Tag Archives: books

Second World War resources (republished)

I have been working with some teachers recently looking at supporting them in their planning for forthcoming topics. I have decided to extend this work to develop a slightly more cross curricular set of links to resources and web links although as ever the main thrust will be Literacy and ICT but I have sought […]

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Authors to know

Today I worked with another group of teachers about firing up the teaching of reading. Here are some of my musings on the matter. Many of you may have read the post ‘Promoting Reading’ which includes much of this and most of the books are similar but I have added some new authors in the […]

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Digital Media Conference

Today I am delivering a keynote at the Lincolnshire Digital Media Conference and promised the delegates that I would blog about what I showed them today. Digital Mapping Google maps allows the user to put placemarks on specific places on a map. I made a google map which was linked to Streetview and used the […]

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Story England

I posted earlier this week in the post World of Books about the google map idea which is developing nicely. Today I received a tweet from @JenniferMichie telling me about the wonderful Storybook England website which places well known books set in England on a map. This is a slightly different map to the one […]

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World of Books

I blogged yesterday about some work I had done with the Giraffes using google maps to show different seaside locations. Whilst working on it, I thought about how the maps could be used to fire up children’s reading or to support teachers / parents in choosing  books. The result I have arrived at is the […]

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Teachread?

I have been meaning to blog about an idea for ‘teachread’ for days. Last week I was lucky enough to run a course for Literacy consultants on the use of picture books in the Primary classrooms and found that, as usual, I had a wonderful time talking about new picture books but also moved onto discussing […]

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Seaside books

I was talking to the teacher of Giraffe class about their work in the next summer term when they will be looking at a topic of the ‘Seaside’. We were talking about the best books to choose to use with this Year One class and after a few tweets Joy Simpson commented that this would […]

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Parps, Poo and Pants

I have posted recently about the strategic leadership of ICT so have decided to concentrate on literacy for this one. It is about time for another book recommendation post but I thought that I would go for something a little different this time. I am a serial collector of children’s books and have grouped some […]

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Using videoconference to support the use of quality texts

In November I posted a blog about my work with consultants in Rotherham on the Jolly Postman project when I videoconferenced with 19 classes dressed as Burglar Bill I am acutely aware from my own teaching and my work in schools that the use of drama can greatly increase the motivation of the pupils and […]

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War films at Christmas

I sat down this afternoon to watch The Heroes of Telemark with my daughter as part of our christmas tradition of watching old war films. We chatted about why we think that these films are so popular. We decided that the films have a known element (the viewer knows the cause and the main protagonists […]

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