The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry

Author: Brian Patten
Publisher: Puffin HC
ISBN: 9780140384215
Category: Poetry
Page: 144
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The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry is an amazing celebration - a wonderful collection of poems by ten outstanding poets. There is something here for all the family to share and enjoy, time after time. There are ten sections in the book, all illustrated in glorious full colour by a different illustrator, each as varied in their style as the poets. And an interview with the relevant poet begins each section, so you can find out a little more about them. The mix of vibrant colours and highly individual voices make this unique poetry collection truly and utterly brilliant! The Utterly Brilliant Poets are: Spike Milligan; Kit Wright; Michael Rosen; Charles Causley; Roger McGough; Benjamin Zephaniah; Brian Patten; Jackie Kay; John Agard; and Allan Ahlberg. 'Fast, funny, incongruous and gorgeously easy to digest.' Observer

Gargling with Jelly

A Collection of Poems
Author: Brian Patten
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780141362953
Page: 144
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Gargling with Jelly by Brian Patten, one of our best-loved poets. Hilarious, lyrical, outrageous and serious poems all rub shoulders in this collection. Naughty children with nasty habits, cartoon heroes that come to life, lonely caretakers, unhappy ghosts, fantastical creatures with crazy names, giants, goblins, vampires, mermaids ... there's never a dull moment in this marvellously quirky and refreshing jelly pot!

Juggling with Gerbils

Author: Brian Patten
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141925698
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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A great new collection of poetry, wide-ranging in both form and subject matter. Full of Brian Patten's wonderful wit and moments of beauty as in GERANIUMS IN THE SNOW: Like children snuggling down under a white duvet Slowly the red geraniums Vanish under the snow. Brilliantly complemented by Chris Riddell's illustrations.

Peter Nimble und seine magischen Augen

Author: Jonathan Auxier
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841205208
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 416
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Dies ist die Geschichte des größten Diebes aller Zeiten! Peter Nimble ist blind, aber er versteht es schon als kleiner Junge, seine verbleibenden Sinne bestens zu nutzen, und hat sich zu einem perfekten Dieb gemausert. Eines Tages stiehlt er eine geheimnisvolle Kiste, in der drei Paar Augen liegen. Als er das erste Paar einsetzt, findet er sich plötzlich in einer fremden Welt wieder. Dort wird er für eine besondere Mission auserwählt: Peter soll das »Verschwundene Königreich« aus den Händen eines heimtückischen Königs befreien. Mithilfe der magischen Augen und seines verzauberten Freundes Sir Tode beginnt für Peter eine atemberaubende Reise ... »Genau das, was Leser zwischen 9 und 24 von einer magischen Geschichte erwarten: teils Heldengeschichte, teils Waisensaga und absolut fesselnd.« Wall Street Journal »Mit der Fingerfertigkeit eines Gauklers schreibt Auxier Prosa, die alle Sinne anregt.« Kirkus Reviews

The Mersey Sound

Restored 50th Anniversary Edition
Author: Adrian Henri,Brian Patten,Roger McGough
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014119085X
Category: Poetry
Page: 160
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'The Mersey Sound is an attempt to introduce contemporary poetry to the general reader by publishing representative work by each of three modern poets in a single volume, in each case the selection has been made to illustrate the poet's characteristics in style and form'. With this modest brief, The Mersey Sound was conceived and first published in 1967. An anthology which features Roger McGough's work, alongside that of Brian Patten and Adrian Henri (The Liverpool Poets), it went on to sell over half a million copies and to become the bestselling poetry anthology of all time.

Selected Poems

Author: Brian Patten
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141027134
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 164
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One of the three contributors to the famous mould-breaking Penguin anthology The Mersey Sound, published in 1967 when he was barely into his twenties, Brian Patten has gone on to become one of our best-loved poets for both adults and children alike.This new selection, chosen by the poet himself and ranging chronologically over five decades, includes a dozen recent unpublished poems.

Speak, Listen and Learn

Teaching resources for ages 7-13
Author: Tony Wood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317556054
Category: Education
Page: 110
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This indispensable resource, for teachers of pupils aged 7-13 years, consists of a series of graduated lesson plans aimed at improving children’s speaking and listening skills, their self-confidence and their motivation to learn, ultimately leading to better school performance. The scheme was developed and tested in schools during a four year period with over three thousand children and their teachers, and focuses on class and group activities that are enjoyable as well as instructive. All pupils are able to participate regardless of background, academic standing or facility in English, and the skills acquired are central to the National Curriculum for England and Wales Key Stages 2 and 3. Each lesson worksheet includes learning objectives, guidance on preparation and organisation, an activity guide, and follow-up suggestions, all presented in a clear and simple manner to lead the teacher step by step through the session. The materials are grouped into four levels of difficulty which combine to build a powerful range of abilities associated with persuasive and presentational speech, dialogue and debate, as well as developing the children’s command, use, and articulation of English. Each level consists of twelve starter lessons suitable for class-based group work, with sections preparing pupils for a variety of class competitions including public speaking, poetry reading and debating. The activities link naturally with other areas of the curriculum, and topics already being studied can easily be incorporated. In a parallel controlled research project highly significant gains in a nationally standardised test of non-verbal reasoning were made over a seven month period by children who followed the activities for one lesson a week compared to those who did not. These were well in excess of what would be expected for their increased age. Particularly high gains were made by children of lesser ability and those for whom English was an additional language. The improvements recorded were later confirmed by the schools’ own National Curriculum assessments of progress against targets, where on average the project children exceeded substantially the end of year forecasts made by their teachers.

Growing and Knowing: A Selection Guide for Children's Literature

Author: Mary Trim
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3598440073
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 279
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The primary function of this book is to serve as a guide to the selection of books for children, recognizing the vast range of books published and the individual rates of reading and social development of different children.

Das Ende von Eddy

Author: Édouard Louis
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 310403334X
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Ein Befreiungsschlag, ein Aufbruch in ein neues Leben – mit unglaublicher Sprachgewalt erzählt der junge französische Autor Édouard Louis die Geschichte einer geglückten Flucht aus einer unerträglichen Kindheit: inspiriert von seiner eigenen. ›Das Ende von Eddy‹ ist sein Debütroman, der zu einem großen Erfolg und einer der meistdiskutierten Veröffentlichungen des Jahres wurde.

A Creative Approach to Teaching Rhythm and Rhyme

Author: Andy Croft
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472919114
Category: Education
Page: 64
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The content of this book is based on the Andy Croft's experience of working with children in over 400 UK schools and will provide teachers with ideas, games, examples and models that they can use in the classroom to encourage their children to become writers and readers through the practice of rhyme and rhythm. He strongly believes that you don't have to be 'good at English' to be able to enjoy the music of ordinary speech. Using rhythm and rhyme is a democratic creative act that is equally hard and equally easy for everyone. It has special rules which won't let you reach for the first word that comes into your head. Your words have to fit the pattern. You don't have to write anything down, but you do have to become a writer. And once you have become a writer, you might become a reader...

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
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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.

The Big Snuggle-up

Author: Brian Patten
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1849399824
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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It all started with a scarecrow coming into the house out of the snow, bringing with him the mouse that lived up his sleeve. But it wasn't only these two who were looking for a warm place to snuggle up!

Young Readers and Their Books

Suggestions and Strategies for Using Texts in the Literacy Hour
Author: Gervase Phinn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134120427
Category: Education
Page: 139
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Eine Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten

Author: Neil MacGregor
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406621481
Category: History
Page: 816
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"In diesem Buch machen wir uns auf zu einer Reise zurück in die Vergangenheit und quer über den Globus, um zu erfahren, wie die Menschen in den letzten zwei Millionen Jahren unsere Welt geprägt haben und ihrerseits von ihr geprägt wurden. Diese Geschichte wird ausschließlich erzählt durch Dinge, die Menschen gemacht haben Objekete, die mit großer Sorgfalt hergestellt und dann entweder bewundert und bewahrt oder benutzt, beschädigt und weggeworfen wurden. Ich habe einfach hundert Objekte von verschiedenen Punkten unserer Reise ausgewählt die Bandbreite reicht vom Kochtopf bis zur goldenen Galeone, vom steinzeitlichen Werkzeug bis zur Kreditkarte." Neil MacGregor "Dieses Buch ist so schön, so klug und so richtungweisend, dass es eigentlich in jede Bibliothek gehört." Tim Sommer, art Das Kunstmagazin "MacGregors Geschichte der Welt in 100 Objekten ist eines der wundervollsten Sachbücher der letzten Jahrzehnte." Alexander Cammann, Literaturen "Diese Geschichten sollten nie aufhören." Elisabeth von Thadden, DIE ZEIT "Macht süchtig." Tilman Spreckelsen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung