A is for Alice: An Alphabet Book is a delightful introduction to the alphabet, using characters and objects from Lewis Carroll's iconic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. A is for Alice, E is for for Egg (Humpty Dumpty of course), Q is for the Queen, not forgetting R for the Rabbit who started off the whole adventure. With charming, traditional colour illustrations by Sir John Tenniel and beautiful Victorian-style decorations and backgrounds, this is a really special book for young children and, together with One White Rabbit: A Counting Book, forms a classy introduction to the classic Macmillan Alice.
One White Rabbit: A Counting Book is a delightful introduction to numbers and counting uses characters and object from Lewis Carroll's iconic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. From 'One White Rabbit for Alice to follow' to 'Five grins from the Cheshire Cat', and 'Nine tarts made by the Queen', this is a really charming book. The traditional illustrations are by Sir John Tenniel, supplemented by additional pictures in Tenniel's style and beautiful Victorian-style decorative motifs. This is a really special book for young children and together with A is for Alice: An Alphabet Book, forms a classy introduction to the classic Macmillan Alice.
Lewis Carroll is a pen-name: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was the author's real name and he was lecturer in Mathematics in Christ Church, Oxford. Dodgson began the story on 4 July 1862, when he took a journey in a rowing boat on the river Thames in Oxford together with the Reverend Robinson Duckworth, with Alice Liddell (ten years of age) the daughter of the Dean of Christ Church, and with her two sisters, Lorina (thirteen years of age), and Edith (eight years of age). As is clear from the poem at the beginning of the book, the three girls asked Dodgson for a story and reluctantly at first he began to tell the first version of the story to them. There are many half-hidden references are made to the five of them throughout the text of the book itself, which was published finally in 1865. This edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland presents the text transcribed into the Unifon alphabet. Unifon was developed as an auxiliary phonetic alphabet designed to facilitate access to literacy to English-speaking children, by presenting to them a writing system that worked by sound. Tests showed that children were able to learn to read rather quickly using this system, and, having made that breakthrough, were able to transition to traditional English orthography relatively easily. Unifon was developed in the 1950s by Dr John R. Malone, an economist and newspaper equipment consultant who became interested in phonetic writing while consulting with the Bendix Corporation, which was interested in questions of aviation communication. That work was abandoned when the International Air Transport Association selected English as the language of international airline communications in 1957. But Malone's interest in phonetic writing resurfaced when his young son complained about difficulties learning to read. From about 1960 to the 1980s, Margaret S. Ratz used Unifon to teach first-graders at Principia College in Elsah, Illinois. A variety of teaching materials exist using Unifon. From the 1974 to his death in 1993 John M. Culkin, a specialist in media studies, also promoted Unifon. The transcription used here is based on the Carnegie Mellon University Pronouncing Dictionary, and accordingly reflects American pronunciation-naturally enough, since Unifon was devised by an American.
How do children learn to spell and what kinds of teaching support them most effectively? Based on a three-year longitudinal study of children's spelling in different primary classrooms, Olivia O'Sullivan, Assistant Director of the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education and Anne Thomas, the former Inset Director of the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, pose a number of important questions: what kinds of knowledge are involved in spelling? what are the links between learning to read and learning to spell? what kinds of systematic teaching and interventions make a difference to children's progress? Packed with case studies, photographs and examples of children’s work, this unique book sets out the most effective approaches to spelling and provides teachers with a broad set of principles on which to base their teaching. This is an invaluable resource for any teacher or trainee teacher wishing to raise standards in spelling in their classroom.
Provides an explanation of phonics, a method of reading instruction that focuses on the relationship between sounds and their spellings, and features over one hundred activities for the classroom, as well as sample lessons, word lists, and teaching strategies.
"Inspired by the Walt Disney adaptation of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland". After following the White Rabbit down a rabbit hole, Alice becomes caught in a crazed race through Wonderland. She discovers that the White Rabbit is gathering ingredients for the Queen of Hearts' famed alphabet soup, and Alice has unwittingly joined his quest! Around every corner, Alice is greeted by a chaotic scene about a different letter of the alphabet. And these are no ordinary scenes. Nearly every Disney character whose name starts with that letter seems to appear somewhere. From Ariel and Aladdin to Zazu and Zeus, everyone's favourite characters are there!"--Provided by publisher.