covers. Don’t judge a book by its cover.

Anatomy of the picturebook: Covers

Are we not always telling children this? Yet the intended audience of picturebooks are, for the majority, pre-literate and as a result particular care is given to designing covers and other peritextual elements for picturebooks (defined more or less as anything other than the narrative, such as dust jackets, endpapers, title and dedication pages etc. ). In fact, peritextual elements are vital tools for ‘readers’, allowing them to determine genre, predict plot, sense mood and identify settings and characters (Sipe). 20 Powerful First Lines To Get You Hooked On A Story.

The 4 basic stories. How to write a ghost story. How to write a fantasy story. Five easy steps to creating a great story. Creating great villains in your stories. Creating great heroes heroines in your stories. Guest Post – Writing Advice by Dan Smith. 500 Words 2017: word play in children’s stories. National Writing Day - everyone has a story to tell. Secondary Resources. UEFA Women's Euro 2017. Skip to main content Close advanced search Advanced search Browse your search results by sector: Browse by audience: Resources Home > Resources > Literacy resources and downloads.

UEFA Women's Euro 2017

Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers. By Maria Popova By popular demand, I’ve put together a periodically updated reading list of all the famous advice on writing presented here over the years, featuring words of wisdom from such masters of the craft as Kurt Vonnegut, Susan Sontag, Henry Miller, Stephen King, F.

Famous Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers

Scott Fitzgerald, Susan Orlean, Ernest Hemingway, Zadie Smith, and more. Please enjoy. How To Encourage Kids To Read & Write Every Day. National Literacy Trust provides tips to parents to develop children's reading skills.

How To Encourage Kids To Read & Write Every Day

For teachers and librarians — Worldquake – Dragon's Green by Scarlett Thomas. Monster Story Competition : Alma Books. Home | Books | Authors | Ordering | Resources | Newsletter | About Us Log In.

Monster Story Competition : Alma Books

Secondary Annual Literacy Review 2016 17 4 Writing skills Advice. Secondary Annual Literacy Review 2016 17 4 Writing skills poster. Latest free writing competitions from Writers & Artists. Writers & Artists and Retreat West have teamed up for a free writing competition that offers you the chance to win a place on one of Retreat West’s incredible writing retreats.

Latest free writing competitions from Writers & Artists

All you have to do is write a short story no longer than 1,000 words! Find out more. Schoolzone. Henrietta Branford Writing Competition Rules. It’s very easy!

Henrietta Branford Writing Competition Rules

The competition will be open to any young writer under the age of 19. Our Class Loves This Book: The John Downing Award. This award encourages teachers to explore a book in detail, by not only looking at the author and the text, but also immersing their classes into worlds of possibility thinking.

Our Class Loves This Book: The John Downing Award

Teachers may decide to use their chosen book as part of a theme they are teaching with their children, it could be an author study, or maybe a one off exploration - the choice is theirs! The response can be presented in any way, e.g. through information technology, dance, art, drama, writing, music, spoken presentation or any combination of these. UKLA invites teachers to submit entries for the 2016 award based on the 2015 shortlists. For more information, view the Guidance for Teachers. Entries are invited any time during the autumn term 2015 and early Spring term 2016. Private Peaceful resource - Into Film. This resource, produced in partnership with the National Literacy Trust and aimed primarily at Key Stage 3, is based around the film Private Peaceful - the 2012 screen adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's book of the same name.

Private Peaceful resource - Into Film

It provides a timely, in-depth and collaborative way to mark the centenary of the World War I with your students. From script analysis to investigating the science of chemical warfare and the geography of war torn landscapes, the resource spans six different themes. For each of these themes - which include curriculum links to History, English and Science - you'll find teachers notes, discussion questions, recommended activities and worksheets. All of which are complemented and enhanced by PowerPoint presentations with embedded Private Peaceful film clips. The Private Peaceful DVD is available free to rent for all schools with an Into Film Club, or to purchase online from the Private Peaceful website at specially discounted prices - just visit the Schools area. History. The Library: a new short film on the wonder of libraries - video.

And now let’s hear a little bit from director Jason LaMotte on the inspiration behind the film The Library: The story told in The Library initially came from wanting to explore the relationship between memory and place.

The Library: a new short film on the wonder of libraries - video

I have strong recollections of my neighbourhood library in Houston, Texas in the US. Stimulating Story Writing : Taylor-Francis - Book2look. Illustrations in search of a story. The Twickenham Trials. Chapters 1 – 8 are now up at Chapter 1 – the video of me reading it from Elland Road is here Last week’s voting has now closed for how you wanted The Twickenham Trials to develop. Thank you! Votes came in from as far afield as New Zealand and Abu Dhabi!

Google Maps. World Book Day: Costume ideas. Digital Poetry. Periodic Table of Storytelling. Generation Diary - Digital Diary - Anne Frank Trust. Where Reading Is Fun! PBS KIDS. 64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information. 500 words resources. 500 words: Random Words. StoryCloud. Vimeo. World of Stories.