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

By Mal Leicester

Adventure tales for analyzing, studying and Literacy takes a different method of cross-curricular instructing within the fundamental school room. delivering 8 unique event tales, the authors increase a set of assets and actions for academics to take advantage of within the school room, supplying move curricular hyperlinks based on the PNS framework, to literacy, technological know-how, PE, layout and know-how, numeracy, geography and background. even though the tales will curiosity either boys and girls, they take designated care to attract boys, who're recognized to accomplish much less hugely than women in studying and writing, and comprise issues 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 projects in fundamental faculties. With photocopiable assets for every tale, this publication bargains rapid principles that are carried out simply in teacher’s plans and within the lecture room and meeting, and should entice all busy academics, NQTs and lecturers in training.

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Let the children pretend to be a drop of water. They draw or write a story from when the drop rises from the sea as water vapour until it falls back to Earth as rain. How the drop of water feels, what it sees and where it lands are for the child to decide. Alternatively they could write a poem called ‘The Rain Drop’. Music and Science Gaia James Lovelock believed that we must think of the world as an interdependent mix of systems and cycles and he called this totality of interaction Gaia. Richard Fortey (President of the Geological Society) likens this to Bach’s B Minor Mass 25 Adventure Stories for Reading, Learning and Literacy with its interwoven melodic threads.

They gazed in delight at his pointed nose and his soft, brown fur. ‘His name shall be Omega,’ Alpha said. © Mal Leicester Literacy development Talking about the story What relation to you is your father’s mother? How can we tell that Alpha did not want to go on his Long Swim? What three scary things happened on his journey? Who did he meet at the end? Points for discussion Why was it time for Alpha’s Long Swim? Was Alpha brave? ) Give some reasons why young adult humans leave home. Literacy activities KS1 For less able and young children give photocopiable page 29.

Using several packs of cards will enable the children to play in small groups. Allow older children to bring in some favourite board games. You could organise a game champion competition. KS2 Designing your own game of snakes and ladders. Give each child a photocopy of resource page 48. ) The children draw their own picture, perhaps of a football scene, though they could choose to do an abstract pattern. They should use soft crayons or coloured pencils so as not to obscure the numbered squares.

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