A new edition of the Oxford Junior Illustrated Thesaurus in paperback with thousands of synonyms, writing tips, overused words and word webs to build writing skills. Entries are simple and clear, and include relevant child-friendly example sentences to show children how to use different wordsaccurately. Word lists and features on rhyming and onomatopoeic words will inspire creative writing and poetry. Easy-to-use and brightly illustrated, it is the perfect thesaurus for boosting vocabulary and creating confident young writers. Also available in durable hardback format and an idealcompanion to the new updated edition of the Oxford Junior Illustrated Dictionary. Go online at www.oxfordschooldictionaries.com for the accompanying free downloadable activities.
The Oxford Junior Dictionary is ideal for the KS2 curriculum, with carefully levelled words and phrases, word classes, age-appropriate example sentences, and extra language help with grammar, punctuation, word families, and word origins. It is easy to use with its clear layout, and the full alphabet with tabs on every page.
Stimulating Non-Fiction Writing! Inspiring Children Aged 7-11 offers innovative and exciting ways to engage children in non-fiction writing, giving professionals the confidence and practical advice that they need to support children in producing quality non-fiction texts in the classroom. Packed full of interesting ideas, resource suggestions and practical activities, the book explores the various ways professionals can purposefully encourage ‘child authors’ to develop their non-fiction writing skills. Tried-and-tested resources, ‘Gold star!’ tips and practical suggestions are underpinned by research-informed teaching strategies and academic information to strengthen professional practice associated with the teaching of non-fiction writing. By taking a stimulating approach to each text type and linking activities to known texts and stimuli, the book offers differentiated advice for working with children in Lower and Upper Key stage 2. Chapters consider text types that include: Instructions Persuasive texts Non-chronological reports Correspondence texts Discussion texts This new text is the perfect guide for inspiring children aged 7-11 in the classroom and will energise and enrich classroom provision and practice by being an essential resource for teachers and students on teacher training courses.
The Oxford Junior Thesaurus is ideal for the KS2 curriculum, with thousands of synonyms, age-appropriate example sentences, and extra writing help with tips for overused words, for writing stories, and even for text messaging. It is easy to use with its clear layout, and the full alphabet with tabs on every page.
Full of both inspirational and practical advice, Writing Children's Fiction: A Writers' and Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing for some of the most difficult and demanding readers of all: children and young people. Part 1 explores the nature, history and challenges of children's literature, and the amazing variety of genres available for children from those learning to read to young adults. Part 2 includes tips by such bestselling authors as David Almond, Malorie Blackman, Meg Rosoff and Michael Morpurgo. Part 3 contains practical advice - from shaping plots and creating characters to knowing your readers, handling difficult subjects and how to find an agent and publisher when your book or story is complete.
"This newly updated, user friendly encyclopedia explains concepts, aims and current requirements in all aspects of the primary English curriculum and is an invaluable reference for all training and practising teachers. Now in its fourth edition, entries have been updated to take account of new research and thinking and now reflect the requirements of the new Primary National Curriculum and particularly The Communication, Language and Literacy Development element. The approach is critical but constructive and supportive of the reflective practitioner in developing sound subject knowledge and good classroom practice. The encyclopedia includes: - over 600 entries, including new entries on English in the Early Years, bilingualism, SEN, the use of the internet, synthetic phonics and many more - short definitions of key concepts - succinct explanations of current UK requirements - extended entries on major topics such as speaking and listening, reading, writing, drama, poetry, bilingualism and children's literature - input on new literacies and new kinds of texts for children - discussion of current issues and some input on the history of English teaching in the primary years - gender and literacy - important references for each topic, advice on further reading and accounts of recent research findings - a Who's Who of Primary English and lists of essential texts, updated for this new edition. This encyclopedia will be ideal for student teachers on BA and PGCE courses preparing for work in primary schools and primary school teachers"--
A supportive course that helps students of all abilities build confidence through graded practice. The flexible package makes it ideal for mixed-ability classes, and varying teaching loads. English Plus develops students' communication skills through a structured and methodical approach, helping students to achieve their individual learning outcomes in every lesson. The Teacher's Book provides extensive methodological support, comprehensive teaching notes, and extra materials for use in class.