100 Best Poems for Children


Author: Roger McGough,Sheila Moxley

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780141310589

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 128

View: 7798

A collection of the very best poems for children, edited by Roger McGough A wonderful collection of contemporary and classic poems chosen by children from schools around the UK. Roger McGough made the final selection and wrote the introduction. Roger McGough was born in Liverpool and educated at the University of Hull. He came to prominence in the 1960s with the publication of THE MERSEY SOUND, and is one of today's most popular poets. He writes for children and adults and performs his poetry all over the world. He was honoured with an OBE in 1997, and won the Signal Poetry Award in 1998. Roger now lives in London. Sheila Moxley is gaining a powerful reputation for her multi-cultural illustration. She lives in London.

Exploring Poetry with Young Children

Sharing and creating poems in the early years


Author: Ann Watts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317328639

Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 6182

With the increased focus on children’s language in Early Years education, poetry can be a valuable tool in enhancing speaking, listening and communication. This book provides parents and practitioners with a guide on how and where to start with using poetry with children. Combined with practical suggestions on finding and using poems with children of differing ages and language ability, it also offers advice on how to encourage children to create and develop their own poems. Exploring Poetry with Young Children includes an anthology of a wide range of poems to use with children based on their everyday experiences, ensuring that adults can enhance the learning experience as it happens and enrich the language development of the children in their care. Divided into two parts, this book covers: the nature of poetry and why it can be such important part of our well-being; ways of using and sharing poetry with babies and toddlers; how to share poetry with children as they become confident users of language; the rhyming aspects of verse and ways in which these can be used to develop children’s phonic awareness; the importance of establishing a poetic awareness in young children. This will be an essential guide for all Early Years practitioners, students and parents who are interested in using poetry to develop the speaking, listening and communication skills of young children.

Speak, Listen and Learn

Teaching resources for ages 7-13


Author: Tony Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317556054

Category: Education

Page: 110

View: 8743

This indispensable resource, for teachers of pupils aged 7-13 years, consists of a series of graduated lesson plans aimed at improving children’s speaking and listening skills, their self-confidence and their motivation to learn, ultimately leading to better school performance. The scheme was developed and tested in schools during a four year period with over three thousand children and their teachers, and focuses on class and group activities that are enjoyable as well as instructive. All pupils are able to participate regardless of background, academic standing or facility in English, and the skills acquired are central to the National Curriculum for England and Wales Key Stages 2 and 3. Each lesson worksheet includes learning objectives, guidance on preparation and organisation, an activity guide, and follow-up suggestions, all presented in a clear and simple manner to lead the teacher step by step through the session. The materials are grouped into four levels of difficulty which combine to build a powerful range of abilities associated with persuasive and presentational speech, dialogue and debate, as well as developing the children’s command, use, and articulation of English. Each level consists of twelve starter lessons suitable for class-based group work, with sections preparing pupils for a variety of class competitions including public speaking, poetry reading and debating. The activities link naturally with other areas of the curriculum, and topics already being studied can easily be incorporated. In a parallel controlled research project highly significant gains in a nationally standardised test of non-verbal reasoning were made over a seven month period by children who followed the activities for one lesson a week compared to those who did not. These were well in excess of what would be expected for their increased age. Particularly high gains were made by children of lesser ability and those for whom English was an additional language. The improvements recorded were later confirmed by the schools’ own National Curriculum assessments of progress against targets, where on average the project children exceeded substantially the end of year forecasts made by their teachers.


Music and Poetry in Language Teaching


Author: Engelbert Thaler

Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag

ISBN: 3823392387

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 209

View: 7031

The times they are a-changing: Who would have expected Bob Dylan to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature as the first songwriter ever? And the British Bob Dylan, i.e. Donovan, stated: Wir haben die Poesie, die Philosophie und Literatur, wir haben Mythen und Legenden in das Musikbusiness gebracht. These are some of the reasons why this book is dedicated to the use of songwriters in English Language Teaching. As all edited volumes in the SELT (Studies in English Language Teaching) series, it follows a triple aim: 1.Linking TEFL with related academic disciplines, 2.Balancing TEFL research and classroom practice, 3.Combining theory, methodology and exemplary lessons. This triple aim is reflected in the three-part structure of this volume: Part A (Theory), Part B (Methodology), Part C (Classroom) with six concrete lesson plans.

All the Best

The Selected Poems of Roger McGough


Author: Roger McGough

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141316373

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 3372

There's only one Roger McGough. And here are his very best poems all in one volume for the first time! There are poems about poems, poems about school, poems about missing socks and mafia cats. Some are sad, some are mad, but all of them are Roger McGough at his very best.

My Book of Life by Angel


Author: Martine Leavitt

Publisher: Thienemann Verlag

ISBN: 3522621077

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7102

Vorne auf mein Buch schrieb ich „Mein Buch des Lebens von Angel“, was übrigens mein echter Name ist, und meine wahre, eigene Geschichte, vielleicht einst von einem anderen Engel zu verlesen. Angel, 16 Jahre alt, trifft auf Call – diese Begegnung verändert ihr normales Leben. Bevor sie es richtig merkt, macht Call sie drogenabhängig und schickt sie auf den Babystrich. Angel beginnt, ihr Leben zu hassen. Sie schafft es aber erst, auszubrechen, als Call ein noch jüngeres Mädchen mitbringt. Angel nimmt den Leser mit auf die Reise in ihr Innerstes. Man wird Zeuge von Angels Gedankenfetzen, Überlegungen, inneren Monologen und Gesprächen. „Wie soll ich dieses besondere Buch beschreiben? Es ging unter die Haut. Ein wunderbares Buch trotz traurigem und zugleich hoffnungsmachendem Inhalt. Die feinsinnige und einfühlsame Sprache hat mich ebenfalls fasziniert. ...“ A.S.

Eine lausige Hexe löst den Bann


Author: Jill Murphy

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257607989

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 5008

Mildred gibt sich die größte Mühe, doch ihre Zaubersprüche gelingen selten. Vielleicht ist sie ja tatsächlich die lausigste Hexe der ganzen Schule – aber dafür ist sie die beste Freundin, die man sich nur wünschen kann!

Der Schneemann


Author: Raymond Briggs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783848900534


Page: 32

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Author: Margaret Wild,Sophie Zeitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423622530

Category: Families

Page: 206

View: 6738

Thinking Through Children's Literature in the Classroom


Author: Agustín Reyes-Torres,Luis S. Villacañas-de-Castro,Betlem Soler-Pardo

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub


Category: Education

Page: 206

View: 2599

"This book is the result of understanding literature as a central part of children's education. Fiction and nonfiction literary works constitute a source to open young minds and to help them understand how and why people - themselves included - live as they do, or to question through critical lenses whether they could live otherwise. By integrating philological, cultural, and pedagogical inquiries, Thinking through Children's Literature in the Classroom approaches the use of literature as a crucial factor to motivate students not only to improve their literacy skills, but also to develop their literary competence, one that prepares them to produce independent and sensible interpretations of the world. Of course, the endeavor of forming young readers and fostering their ability to think begins primarily by having well-read teachers who are enthusiastic about teaching and, secondly, by having students who are willing to learn. To encourage and sustain them through the critical turns of their own thinking processes, educators must surely display a sound pedagogic knowledge apart from deep literary expertise."

Der Brabbelback


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783794150069

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 32

View: 6660

Stories for Boys who dare to be different - Vom Mut, anders zu sein


Author: Ben Brooks

Publisher: Loewe Verlag

ISBN: 3732012697

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 1679

Ausgezeichnet als "Children`s Book of the Year" beim Britischen National Book Award 2018! Von Beethoven bis Obama – 100 Jungs, die die Welt verändert haben! Jungs brauchen Vorbilder – heute mehr denn je. In diesem aufwändig gestalteten Buch finden sie über 100 ganz persönliche Geschichten von Künstlern, Wissenschaftlern, Umweltaktivisten, Fußballern, Politikern und Entdeckern – von großen und kleinen Helden aus der ganzen Welt und aus allen Epochen, die Grenzen überschritten haben und gegen den Strom geschwommen sind. Sie alle hatten den Mut, ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen und so ihre Träume zu verwirklichen. Nach dem großen Erfolg von Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls gibt es nun endlich auch eine inspirierende Geschichtensammlung für Jungs. Autor Ben Brooks erzählt von Persönlichkeiten, die Erstaunliches erreicht und die Welt auf ihre Art ein Stück besser gemacht haben – jenseits von stereotypen Männlichkeitsbildern und Rollenklischees. Denn: Man muss sich nicht mit großen Kämpfern identifizieren, die Drachen töten und Prinzessinnen retten, um zum Helden zu werden. Dieses Buch zeigt, dass man auch als Querdenker, als sensibler oder introvertierter Junge Außergewöhnliches zu leisten vermag. Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different ist ein unvergleichliches Buch, randvoll gepackt mit Abenteuern, spannenden Geschichten und mancher Überraschung. Am wichtigsten jedoch: es bestärkt kleine und große Jungs darin, ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen. New York Times Bestseller / Sunday Time Bestseller Nr. 1 " Dieses Buch kann Leben retten. Dieses Buch kann Leben verändern. Dieses Buch kann dazu beitragen eine neue Generation von Jungs hervorzubringen, die es wagen ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen." - Benjamin Zephaniah Mit spannenden Biografien von großen Persönlichkeiten, wie: Ai Weiwei, Barack Obama, Benjamin Zephaniah, Bill Gates, Christopher Paolini, Confucius, Daniel Radcliffe, Galileo Galilei, Hans Scholl, Harvey Milk, Jamie Oliver, Jesse Eisenberg, Jim Henson, John Green, John Lennon, Lionel Messi, Louis Armstrong, Louis Braille, Ludwig van Beethoven, Mahatma Gandhi, Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela, Nikola Tesla, Oscar Wilde, Patch Adams, Ralph Lauren, Roald Dahl, Salvador Dalí, Siddhartha Gautama, Stephen Hawking, Steven Spielberg, Tank Man, Thomas Edison, Vincent van Gogh

So fern wie nah


Author: John Boyne

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030154

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8775

Der Autor des Weltbestsellers ›Der Junge im gestreiften Pyjama‹ schreibt über den Ersten Weltkrieg Als an Alfies fünftem Geburtstag der Erste Weltkrieg ausbricht, verspricht sein Vater, nicht in dem Kampf zu ziehen – und bricht sein Wort am Tag darauf. Vier harte Jahre später geht Alfie heimlich arbeiten, um seine Mutter zu unterstützen. Er ist davon überzeugt, dass er seinen Vater nie wiedersehen wird. Doch dann erfährt Alfie zufällig, dass sein Vater in einer Klinik für traumatisierte Soldaten behandelt wird. Und er beschließt, ihn nach Hause zu holen ...