Adventure Stories for Reading, Learning and Literacy: by Mal Leicester

By Mal Leicester

Adventure tales for examining, studying and Literacy takes a distinct method of cross-curricular instructing within the basic lecture room. offering 8 unique experience tales, the authors increase a collection of assets and actions for lecturers to take advantage of within the school room, offering go curricular hyperlinks according to the PNS framework, to literacy, technological know-how, PE, layout and expertise, numeracy, geography and heritage. notwithstanding the tales will curiosity either boys and girls, they take unique care to attract boys, who're recognized to accomplish much less hugely than women in examining and writing, and comprise subject matters such as:

  • cars
  • football
  • ghosts and ghouls
  • heroic deeds
  • space and aliens.

Each tale is associated explicitly to ethical and social values, and will be used to augment citizenship, PHSE and SEAL tasks in basic colleges. With photocopiable assets for every tale, this publication bargains rapid principles which might be carried out simply in teacher’s plans and within the school room and meeting, and may entice all busy academics, NQTs and academics in training.

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Don’t let any cats near my baby blackbirds, Dog,’ Morris said, anxiously. ‘Woof woof,’ agreed Dog. ’ She flew out of Cosy Park Garage leading her new family behind her. Mr Fettler removed the nest and set it on a high shelf just inside the big doors. ’ At last Morris was able to close his bonnet again. The hinge was stiff and his whole body ached. Mr Fettler gently washed his paintwork clean. ‘You’ve been very patient, Morris. It’s too late today, but tomorrow you can go and see Bouncer again. ’ © Mal Leicester and Roger Twelvetrees Adventure Stories for Reading, Learning and Literacy, Routledge © Mal Leicester and Roger Twelvetrees, 2010 Photocopiable Resource An assembly structure 1 Theme: the environment The teacher or one of the children introduces the assembly theme.

We turned left into a street lined with houses. Ryan pulled me after him down someone’s path. We crossed two gardens and in the next street doubled back to the road with the pub. ‘Ryan, they might see us,’ I said. ’ Ryan stopped and looked into my face. ‘Keep on the lookout for them, Lucy,’ he told me. ’ Fortunately, in Wharf Road, a police car quickly pulled up beside us. A window was lowered. ’ the policeman asked. ‘Yes,’ Ryan answered.

Dance Use an appropriate piece of music (for example Ravel’s Bolero). Work with the children to choreograph a dance based on a variety of activities with an imaginary ball. The climax for the music works well with scoring a goal. If you can readily obtain a DVD of Torvill and Dean’s ice dance to Ravel’s Bolero this could be shown to the children. Numeracy Use photocopiable page 46 (football results) to do some number work with the children. If this works well, in a subsequent teaching session you could use actual football results taken from that week’s newspapers.

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