The Orchard Book of Greek Gods and Goddesses

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Emma Chichester Clark

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9781843628668

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 108

View: 5483

Retells fifteen stories of the ancient Greek gods and goddesses, including both well-known myths and such lesser-known tales as the story of the origin of the dolphins and how Haephaestus became the husband of Aphrodite.

The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths

Author: Saviour Pirotta

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9781841217758

Category: Legends

Page: 96

View: 2940

Here are ten of the greatest and best-loved Greek legends retold with warmth and humour for young children and illustrated with bright, friendly artwork. Meet Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus, Pandora, King Midas and a whole cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures. The perfect introduction to Greek Myths.

The Orchard Book of Greek Myths

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9781852133733

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 1597

A retelling of popular Greek myths, including Pandora's box, King Midas, and the Wooden Horse. Suggested level : primary, intermediate.

The Orchard Book of Roman Myths

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Emma Chichester Clark

Publisher: Orchard Books (NY)

ISBN: 9781860397530

Category: Mythology, Roman

Page: 93

View: 9938

From the same author and artist team as The Orchard Book of Greek Myths, this book of Roman myths includes the story of how Romulus and Remus founded Rome, how the guardian geese of Juno''s temple saved Rome and why Rome was blessed with vines.'

Terrific Topics: Lower primary book 1

Author: Blake Education

Publisher: Blake Education

ISBN: 186509191X

Category: Classroom activities

Page: 136

View: 1792

First in a series of resources for middle primary school teachers. Provides 80 photocopiable pages with integrated units on explorers, famous Australians, myhs and legends, religions and beliefs, endangered animals, natural disasters, and moving pictures. Each unit addresses a key learning area for lower primary - either Science or SOSE/HSIE. Includes an overview of unit content and an assessment grid.

Die schönsten Shakespeare-Geschichten

Author: Andrew Matthews,William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783451707131

Category: Children's stories, English

Page: 117

View: 5619

Bühnenklassiker als Erzählungen vereinfacht: Sei es die tragisch endende Liebe Julia und Romeos, das komödiantische Verwirrspiel zwischen zwei Paaren in einer Sommernacht, der Sieg König Heinrichs durch seine ungewöhnliche Klugheit und Intuition oder ein gewaltiger Sturm durch Zauberer Prospero hervorgerufen... wir werden in den Bann der Shakespearschen Welt gezogen. Die durch Sprache und Dramaturgie anspruchsvollen Stücke sind hier als Erzählungen mit leicht verständlicher Wortwahl aufbereitet und von Mirjam Pressler ins Deutsche übertragen. Sie werden damit auch für Kinder zugänglich. Manche Themen, besonders die tragischen, sind für Kinder weniger geeignet und besser denkbar für Jugendliche. Das Buch enthält acht der berühmtesten Stücke Shakespeares und ist mit seinen geheimnisvollen Farbbildern und der Personenangabe auf Naturpapier am Anfang sehr schön aufgemacht. Ab 8 Jahren, ausgezeichnet, Denise Racine.

A Shot in the Dark

The Taming of Venus

Author: N.A

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9781841215266

Category: Diana (Roman deity)

Page: 47

View: 3449

Lively, entertaining and accessible, these retellings of stories from Roman mythology feature famous gods and goddesses, and familiar Italian locations. Vividly brought to life by Tony Ross's much-loved illustrations, all of these stories are taken from the successful Orchard Book of Roman Myths. A Shot in the Dark/The Taming of Venus: Did you know that the constellation Orion was made when the goddess Diana fell in love? And discover who broke the heart of Venus, goddess of love.

The Orchard Book of Classic Shakespeare Verse

Author: Gina Pollinger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408338750

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 405

This selection of verse and poetry from William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright the World has ever known, is filled with wit and wisdom, tenderness and magic, mischief and merriment. An exquisite collection of Shakespeare's writing featuring favourite passages of verse, familiar to many, along with lesser-known pieces, all of which sparkle in the mind and fire the imagination. The poems and verse have been carefully selected to ensure that even younger readers develop a lifelong love of the Bard and his timeless legacy. Includes a foreword by Gina Pollinger, inviting readers to immerse themselves in the delight of Shakespeare's writing. The richness of the words is matched by Emma Chichester Clark's gem-like illustrations, capturing all the life of these enduring poems.

Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas

40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms

Author: Carole Cox

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452237611

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 8490

Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.

Understanding Children's Books

A Guide for Education Professionals

Author: Prue Goodwin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 085702955X

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 6125

Children's books play a vital role in education, and this book helps you to choose books that have the most to offer young children. Each chapter reflects on a different theme or genre and their role in educational settings, and recommends ten 'must reads' within each one. The themes covered include: - books for babies - literature for the very young - narrative fiction - books in translation - poetry - picture books - graphic texts. Early years professionals, childcare professionals and teachers working from nursery to Key Stage 3 will find this book a fascinating and useful resource.

Choosing and Using Fiction and Non-Fiction 3-11

A Comprehensive Guide for Teachers and Student Teachers

Author: Margaret Mallett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136994246

Category: Education

Page: 416

View: 2774

Winner of the United Kingdom Literacy Association's Author Award 2011 for its contribution to extending children's literacy. Praise for the book: 'This book is about making readers. A compact summary of its contents would not do it justice. It is the accountof a life's work and it deserves thanks and readers. *****'. - Margaret Meek, Books for Keeps on-line, Number 185, November 2010. 'This book is a cornucopia of varied pleasures, offering something for all tastes, presented with an awareness of the complexities of the field and communicated with commitment, enthusiasm and deep knowledge'. - Eve Bearne, English 4-11, the primary school journal of The English Association, Number 42, Summer 2011. Choosing and Using Fiction and Non-Fiction 3-11 is a guide to the many kinds of text we want children to encounter, use and enjoy during their nursery and primary school years. So children’s non-fiction literature – including autobiography, biography, information and reference texts – is given equal status with fiction – nursery rhymes, picturebooks, novels, traditional tales, playscripts and poetry. The author addresses important issues and allows the voices of teachers, reviewers and children to be heard. The book supports teachers as they help children on their journey to becoming insightful and critical readers of non-fiction and sensitive and reflective readers of fiction. It also contains suggestions for practice which are in the spirit of the more flexible and creative approach to learning towards which primary schools are moving. It includes: help on using criteria to select quality texts of all kinds; annotated booklists for each kind of text for different age groups; suggestions for keeping a balance between print and screen-based texts; case studies showing teachers and children using texts in interesting and imaginative ways to support learning in English lessons and across the curriculum; advice on developing children’s visual and multimodal literacy; guidance on using the school library and embedding study skills in children’s wider purposes and learning; critiques of key theoretical perspectives and research projects. Although the main readership will be primary and student teachers, it is hoped that the book will be of interest and use to anyone concerned with the role of texts in children’s learning.

Weiße Finsternis

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean,Petra Koob-Pawis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570132708


Page: 335

View: 7375


The Twelve Labours of Heracles

Echo and Narcissus

Author: N.A

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9781860394379

Category: Children's stories

Page: 48

View: 4906

Selected from THE ORCHARD BOOK OF GREEK MYTHS, a humorous version of the twelve tasks of Heracles, accompanied by fables about Echo, the most talkative girl alive, and Narcissus, the most vain boy alive, all three of whom learn about their mistakes in difficult circumstances.

Wenn Drachen Sachen machen

Author: Andy Shepherd

Publisher: Dressler Verlag

ISBN: 3862720918

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6994

Drachen-Alarm! Aus der seltsamen Frucht, die Tomas aus dem Garten seines Opas mir nach Hause nimmt, wächst nicht etwa eine Gurke oder eine Tomate, sondern über Nacht schlüpft ein waschechter Drache! Flicker ist zum Glück total harmlos. Doch wenn man plötzlich ein Haustier hat, dessen fürchterlich stinkende Häufchen beim Trocknen explodieren, ist es gar nicht so leicht, es vor seinen Eltern zu verstecken. Tomas hat auf jeden Fall mit einem Drachen schon alle Hände voll zu tun ... und am Drachenbaum wachsen immer mehr Früchte! Mit einem Drachen als bester Freund ist "Wenn Drachen Sachen machen" Stoff für Kinderträume! Eine lustige, freche und abenteuerliche Geschichte, die mit vielen Bildern den idealen Einstieg zum Selbstlesen für Jungen und Mädchen bietet. Humorvoll übersetzt von Emma & Sabine Ludwig.

Young Readers and Their Books

Suggestions and Strategies for Using Texts in the Literacy Hour

Author: Gervase Phinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134120494

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 1061

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Something about the Author

Facts and Pictures about Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People

Author: Lisa Kumar

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787687977

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 317

View: 7428

Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.

Icarus, the Boy Who Could Fly

Author: Saviour Pirotta

Publisher: Orchard

ISBN: 9781843627852

Category: Icarus (Greek mythology)

Page: 30

View: 1501

Icarus's dad is a great inventor but when he gives his son wings, so they can escape the island they live on, things don't go according to plan at all. Join a cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures.

Arachne, the Spider Woman

Author: Saviour Pirotta

Publisher: Orchard

ISBN: 9781843627807

Category: Arachne (Greek mythology)

Page: 29

View: 7778

Arachne is always boasting that her weaving is better than the goddess Athena's. So Athena decides to teach the boastful girl a terrible lesson... Join a cast of larger-than-life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures.

Jason and the Golden Fleece

Author: Saviour Pirotta

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846164750

Category: Argonauts (Greek mythology)

Page: 30

View: 8937

This series offers friendly and accessible Greek myth retellings, with clear type and illustrations. In 'Jason and the Golden Fleece', Jason goes to find the golden fleece so he can get the throne back from his wicked uncle. First he must brave evil skeletons and get past a terrible serpent.