An inspirational book that studies the development of mark making skills in relation to 'talk' and provides age appropriate activities to use with young children that will have a significant impact on their learning.
Young children are fascinated by the world around them. They have high levels of natural curiosity and a compelling desire to explore and experience EVERYTHING! As children develop the skills of language and communication it is talk that helps children to make sense of those experiences by asking questions and talking about their thoughts. Talk not only plays a pivotal role in helping children to understand the world around them, it also enables them to learn how to make sense of the role that they play within in it. After all, talk is just the thoughts that you have in your head coming out of your mouth. If you haven't got many thoughts in your head then you won't have much to talk about. Alternatively, if you don't have very much experience of language and talk, you will not be able to express your thoughts. Our role as practitioners is to create a wealth of learning opportunities and experiences that will fill children's heads with thoughts and questions and then support them in acquiring the language to be able to communicate those thoughts to make sense of their world and be understood.
Helping children make the transition between Reception and Year One is a challenge. When done well it can have a significant impact on children's emotional and academic development, but when done badly it can set some children's development back by up to a year. Alistair Bryce-Clegg is determined to help practitioners conquer this challenge. Having been involved in a number of transition projects that specifically focus on children's emotional, social and academic development throughout this period, Alistair's draws upon his experience in this new book. Packed full of practical ideas to help practitioners to plan for and create an effective learning environment that promotes high levels of attainment in Year One based on the effective principles of EYFS practice, this book should be an essential in any Reception and Year One teacher's library.
"Linked thematically and by recurring motifs, these essays explore perishing and available means of grace--faith, love, friendship, work, and joy. For Fink, work is his craft--poetry--and teaching writing and literature. He finds joy in running; in the beauty, order, and grace of baseball; and in laughter"--Provided by publisher.
Prepare! is a lively general English course with comprehensive Cambridge English for Schools exam preparation integrated throughout. This flexible course brings together all the tools and technology you expect to get the results you need. Prepare! is the only schools course jointly produced with and endorsed by Cambridge English Language Assessment. Its unique approach is driven by cutting edge language research from the English Vocabulary Profile and the Cambridge Learner Corpus. Whether teaching general English or focusing on exams, Prepare! leaves you and your students genuinely ready for what comes next: real Cambridge English exams, or real life.
The long-awaited third edition of Inside Out is at hand, this time with the addition of Dawn Latta Kirby's insightful work based on nearly 30 years of experience in teaching writing. Together the three authors have thoroughly updated Inside Out with the latest information on technology, a substantial reference section on resources, and loads of new examples.
How would you like to work for yourself in your own home? Sounds good right? The commute would be a breeze. Starting a small business from home can mean minimum fuss and minimum start-up costs - so it’s no wonder that around 60% of new businesses are started from home. Whether you’re looking to go freelance, start a home-business full-time or a new venture on the side of your existing job, you need Starting a Home Business For Dummies. It includes tons of ideas for home businesses and gives you all the straight-talking advice you need to get up and running. Inside you’ll find: • Ideas for businesses that you can start easily from home • Step-by-step guidance for getting your business off the ground • The low-down on managing your money and taxes • Tips for making technology and the web work for you • Advice on how to attract and keep customers/clients
Incorporate writing instruction in your classroom as an essential element of literacy development while implementing best practices. Simplify the planning of writing instruction and become familiar with the Common Core State Standards of Writing.
Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the style that appeals to young readers? Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricks of the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a YA book, from developing an idea to publication. Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authentic teen voice Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts How to break into the flourishing young adult market With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all the skills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.