Get ready to explore the world of William Shakespeare! Your guide is Kit, one of Shakespeare's oldest friends. He will show you around the famous Globe Theatre in London, and tell you the story of the man behind the plays, from his early childhood and his schooldays, to the incredible legacy of his writing. You'll also get to act out some scenes from his best-known plays, including Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth! Read on, and you'll discover why Shakespeare is considered to be one of the greatest writers ever. The Life and Work of Shakespeare is part of the Reading Planet range of books for Stars (Lime) to Supernova (Red+) band. Children aged 7-11 will be inspired to love reading through the gripping stories and fascinating information books created by top authors. Reading Planet books have been carefully levelled to support children in becoming fluent and confident readers. Each book features useful notes and questions to support reading at home and develop comprehension skills. Reading age: 10-11 years
Foreign language teaching is a flourishing area of the primary curriculum and can offer many valuable, enriching and enjoyable learning experiences for children. Written to support busy schools and teachers in planning, teaching and delivering the new primary MFL entitlement for all KS2 pupils, this book brings together a wide range of key pedagogical issues into one user-friendly handbook: teaching approaches and resource ideas using new technologies getting assessment right progressing to the secondary school. Providing snapshots of good practice as well as a bank of practical ideas to help integrate foreign language teaching into the curriculum, this book will be key reading for all current and trainee teachers involved in the successful implementation of primary MFL.
Stimulating Story Writing! Inspiring Children aged 7-11 offers innovative and exciting ways to inspire children to want to create stories and develop their story writing skills. This practical guide offers comprehensive and informed support for professionals to effectively engage ‘child authors’ in stimulating story writing activity. Packed full of story ideas, resource suggestions and practical activities, the book explores various ways professionals can help children to develop the six key elements of story, these being character, setting, plot, conflict, resolution and ending. All of the ideas in the book are designed to complement and enrich existing writing provision in classrooms with strategies such as role play, the use of different technologies, and using simple open ended resources as story stimuli. Separated into two sections and with reference to the Key Stage 2 curricula, this timely new text provides professionals with tried and tested strategies and ideas that can be used with immediate effect. Chapters include: • Creating Characters • The Plot Thickens • Inspired Ideas • Resourcing the Story Stimulation This timely new text is the perfect guide for inspiring children aged 7-11 in the classroom and will be an essential resource for teachers and students on teacher training courses.
Growing out of the collaborative research of an American ethnomusicologist and Zimbabwean musician, Paul F. Berliner and Cosmas Magaya’s Mbira’s Restless Dance documents the repertory for a keyboard instrument known generally as mbira. At the heart of this work lies the analysis of the improvisatory processes that propel mbira music’s magnificent creativity. Mbira’s Restless Dance is written to be played. This two-volume, spiral-bound set features musical transcriptions of thirty-nine compositions and variations, annotated with the master player’s advice on technique and performance, his notes and observations, and commentary by Berliner. Enhanced with extensive website audiovisuals, Mbira’s Restless Dance is in effect a series of masterclasses with Magaya, suitable for experienced mbira players and those learning the fundamentals. Together with Berliner's The Art of Mbira, in which he provides an indispensable historical and cultural guide to mbira in a changing world, Mbira's Restless Dance breaks new ground in the depth and specificity of its exploration of an African musical tradition, and in the entwining of the authors’ collaborative voices. It is a testament to the powerful relationship between music and social life—and the rewards of lifelong musical study, performance, and friendship.
Get Going With Creative Writing is a new, up to date, action packed series of five study books, that encourage children to write. They are aimed at children between the ages of 7 and 11, who have acquired some degree of reading fluency. They provide excellent writing practice for those children preparing to take 11+ examinations or S.A.T.S, but will also benefit other children with special needs, or where English is a second language. These books have a lively magazine type format: featuring short stories to read and a variety of up to date non-fiction texts that will impact young readers and provide starting points for writing. Follow up activities will inspire even the most reluctant writers to write stories, poems, play scripts, diaries, reports, persuasive leaflets, letters and more. More than this, the child will learn writing techniques including: simple, compound and complex sentences – connectives - grammar tips - harder vocabulary and punctuation from our guinea pig guide. The books are suitable for use by teachers in the classroom or parents at home. The themed books can be used in any order, though the subject matter of ‘About Me’ and ‘All About Animals’ may appeal to younger children, who start working through the series. The themed books have been written by a teacher or tutor, have been trialled by the children she teaches and comply with the National Curriculum. This is the fourth book in this excellent series from Guinea Pig Education.
The Major Events of the 20th Century as Reported in the Pages of the New York Times
Author: New York Times
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
From the end of the Victorian age through the moon landing and the computer age, a collection of headline stories from the pages of The New York Times chronicles the great events and individuals that shaped the history of the twentieth century.