Aesop was born in Thrace but was taken as a slave to the island of Samos in the Adriatic in the 6th century BC. Small Greek tortoises would have lived there – they are half the size of hares. Fables make pertinent comments on human behaviour and the moral of this one is timeless: ‘Steady effort brings rewards.’ Set in southern Europe at anytime. Purple level titles introduce a variety of topics to promote reading for pleasure and offer plenty of opportunities to look at rhyme and rhythm within words to build fluency and phrasing. Available for Levels 15-24, PM Traditional Tales and Plays retell classic tales in a simplified language and form that children can understand. Teachers use the tales in guided reading sessions and children can later read them with confidence and understanding. Parts are colour-coded for easy recognition.
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A non-fiction explanation and procedure about musical instruments: tells the reader how drums are played, and how to make a drum kit. Text type: explanation and procedure; Genre: non-fiction PM Writing 2 provides: writing goals that support teachers and students instructional content for the conventions and composition of developing writing explicit links to reading and writing content that promotes writing to construct meaning across the curriculum in a variety of text forms teaching and learning approaches that promote choice and authenticity in writing for a variety of purposes and audiences. PM Writing is a complete learning, teaching and assessment package that develops the writing process throughout the primary phase. It provides explicit and systematic instruction in writing, incorporating shared, guided and independent writing and linked independent reading.
A fictional narrative and recount about protective clothing: a story about a girl and her Dad who go kayaking in the river, but their kayak capsizes. Text type: narrative and recount; Genre: fiction PM Writing 3 provides: writing goals that guide and support teachers and students instructional content for the conventions and composition of consolidating writing content that promotes writing to construct meaning across the curriculum in a variety of text forms teaching and learning approaches that promote choice and authenticity in writing for a variety of purposes and audiences. PM Writing is a complete learning, teaching and assessment package that develops the writing process throughout the primary phase. It provides explicit and systematic instruction in writing, incorporating shared, guided and independent writing and linked independent reading.
Washed up on a remote island in a Pacific storm, Michael curls up and waits to die. But when he wakes, there is fresh fruit beside him. He is not alone… 30 copies of this classic children’s book to accompany Read and Respond: Kensuke’s Kingdom. #primary-092016 #readandrespond-0816 #rrchildrens
Hibernian Football Newspaper Book. Capture the history and greatest moments of 'Hibs' through the newspapers, as written at the time. Starting with coverage of Hib's 3:0 win over Hearts in 1921, this book charts a glorious history of great games and League and Cup titles through the decades of the 20th century. Top stories include, many of the classic encounters against Hearts; such as the 4-0 win in 1938, the 7-0 trashing in 1973 and the 6-2 walk over in 2000. Also included are many of the European games where Hibs successfully took on the might of Europe, including top teams such as Barcelona, Liverpool, and Juventus and slaughtered others such as the 9-1 win over Rosenborg in the 1974 UEFA Cup. Read about the games that resulted in Hibs winning the league in 1948, 1951 and again in 1952. Relive the excitement and tense moments of Scottish and League Cup finals in 1947, 1972, 1979, 1985, 1993 and of course securing the League Cup in 1972 when they beat Celtic; sweet revenge after losing to them in the Scottish Cup Final earlier that year, and not forgetting the 1991 League Cup Final 2-0 win against Dunfermline. All this and more is covered. A unique and wonderful gift and must have for all Hibs fans.
The kite-eating tree causes problems for Schroeder, and Peppermint Patty joins a rather unusual school… Two hilarious stories adapted from the popular Peanuts comic strip. Level 2 For children gaining confidence in reading in English. This series builds on reading stamina with the average word count of every book at around 800 words. Up to 250 unique headwords are included throughout. #newpopcorn #elt17 #popcornelt #eltreaders
Whisked from his snug hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and his dwarves, Bilbo is caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent – a large and very dangerous dragon. Seen the film? Now read the epic book. It all started with Tolkien… right here. “A flawless masterpiece.” The Times #bookpacks-0816
Sweet as pie! True sisters – true friends!
Narrow the attainment gap with reciprocal reading. Our groundbreaking Connectors series uses peer-to-peer learning strategies that include every child – with proven results. High-impact methods proven in case studies and recommended by the Education Endowment Foundation Formal classroom trials of Connectors show children’s reading age leaping forward by an average of 9.1 months in just 12 weeks Ideal for small group teaching at different ability levels Case studies show particular benefits for disadvantaged learners A great way to make your Pupil Premium go further Children work in small independent groups of up to six, each taking turns to be the leader as they read and discuss a book together. Clear prompts show the leader how to focus the discussion and engage their team members to predict outcomes, clarify issues, ask questions and evaluate content. This collaborative approach builds teamwork, speaking, listening, comprehension and evaluation skills. It also promotes metacognition and peer-to-peer learning: two strategies identified by the Education Endowment Foundation as being particularly effective for disadvantaged children. A 2013 formal trial of Connectors involving 616 pupils in five UK schools showed dramatic increases in reading ability, with the greatest benefits among children on Free School Meals. These pupils showed a reading age increase of over 10 months on average – all in just 12 weeks. This six-copy pack of a non-fiction title is ideal for readers at Book Band Ruby. Find out more and watch our videos. “The Ofsted inspector that saw the Connectors lesson said she had never seen a book talk where everybody was so engaged and on task. She said the system obviously works really well for children because everybody was focused.” Literacy Coordinator,...
Unique football fiction that hammers the ball into your deepest heart. Football: it’s the beautiful game. But it’s more than a game. It’s triumph and heartbreak and passion and glory. It’s the essence of life. Tough-talking sports journalist Paul Faustino is a lifelong fan. Now he’s reporting on three mysteries involving the world’s greatest players. A legendary goalie’s eerie secret. A vanished teenage football prodigy. A star player brought down by a rival. Football stories like you’ve NEVER read before. Love, death, magic, murder and the media. Carnegie winner Mal Peet was a writer who knew the score. Football fiction that takes the game into a thrilling new dimension Written by Carnegie Medal winner Mal Peet, who died in 2015 “A blast of fresh air… so strong and vibrant, so passionate” – INIS “Glorious, cartwheeling, magical, frightening” – Frank Cottrell Boyce This series contains mature content.
From Ebola to bird flu, nothing is as scary as a deadly disease that could wipe out millions of people. Such as the Great Plague outbreak of 1665 – so deadly it killed almost a quarter of Europe’s population. Find out how rats spread the disease, how spooky plague doctors tried to cure it, and how red crosses were painted on victims’ houses. In particular, you’ll see how London was struck hard by the terrible outbreak. Packed with maps, photos, quotes and diagrams, this fascinating book is a complete quick overview of the Great Plague. Ideal for Key Stage 2 history and school project work Includes a timeline, glossary, contemporary paintings and photos of real plague artefacts ‘Then and now’ section full of interesting comparisons