The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.
The Essential Spelling Books are based on the popular Schonell Essential Spelling List, which contains over 300 words most commonly used and needed by children up to the age of 12. Lively and carefully structured exercises mean that words are learned thoroughly, but enjoyably as well.
The popular Access Reading Test is designed for wide-range assessment and pinpoints strengths and weaknesses in four key reading skill areas: Literal Comprehension, Vocabulary, Comprehension requiring inference or prediction and Comprehension requiring analysis. - The manual describes how to use the test and how to establish if a student may be eligible for extra time in national tests or examinations - Now with four carefully matched parallel forms (A-D), the test takes just 30 minutes to administer, and is easy to score - Enables assessment of pupils from Key Stage 2 up to A level and beyond with general-purpose group test for use across the full ability range - Provides reliable assessment for each group with reading ages and percentiles, together with NC levels for Key Stage 3 and performance data in each skill area - Ideal as an initial 'screen' on entry to secondary school and for monitoring subsequent progress - Allows students to meet a variety of graded texts (fiction and non-fiction), styles and contexts with gradually increasing difficulty within each
This Handbook contains detailed teaching notes for teaching Speed Sounds Sets 2 and 3, and for reading and writing lessons for the Yellow to Grey Storybooks, Non-fiction books and Get Writing! books. Guidance on assessment and timetabling is also included for easy implementation.