Understanding Myths and Legends contains 27 stories from different countries around the World, ranging from Perseus and Medusa from Ancient Greece to an Indian legend on how the Peacock got his glorious feathers. These exciting stories are full of fearsome monsters, brave heroes and magical happenings, and will appeal to both girls and boys. Understanding Myths and Legends is a flexible resource that can be used to support topic work in history and RE or used as part of a unit of work in literacy. The stories and activities are ideal for use in guided reading sessions. To enable teachers to make the most of each story, they are accompanied by: background information to enable teachers to pla...
How to be Brilliant at Materials contains 42 photocopiable worksheets with practical activities to help children acquire knowledge and understanding of the way materials are classified, how they can be changed, and ways of separating them. Topics include: testing for hardness, density, porosity, magnetism, conductivity of heat and electricity, and flexibility; materials used in houses; comparing soils; solids, liquids and gases; mixtures; changing materials; dissolving, filtering and evaporation; the water cycle; energy efficiency.
Making books provides students with motivation and a purpose for writing. The worksheets in this book encourage students to compose, create, publish and respond to print. The technological side of book production involves problem solving and engages children in gathering information, prioritizing, negotiating, decision-making and evaluating. The activities include: selecting an idea for a book; choosing a good title; creating an index; choosing and designing illustrations; producing preliminary pages; different types of books, e.g. pop-ups, books with windows, concertinas, pocket books, big books and diaries.
The importance of being able to read for meaning should never be underestimated. The ability to decode text is not enough. It is vital that children understand what they are reading. More importantly, it is fundamental that they enjoy what they are reading, so that they grow up to become lifelong readers. The passages in the Brilliant Activities for Reading Comprehension series are designed to do just that. They provide children with a variety of engaging, enjoyable texts that will grab their attention, and indeed their teacher's attention as well. The types of comprehension passages range from newspaper articles and dialogues, to plays, stories and poems. They gradually increase in difficulty as you progress through the book, and through the series, encouraging children to develop their ability to read for meaning and use a range of strategies to engage with the text. The passages are ideal for guided reading. Tasks range from simple factual recall and vocabulary work to more open-ended questions enabling the reader to provide a more personal response. The cross-curricular activities provide a wealth of ideas for extending the passages further and are ideal for fast-finishers.
Open-ended activities to develop students’ creative and critical thinking skills. Gifted children are not the only ones who will benefit from this book! All children will thoroughly enjoy these activities. Some of the activities can be last for days, others such as the brainteaser section can be used for a quick warm-up to spark interest and excite the brain. Activities linked to Bloom’s taxonomy.