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Opening Doors to Famous Poetry and Prose: Ideas and Resources for Accessing Literary Heritage Works

Opening Doors to Famous Poetry and Prose: Ideas and Resources for Accessing Literary Heritage Works (Paperback)

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Opening Doors to Famous Poetry and Prose provides 20 units of work covering poetry and prose from our literary heritage. Each unit comes with exciting stimulus material and creative suggestions for ways in which the material can be used for outstanding learning possibilities. Illustrations and innovative ideas to help pupils access the meaning and wonder of the text add to the book's appeal. The UK Government National Curriculum Assessment for 2016 sample material includes past literature examples. Opening Doors to Famous Poetry and Prose contains 20 units of classic literature for use in the classroom. Pupils are encouraged, throughout the units of work, to engage with language, invent questions and write with flair and accuracy, bringing literature from the past to life and opening doors to further reading and exploration. Also included is an introduction to the concepts used in the book and suggestions for a range of methods and pathways which can lead to language development and literary appreciation.Although the units are diverse and have a range of poetry and prose for teachers to use, the book presents cohesive methods for engaging children with a variety of different literary texts and improving standards of literacy.

Opening Doors both informs and excites. It contains everything you need for outstanding English lessons, including a free CD full of resources for primary English, including extracts from the literary works and activities to get started with. Let's begin.For teachers of 7-11 year olds and lower Secondary.

Children'sEducational materialEducational: English literatureEducationEducation TheorySchoolsPrimary & middle schoolsEducationTeaching SkillsTeaching of a specific subject Publisher: Crown House Publishing Publication Date: 10/09/2014 ISBN-13: 9781845908966  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Bob Cox is an independent educational consultant, writer and teacher coach who works nationally and internationally to support outstanding learning. Recent briefs have included key-notes on searching for excellence at conferences and teaching alliance events, presentations to Headteachers and in-house training for schools. In addition, Bob has been working with clusters of schools and, at times, whole local authorities to apply 'opening doors' strategies to raise standards in English and make links between quality texts and quality writing. Bob has now supported over 400 schools in their search for excellence. Bob has supported about 350 schools on their journeys! Bob taught for 23 years, was Head of English for thirteen of them and also became an advanced skills teacher. He has combined his understanding of learning strategies with his knowledge and love of English in 'Opening Doors to Famous Poetry and Prose'. The book has attracted many reviews and conference requests, featuring in the 'Times Educational Supplement'. Bob is touring the UK to help schools with the subject depth and challenge needed in the new national curriculum.

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