Tom's Midnight Garden Teacher Resource

Author: Nikki Gamble



Category: Literacy

Page: 32

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NEW READ AND RESPOND TOM'S MIDNIGHT GARDEN provides teachers with all the resources they need to teach this classic children's story. Notes and activities reflect the way that teachers teach now and include shared texts, guided reading notes, reading activities, speaking and listening activities, writing projects and assessment guidance.

Nelson English

Teacher's resource book

Author: John Jackman

Publisher: Nelson Thornes


Category: English language

Page: 120

View: 318

This is part of a six-level English course (foundation-level to level five) for pupils between five and 12-years-old. The course employs a twin-track structure that enables teachers to underpin students' language development with a rigorous skills programme. There are two pupil's books at each level: a skills book, covering comprehension (with emphasis on literal), grammar, punctuation, vocabulary and spelling; and a development book, covering comprehension (with emphasis on inferential), the craft of quality writing, forms of writing, styles of writing and composition skills. Each level also has a teacher's resource book which supports both tracks, includes photocopiable activity sheets and correlations for all UK curricula, suggests strategies for developing listening and speaking skills, and helps support record-keeping and assessment.

The Creative Teaching of Religious Education:

Author: Heather Meacock

Publisher: Author House


Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 622

This book is based on the vision that religious education (RE) can be taught creatively, with relevance to the lives of teachers and their pupils today, in predominantly secular society. RE should be taught from the perspective of knowledge and understanding of religions, to foster tolerance and to dispel prejudice and misunderstanding, without any attempt to influence children's personal beliefs. The philosophy which underpins this book is the belief that RE is best taught within an integrated approach to the humanities. The humanities are about what it is to be human, in time and place and in terms of belief. Therefore, RE is linked with history, geography, and the creative arts within five themes: human survival, light and dark, leadership, the environment, and time and motion. As well, there is accurate and detailed subject knowledge about the six major world faiths and plays/scenes about them written and produced in schools by myself. The book is in alignment with the British National Curriculum, which requires that RE is taught in schools, and with the latest Ofsted Report (2010), which states that there is a need for guidance for teachers, and more creative and innovative approaches to link RE with the wider curriculum.

A Guide for Using the Secret Garden in the Classroom

Author: Concetta Doti Ryan

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources


Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 880

Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.

Threads of Thinking

Schemas and Young Children's Learning

Author: Cathy Nutbrown

Publisher: SAGE


Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 815

In her new edition of this popular book, Cathy Nutbrown presents evidence of continuity and progression in young children's thinking. She shows, with detailed observation, that they are able and active learners. She considers aspects of children's patterns of learning and thinking - or schemas - and demonstrates clearly how children learn in an active, dynamic and creative way. This book makes schema theory explicit in practice. Supported by numerous detailed examples and the discussion of difficult theoretical issues, it illustrates children's learning in areas such as literacy, maths and science. This new edition includes: - discussion on the need for professional development - changes in early years pedagogy - more discussion of theories of learning in relation to curriculum and teaching practices - new examples of children's drawings - new suggestions for using stories to support schemas. Threads of Thinking is for early years practitioners who wish to support and develop children's learning. Professor Cathy Nutbrown is Director of Studies in Early Childhood Education at the University of Sheffield.

Teaching music through performance in band

Author: Larry Blocher



Category: Music

Page: 946

View: 435

Publisher marketing: The best-selling Teaching Music through Performance in Band series continues to be the indispensable resource for band directors. Volume 6 continues the tradition: current perspectives on major issues in the field together with tools to help band directors identify and teach the best band works being published today. Chapters written by a team of nationally recognized band directors and teachers include "Who Always Has the Melody Most of the Time?" by Larry Blocher, "Soundings: Developing Beautiful Tone" by Ray Cramer, with input from former students, "Making a Difference" by Edward S. Lisk, "Historical Highlights of the Wind Band to 1800: A Heritage and Lineage, Part One: Antiquity to Classical" by Eugene Migliaro Corporon, "The One Who Makes a Difference: Characteristics of Master Teachers" by Tim Lautzenheiser, and "Featuring Soloists with Ensembles" by Richard Miles. Like the other volumes in the series, this book includes extensive analyses of 100 works for band, Grades 2 to 6. The literature selected for this volume is a true showcase of the highest level works for band being published today.