A fascinating look at the origins and history of one of today's most popular pastimes looks at the development of jigsaw puzzles, from their beginnings as an educational tool for children in the mid-1700s, to the challenging puzzles of today, and profiles some of the world's famous puzzle fans, including Stephen King, Queen Elizabeth II, and Bill Gates.
Being yourself isn’t always easy. When you’re new in school, all you want is to fit in. When eleven-year-old Warren and his family move to a new city, his twin brother, who has Down syndrome, attracts too much attention for Warren’s liking. Bennie’s different and doesn’t care about it. But while Bennie may be oblivious to those who are curious or uneasy with him, Warren notices every smirk, comment, and sideways glance. Warren is weary of flip-flopping between trying to be just like everyone else and being the protective brother of a boy with special needs. Sometimes he thinks his life would be easier if he had no brother. But what he really needs is to stop worrying about what other people think.
Complexity of relationships has time and again intrigued the youth; this book depicts certain shades of modern day relationships, talking in a way that would relate greatly to the questions most young people have today in minds about their love relationships.
This book details the real-life experiences from the perspective of two parents trying to deal with the sorrows and struggles associated with having a child with autism. This book was written primarily to glorify our Savior. It raises the awareness of what it takes to live day to day with autism while attempting to have a normal family life. The book will also help parents in a similar position to realize their greater purpose and the special reason why they were blessed with a child with special needs. Above all, this book also acknowledges those people for the endless input, encouragement, and hard work in order to give Reuben and Mia the skills they need to have a full life here on earth.
Twelve-year-old asthmatic Daniel stays with his bossy cousin, Amy, her mum, and two cats in the Scottish countryside during the Christmas holidays while his parents take a trip to sort out their problems. When Amy and Daniel make up an old jigsaw puzzle, the cottage and garden gradually change to resemble the Victorian cottage pictured on the box lid. In between searching for the missing Title Deeds of the cottage to save it from land developers, they complete the jigsaw and find a strange rhyming puzzle hidden within the box. What does it mean? Danny and Amy are trapped inside the Victorian jigsaw house on Hogmanay. Will they solve the cryptic written puzzle and find their way back to the present before it's too late to save themselves, the destruction of the woods, and their cottage?
Here are six more of the popular Owls Storybooks, this time at Stage 7, to aid the transition to the more complex Magpie Storybooks, and the Robins and Jackdaws branches. Five out of the six are magic key stories, taking the children to Ancient Rome, Imperial China, England during the CivilWar, America in the Gold Rush, and a modern school playground. In "The Motorway", Biff and Chip become involved in conservation.
The teaching notes for the Oxford Reading Tree Biff, Chip and Kipper books are full of practical suggestions for using the storybooks, saving you hours of preparation time. They have been updated in line with the simple view of reading and the renewed Primary Framework for Literacy. They nowinclude guidance for group/guided reading, comprehension and word recognition, and assessment. These replace the existing Teaching Notes and Guided Reading Cards.The storybooks are unchanged, but notes for parents/carers and teaching assistants have been added to the inside covers. These notes replace the existing Take-Home Cards.
Introduce biographies with fun, creative activities that teach literacy skills and more. Use multiple intelligences to create an active learning environment. Meet the needs of all students with specific differentiation suggestions.