Author: CGP Books, Richard Parsons
Publisher: Co-Ordination Group Publications
KS2 English Writing Buster - Fiction Writing - Book 2
This textbook will prove invaluable to teacher educators, teachers, educational psychologists, and any professional who is involved with teaching children to read. It provides a detailed examination of the processes that are involved in achieving fluent word reading skills and ability to comprehend written texts. Understanding these processes and their development empowers teachers to select appropriate, evidence-based teaching strategies and thus teach children more effectively. The book is in four parts: Part 1 provides the reader with a Tutorial Review covering essential knowledge about language, and presenting the two dimensions of the Simple View of Reading. Part 2 concentrates on the word reading dimension, with chapters on processes in skilled word reading, the development of these processes, and practical advice on research validated teaching methods to develop children’s word reading skills. Part 3 turns to the language comprehension dimension, with chapters on the comprehension of oral and written language, and on teaching reading comprehension. Part 4 introduces the reader to assessment practices and methods of identifying children with difficulties in either or both dimensions of the Simple View, and considers children with word reading difficulties and children with specific comprehension difficulties, describing effective evidence-based interventions for each type of difficulty.
Why do I need a teacher when I’ve got Google? is just one of the challenging, controversial and thought-provoking questions Ian Gilbert poses in this urgent and invigorating book. Questioning the unquestionable, this fully updated new edition will make you re-consider everything you thought you knew about teaching and learning, such as: • Are you simply preparing the next generation of unemployed accountants? • What do you do for the ‘sweetcorn kids’ who come out of the education system in pretty much the same state as when they went in? • What’s the real point of school? • Exams – So whose bright idea was that? • Why ‘EQ’ is fast becoming the new ‘IQ’. • What will your school policy be on brain-enhancing technologies? • Which is the odd one out between a hamster and a caravan? With his customary combination of hard-hitting truths, practical classroom ideas and irreverent sense of humour, Ian Gilbert takes the reader on a breathless rollercoaster ride through burning issues of the twenty-first century, considering everything from the threats facing the world and the challenge of the BRIC economies to the link between eugenics and the 11+. As wide-ranging and exhaustively-researched as it is entertaining and accessible, this book is designed to challenge teachers and inform them – as well as encourage them – as they strive to design a twenty-first century learning experience that really does bring the best out of all young people. After all, the future of the world may just depend on it
This is a unique collection of leading examples of education grounded in alternative philosophies and cultures – from initiatives to create more democratic schools, through Quaker, Buddhist, Islamic, Montessori and Steiner/Waldorf schools, to Maori and First Nations education in Canada and Palestinian Jewish schools in Israel.
Dictionary of British Education
Author: Professor Peter Gordon, Peter Gordon, Professor Denis Lawton, Denis Lawton
This is an up-to-date guide for teachers and parents, administrators, governors , students and others to help the find their way about the increasingly complex world of education. The main section provides a dictionary that is more than a simple set of definitions: many words in education have been put into some kind of historical context to become fully meaningful. The second part gives some important landmarks from the nineteenth century to the present time, and also provides a list of political heads of education since state education was established. The final section is devoted to a list of acronyms and abbreviations, both of which have been the subject of multiple definitions in recent years.
Prepare children for KS2 National Curriculum Tests with confidence using SATs-style questions. Written in line with new testing requirements, the practice questions give children realistic test preparation. SATs-style questions arranged by topic area give children targeted and focused practice ahead of the KS2 National Curriculum Tests. * Prepares children for the SATs Maths reasoning test (papers 2 and 3) * Covers all the content and skills that children could be tested on * Contains regular progress tests to check understanding * Includes answers and mark scheme * Can be used alongside Collins KS2 SATs Revision and Practice
Author: Heather Gregson, Holly Poynton, Rebecca Tate, Louise Taylor, Matt Topping
Prepare children for KS1 National Curriculum Tests with confidence using SATs-style questions. Written in line with new testing requirements, the practice questions give children realistic test preparation. SATs-style questions arranged by topic area give children targeted and focused practice ahead of the KS1 tests. * Prepares children for the SATs Reading test* Covers all the content and skills that children could be tested on* Uses a variety of reading texts (non-fiction, fiction and poetry)* Contains regular progress tests to check understanding* Includes answers and mark scheme* Can be used alongside Collins KS1 SATs Revision and Practice
Author: Sarah Lindsay, John Jackman
'Nelson Comprehension' provides a simple and effective course for the teaching of key comprehension skills. Units cover all genres of texts - including fiction, poetry, playscripts, instructions and biography - with plenty of practice, repetition and assessment built in.