It’s easy to get your free assembly story, The Witness, for anti-bullying week!
‘Ranpresh is terrified of ‘The Gang’ and gets attacked on the way home from school. Hannah is a witness but she is afraid to do anything about it. At last she finds the courage to be part of the solution rather than being part of the problem.’
This story is taken from More Brilliant Stories for Assemblies, a collection of over 50 stories for use in primary schools. The stories range from those dealing with specific issues, such as bullying, racism and disability, to historical and religious stories.
The stories can be used at specific times of the year, when issues arise or whenever you are suddenly called upon to do an assembly!
Football is fun for so many children and it provides rich resources for reluctant readers. No matter who wins tonight, Arsenal or Chelsea, for many people it will the source of fun, discussion and disagreement. Sheila Blackburn has written a series of stories about football specifically designed for reluctant readers in promote schools. As you will know, one of the challenges with reluctant readers is capturing their attention and imagination. Stories about football are one solution to this, particularly when as well written as these ones and at a time when UK teams will win the Europa League and the Champions League.
Sam’s Football Stories are specially written to stimulate and motivate slower learners and reluctant readers. Written by Sheila Blackburn, an experienced primary school teacher, the six compelling stories in Set A, tell the story of Sam, a football crazy boy. Let your pupils follow this dream come true for Sam and his friends. Join in the fun and excitement as they begin training, pick a team, join a league and enter a tournament.
provide stimulation and motivation especially for slower learners and reluctant readers
have gripping story lines make children want to read the next book
are compatible with the Primary Literacy Strategy category of everyday stories
are designed to look like books more able readers are reading with attractive covers and black and white illustrations inside
have carefully controlled vocabulary and sentence structure for easy reading
have an increasing number of words per book as you progress through the series
have a clear font and print style
To extend the stories further, use the Teacher’s Guide – Your Chance to Score!, a photocopiable teacher resource linked to the stories in Set A.
Like to try before you buy? Request your free copy of the e-book Football Crazy, the first story in the series, now by emailing email@example.com
A pupil who is well-spoken is not necessarily a pupil who can write well, not least because he/she might speak with perfect punctuation and grammar but have difficulty applying the same rules to his/her writing. Continue reading →
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Please have a look at our easy to use resources, which feature engaging approaches to learning, so as to inspire and motivate preschool, primary and secondary school pupils across the wide range of curriculum areas. With resources for English, maths, French, Spanish, science, physical education and art (to name a few) – we hope we have something for you. There are free sample pages for each book, so you can try before you buy!
In Me duele, it’s Luis’s birthday party and he shows off his new bike to his friends. ¡Ay! he cries. Mamá and Papá come rushing outside. Is Luis OK? Will the party go ahead as planned?
The story is a fabulous way of introducing the Spanish names for parts of the body and describing what hurts.
Me duele – Learn Spanish with Luis y Sofía
As with all Luis y Sofía stories, there’s a twist at the end. Barbara Scanes, the author, says that she used her own children (who are now in their 20s!) as role models when thinking of what Luis and Sofía would do.
Written entirely in Spanish this original, fun story uses repetitive phrases and simple sentences to embed vocabulary and language structures, making it ideal for Spanish beginners.
With engaging, full colour pictures and simple language on every page, this book can be read to, by and with children of any age.
Children with early Spanish language skills will gain confidence, and develop their language skills, when they realise they are able to read and understand a storybook in Spanish.