Goodnight Mister Tom


Author: Michelle Magorian

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141964529

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 5313

A Puffin Book - stories that last a lifetime. Puffin Modern Classics are relaunched under a new logo: A Puffin Book, all with exciting new covers and endnotes with author profile, interesting facts around the story and archive material. Goodnight Mister Tom - winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award - by Michelle Magorian has delighted generations of children. It's the story of young Willie Beech, evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley - but his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London. As time goes by Tom begins to worry when Willie doesn't answer his letters, so he goes to London to find him, and there makes a terrible discovery. Also by Michelle Magorian: Back Home; Waiting for my Shorts to Dry; Who's Going to take Care of Me?; Orange Paw Marks; A Little Love Song; In Deep Water; Jump; A Cuckoo in the Nest; A Spoonful of Jam; Be Yourself; Just Henry

Good Night, Mr. Tom


Author: Michelle Magorian

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006440174X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8145

London is poised on the brink of World War 11. Timid, scrawny Willie Beech -- the abused child of a single mother -- is evacuated to the English countryside. At first, he is terrified of everything, of the country sounds and sights, even of Mr. Tom, the gruff, kindly old man who has taken him in. But gradually Willie forgets the hate and despair of his past. He learns to love a world he never knew existed, a world of friendship and affection in which harsh words and daily beatings have no place. Then a telegram comes. Willie must return to his mother in London. When weeks pass by with no word from Willie, Mr. Tom sets out for London to look for the young boy he has come to love as a son.

Good Night, Mr. Tom Classroom Questions


Author: Amy Farrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910949177

Category: Education

Page: 40

View: 2274

Good Night, Mr. Tom Classroom Questions is a book for English teachers who are teaching Good Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian and intend to set questions for homework or classwork. Good Night, Mr. Tom Classroom Questions contains 187 questions, divided by chapter, to keep students engaged and actively thinking about the novel. Why choose to study Good Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian ? Themes of war, abuse and the power of friendship. The setting of wartime Britain. The developing friendship of Willie and Mr. Tom. Interesting characters - gruff Mr. Tom and sickly Willie Beech. Exciting storyline. Scene by Scene guides are teaching resources. They are short books of questions, designed to save teachers time and lead to rewarding classroom experiences. Each guide is broken down by scene or chapter, to match and complement the text it accompanies. This means that the teacher is provided with a clear list of questions, at every stage of teaching the text. These questions can be used in class, or as homework, and so provide underlying structure to lesson planning. Classroom Questions teaching guides contain both closed, comprehension testing questions, and open, higher order questions, exploring student response, opinion and analysis. Closed questions can be used to check understanding and make sure students are on-task, while open questions promote thinking and reflection. In this way, Scene by Scene Classroom Questions keep students engaged with and focused on the text, and involved in classroom discussion.

Edinburgh Companion to Children's Literature


Author: Clementine Beauvais

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474414648

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 8693

Explores the impact of the Russian Revolution and League of Nations on British modernist culture


Revision Guide


Author: Christine Moorcroft

Publisher: Letts and Lonsdale

ISBN: 9781905129812


Page: 80

View: 6564

Complete support for thorough test preparation This KS2 English revision guide provides a concise summary of the work covered through Years 3-6 and covers all the Reading and Writing skills which may be tested in the National Curriculum Tests (SAT'S) in English for levels 3-5 inclusive.

Children at War


Author: Kate Agnew,Geoff Fox

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847141048

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 4613

This book provides a critical appraisal of the treatment of war in children's reading during the 20th century, covering World War I, World War II and subsequent wars, including Vietnam, the Gulf War and the war in the Balkans.

Back Home


Author: Michelle Magorian

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141907045

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1135

WW2 has just ended and twelve-year-old Rusty comes back home to Britain after being evacuated to the US. The greyness and bleakness of life in England is a shock, but even worse is adapting to the strict discipline of her family, including a brother she's never met, after the warmth and openness of her adopted American family. Rusty is sent to an horrific boarding school, before finally running away as her search for happiness becomes more and more desperate.

Delivering the Framework for Teaching English


Author: Michael Ross,Keith West

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748760589

Category: English language

Page: 128

View: 7176

Responding to the demands of the Framework for Teaching English, Years 7-9, within the context of the revised National Curriculum, the Level Best series offers a carefully structured and motivating approach to English for 11 to 14 year-olds. Making clear the purpose and structure of each unit and the skills being developed, the books offer opening questions for discussion in small groups and provide opportunities throughout to learn in a variety of ways. Encouraging students throughout to examine and explain how they reached their conclusions, the series provides plenty of support in order to increase confidence and achievement. It aims to guide students towards realistic targets by encouraging reflection on what has been learnt during the course of each unit before moving on to the next level. The Teacher Resource Books provide extensive support, including suggestions for teaching styles, model answers and photocopiable worksheets.