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Reading in KS1: Making Links – Natalie Wilcox. Buy The Elephant’s Umbrella. The Elephant’s Umbrella Buy The Elephant’s Umbrella, hardback, 24pp, £12.99 (discounts may apply) Buy The Elephant’s Umbrella, paperback, £7.99 (discounts may apply) Written by Laleh Jaffari Click the image to download free posterIllustrated by Ali Khodai When the rain comes, the elephant likes to put up his umbrella and invite his friends underneath. Watch the book trailer More about The Elephant’s Umbrella: TWO Tiny Owl titles nominated for UK’s most prestigious children’s book award!

AfA - 200 million minutes - 200 Million Minutes. 12. How should we promote our involvement in the challenge? There are a number of ways to promote your activities and throughout the challenge, including: Social media: Share your photos and updates on social media – don’t forget to include the hashtag #200MillionMinutes in any of your posts on Twitter and tag us in at @AfA_Education. You can also mention @AfAEducation on Facebook.

Media: Why not use the press release template in the resources section of the challenge site to tell your local media what you’re up to. Taking Flight. Opulent: In a Sentence – WORDS IN A SENTENCE. Definition of Opulent extravagant and rich Examples of Opulent in a sentence WATCH our daily vocabulary videos and LEARN new words in a fun and exciting way! #ReadItMD13 - This week's theme week, "Book TV!" For this week's theme, I must admit to having a huge gap in my knowledge so I'm hoping lots of you lovely folk will be able to help me plug the gaps. You see, on average we watch probably about 2-4 hours of TV a week at home so we don't often have time to hoover up some of the brilliant book-based programmes that children can discover new books through.

When I was a whippersnapper, two TV programmes about books used to be required viewing. The mighty "Jackanory" is probably remembered by quite a few folk my age. Celebrities (even royalty) used to read a children's book over the space of a week, with some utterly scintillating titles and guests counting themselves amongst the Jackanory alumni. Here's a fantastic clip of a 'Young Ones'-era Rik Mayall reading Roald Dahl's "George's Marvellous Medicine" in his own inimitable style! The other programme I loved to bits was The Book Tower. Moving on, children today have far more choice. Spellingframe.co. How I Teach Whole Class Reading – The Teaching Booth.

I made the transition to whole class reading this year. There are a few great blogs out there about it already, Mrs P’s: and Solomon Kingsnorth’s: are both truly excellent, and worth a read. I have a few gripes with carousel guided reading, but my main one would have to be coverage. Imagine a 6 week half term. Now, if you’re privileged enough to have an LSA, you may have two groups being heard in a day. If you have a class of 30, it’s likely that you have groups of 6, thus all 5 are heard read twice over the course of a week. So over the course of the half term each group will have access to being taught the skills of reading, and be introduced to a (possibly) new text 12 times. The biggest obstacle to whole class reading has to be the question of ‘how do I get the same text in front of everyone’.

Who Let The Gods Out? Core Knowledge UK: Educational Resources and Activities for Teachers, Home Educators, Parents and Grandparents to Help Children Excel in Primary School and Beyond. Fairies re-fashioned in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Farah Karim-Cooper shows how Shakespeare combined classical and courtly traditions with medieval folk lore to create the benevolent fairies and changeling child of A Midsummer Night's Dream. In 1584, some 11 or 12 years before Shakespeare wrote A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the engineer and polymath Reginald Scot published his Discoverie of Witchcraft. Scot’s treatise, which made an important contribution to the wave of post-Reformation, anti-superstitious literature, attempted to dispel any popular beliefs that deflected from the true nature of the supernatural, which he maintained was exclusively divine. Scot dismissed belief in fairies as absurd and relegated it to the trivial domain of domesticity and lower-class rurality.

He argued that such figures only resided in people’s imaginations and were used by nurses and old wives to ‘frighten children into obedience’. Robin Goodfellow, His Mad Pranks and Merry Jests, 1639 View images from this item (43) Broadside ballad on Robin Goodfellow. The Little Prince Printables, Classroom Activities, Teacher Resources. The Giant Under the Snow (Puffin Books) By John Gordon | World of Books. Focus on: Arctic Animals - The Curriculum Corner 123. Penguin Scrambled Sentences - The Curriculum Corner 123. ‎The Literacy Jukebox by Mr A, Mr C & Mr D on the App Store. High Quality Picture Books for Cross-Curricular Planning. Trouble viewing this page? Go to our diagnostics page to see what's wrong. High Quality Picture Books for Cross-Curricular Planning. My Top 10 Picturebooks 2018 (actually 13) – Being Brave! a first time headteachers blog.

10 picture books for Year 1. Actually there’s 12 but who’s counting? – Being Brave! a first time headteachers blog. Monster Mumbles Phonics Game and Free Printable to Make Learning Fun! - Monster Phonics - the Programme for Schools that Improves Results & Engagement. BBC Dynasties ‘Lions Chase Angry Hippo’ Comprehension – Father Reading Every Day. The Barnbow Lasses, World War I factory workers. HTTYD activity pack FINAL. How To Train Your Dragon. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. In fact, in the beginning, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was the most put upon Viking you'd ever seen.

Not loud enough to make himself heard at dinner with his father, Stoick the Vast; not hard enough to beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball, the number one school sport and CERTAINLY not stupid enough to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet- It's time for Hiccup to learn how to be a Hero. Book Author: Cressida Cowell See More Books from this author Teaching Ideas and Resources: English Could you make your own instruction guide teaching people how to train a dragon? Maths Make an imaginary report about dragons... Science Computing Ask your class to plan, storyboard and film a trailer for the book. Art Look at existing images of dragons (see Draconika for some great examples) and use these as inspiration for designing your own. Whole Class Reading Lesson using RIC – Giraffes Can’t Dance – Father Reading Every Day. Giraffes Can’t Dance, by Giles Andreae, is one of our favourite stories and a really good book to use in the classroom.

I read the book with my Year 6 class and we enjoyed loads of discussion on all sorts of things, sharing the fantastic illustrations under our visualiser. Reading with RIC has recently been introduced at our school so, as a class, we then completed a comprehension on Giraffes Can’t Dance using RIC. If you would like to use the book in class (which I strongly advise for lots of reasons), you can download the questions I wrote for my class below; Giraffes Can’t Dance RIC Reading Lesson If you use the questions, or have any other ideas for using this book in the classroom, share them in the comments below. You can read our review of the book at the following link – Like this: Like Loading...

BBC Dynasties Reading Comprehension – Father Reading Every Day. 2starsandawish. Teaching Calendar » Early Years Topic Books. Thanksgiving (Canada) Thanksgiving (Canada) Oct 8 all-day Thanks giving in Canada is celebrated on 8th October. A special time for those who celebrate harvest and who are thankful for what they have. Black History Month Black History Month Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day Black History Month is a time to learn, remember, recognise and celebrate the achievements of black men and women throughout history. International School Library Month The Big Draw The Big Draw The Big Draw is a month-long event that celebrates drawing all across the UK. Walk to School Month Walk to School Month Walk to School Month is an annual event held in October where schools around the world promote the importance of walking to school.

World Space Week World Space Week Oct 4 – Oct 10 all-day World Space Week is an annual event which celebrates the achievements of science and technology and how they have helped improve our lives. Dyslexia: 10 Classroom Indicators - Nessy US. Signs of dyslexia usually become more obvious when children start school and begin to focus on reading and writing.

Here are ten of the most common warning signs! This is the ability to recognise individual sounds (phonemes) and work with them to create new words. Spelling words as they sound e.g. wont instead of want Mixing up the sequence of letters e.g. hlep instead of help Reversing the sequence of letters e.g. was instead of saw Missing out a letter e.g. wich instead of which Using the wrong letter e.g. showt instead of shout Adding an extra letter e.g. whent instead of went Using a ‘t’ instead of ‘ed’ e.g. lookt instead of looked Can’t remember when to use ‘ck’ or ‘ke’ at the end e.g. lick instead of like Words and letters are often jumbled in the mind. 3. A multiplication fact may seem to be learned and then a few days later has been forgotten again. 4. Someone with dyslexia is likely to have lots of ideas but have difficulty putting them into writing. 5.

Slower reading speed. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Book Guide Archives — Just Imagine. Mr P's ICT blog - Tech to raise standards! Room on the broom. ResourcesTake the pen. Descubrí el fantástico cuento The room on the broom en mi primera estancia de tres meses en Inglaterra, hace ya muuucho tiempo. Fue uno de los primeros libro de mi pequeña, y a la vez gran, biblioteca en inglés. Me enamoré de las ilustraciones, de su originalidad y de sus letras letras y estrellas plateadas de la portada 🙂 Llevo tiempo queriendo dedicar un post a este fantástico libro de Julia Donaldson y Axel Scheffler, y proporcionar un recursos para vuestras clases, así que… ¡aquí está!

Descargar (PDF, 1.41MB) Varias web ofrencen muñecos de los personajes. Me parece una idea fantástica para contar el cuento a los más pequeños. También puedes realizar los personajes si eres una persona creativa y mañosa: En su web oficial, encontrarás mucho material como APPS o noticias. A r r i b a s. Twitter. Twitter. Literacy with Miss P sur Twitter : "Exposing children to a wide range of authors & genres through #blinddatewithabook is a fun, engaging way to encourage their independent reading (based on their own interests). I’m hoping it’ll add a spark of excitement.

Story: The sheep and the goat – Talk for Writing. Project Description © Pie Corbett 2018: This resource may be used in your classroom but should not be posted elsewhere on the internet or used for commercial gain. Once upon a time,there was a sheep and a goatwho lived on the side of a hill. In the winter, it was too chilly.In the summer, it was too hot. So, one day the sheep said,“Let us go and build a housein the deep, dark forest.”

So, they walked and they walked and they walkeduntil they met a hare. “Can I come with you?” So, the sheep, the goat and the hare walked and they walked and they walkeduntil they met a cow. So, the sheep, the goat, the hare and the cow walked and they walked and they walkeduntil they met a cockerel. So, the sheep, the goat, the hare, the cow and the cockerel walked and they walked and they walkeduntil they came to the deep, dark forest. There they found just the right placeto build their house. Unfortunately, living close bythere were two greedy wolves. Four leaf clover,our story is over. © Pie Corbett 2018. Choosing and using Picture Books, Teaching Approaches. With an increasing wealth of picturebooks in production and being published, it is important that teachers across the age ranges have a good knowledge of the range of appropriate authors, illustrators and books available and understand how best to use these with children.

As Dr Sue Horner and Janet White noted in the Power of Pictures Evaluation, "Picture books should be part of reading for pleasure by all ages of children. " Lingering over pictures early in the text invites prediction about plot, character, theme and structure, and these possibilities can soon be modified and re-assessed as the reading continues. When discussing pictures, children can point to evidence for their ideas and interpretations.

Children in the research phase of the project showed skills of inference and deduction using the pictures to hypothesise about character, plot and emotion. Rising Stars: Books, Resources & Software for Teachers. Checkout - The Training Space. Ian Eagleton Consultancy. I'm Reading... #BestBookOpenings-downloadable – Being Brave! a first time headteachers blog. Last week inspired by @mazst who had enthused about The Nowhere Emporium and how great the start was. I posted my favourite book opening along with the hashtag #bestbookopening. It was fab that so many shared their favourite opening and really lit up quite a dull Tuesday. (It was raining and cold where I live). There are now a load more books I want to go and explore. Both children’s and adult’s books were shared I have however focussed on the children’ s books first So this isn’t really a blogpost.

So here is a PDF version, bestbookopening pt1 pdf1 and here is a word version if you want to edit or add your own. bestbookopening pt1 word I will add more over the next few days… Here are another 20. bestbookopening-pt2pdf bestbookopening-pt2word More to follow… Hope people find them useful…I’m putting a set up around school. Like this: Like Loading... #BestBookOpenings-downloadable – Being Brave! a first time headteachers blog. Don’t Bloody Bore Them: A guide to picking books for your class – Bog Standard Teacher. VIRTUAL AUTHORS UK : The directory of authors who Skype with UK schools. Books similar to The Way Back Home (The Boy, #3) Buy. Cressida Cowell's Free Writing Friday | Hachette Schools.

Cart. 10 picture books for Year 1. Actually there’s 12 but who’s counting? The Snail and the Whale | Teaching Resources for Year 2 | Whales Topic. THE SMARTEST GIANT IN TOWN - REBECCA UNDERWOOD. Home | Hello Ruby. STEM Read – Discover the Science Behind the Fiction. Results for giraffes can't dance | Book Depository. Buy New & Used Books Online with Free Shipping | Better World Books. 220 Sight Word Practice Pages - Mr. Mattie. Story Resources - Teaching Sparks. 20 Tools for Teaching Vocab. – Literacy with Miss P. 30 years of Willy the Wimp | Children's books. Explorer Launch Day! – Teacher Glitter. Early findings from the KS2 reading fluency project | Herts for Learning.