Jumpstart! Storymaking is a collection of games and activities to develop the creative process of ‘storymaking’. It focuses upon 'storytelling for writing' as well as creating a whole school culture of storytelling, reading and writing. Storymaking is the process of retelling, innovating and creating new stories. Like the best-selling Jumpstart! Literacy, this book contains imaginative ‘quick-fire' ideas that could be used as creative warm-ups and starters or developed into lessons. There are over 100 provocative and thought-provoking games and activities, intended to ‘jumpstart’ storytelling, reading and writing in any Key Stage 1, 2 or 3 classroom. Practical, easy-to-do and vastly entertaining, the ‘jumpstarts’ will appeal to busy teachers.
Author: Pie Corbett, Julia Strong
Fully updated to help teachers deal with the new 2016 Grammar Tests, this second edition presents a collection of simple to use, multi-sensory games and activities that will jumpstart pupils’ understanding of grammar in action It includes coverage of the subjunctive and past progressive, selecting which tense is the most definite, identifying when a word is used as a subordinating conjunction/preposition, explaining how a comma can change meaning, and an increased emphasis on the passive. Jumpstart! Grammar will prepare children for any grammar tests on the horizon in an engaging way so that they love playing with words and spinning sentences to make ideas dance. And, of course, they will be able to name the parts if that is what is required. Fun games will focus first on helping children hear the difference various types of grammar can make followed by activities to help them understand what different effects you can create with grammar. Technical terms will only be introduced once the children have established what the various features can do, with a particular focus on those terms that really help children discuss what makes language coherent and effective. This indispensable, practical book celebrates the joys of language and coherent expression; of finding just the right words or phrases to express what you want to say.
Author: Pie Corbett
A good poetry idea should help the children feel excited about writing and enable them to think of what to write - developing their imagination, creativity and writing skills. Jumpstart! Poetry is about involving children as creative writers through writing poems. The book contains a bank of ideas that can be drawn upon when teaching poetry but also at other times to provide a source for creative writing that children relish. There are more than 100 quick warm-ups to fire the brain into a creative mood and to ‘jumpstart’ reading, writing and performing poetry in any key stage 1 or 2 classroom. Practical, easy-to-do and vastly entertaining, this new ‘jumpstarts’ will appeal to busy teachers in any primary classroom.
Author: Pie Corbett
These fun multi-sensory games should jumpstart pupils' enthusiasm for learning.
Author: Steve Bowkett, Kevin Hogston
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This collection of engaging and simple to use activities will help teachers to develop children’s mental and emotional wellbeing while also including the thinking skills necessary for learning. The authors show how developing such skills within the context of a wellbeing agenda aids children’s motivation, their ability to concentrate and their willingness to explore, investigate and question, bringing huge benefits for children’s sense of achievement, self-confidence and resilience. Drawing on a wealth of practical activities that include both creative and critical ways of thinking, chapters cover: Wellbeing in the Classroom; Emotional Resourcefulness; Relaxation and Meditation; Mindfulness and Reflectiveness; Being Well. Jumpstart! Wellbeing is a treasure trove of fun activities and ideas for building wellbeing and its constituent skills into the curriculum.
Author: Natalia Kucirkova, Jon Audain, Liz Chamberlain
This collection of engaging and simple to use activities will jumpstart students’ learning and help the busy teacher to reinvigorate their teaching through the use of mobile apps and activities that can be used in the classroom. A wealth of practical activities and advice on how to incorporate over 40 lively and exciting apps into the classroom will enable teachers to deliver creative lessons. This essential guide focuses on a range of apps, including Skitch, QR codes, Comic Life, Do Ink Green Screen, Puppet Pals, Our Story and much more. This book offers much needed guidance on creative ways to integrate apps within the National Curriculum and how they can be incorporated into the teaching of Key Stages 1 and 2. Enabling teachers to deliver effective and imaginative lessons through the use of apps and providing links to a wide range of online resources, it covers all core areas of the curriculum: English, Maths, Science, Modern Foreign Languages, ICT, History, Geography and PE. Jumpstart! Apps is an essential classroom resource that will encourage creative and independent learning in children and is the perfect solution for helping teachers, teaching assistants and students integrate apps into their daily practice, make the most of technology at their disposal and deliver imaginative and effective lessons.
Author: John Foster
This collection of engaging and simple to use activities will jumpstart students’ understanding of themselves, their relationships and their knowledge of how to lead a healthy lifestyle. A wealth of practical activities in the book range from class and group discussions and formal debates to games, role plays, hot seating and thought tracking. This book enables teachers to deliver effective and imaginative PSHE lessons, encouraging children to: • Share their views on issues that concern them such as bullying • Learn to think for themselves and to make their own decisions • Be aware of the dangers involved in drinking, smoking and drugtaking • Understand their relationships with family and friends • Explore social issues such as prejudice and discrimination • Learn how to handle their emotions Jumpstart! PSHE is an essential classroom resource that will encourage the personal development of children and is the perfect solution for helping teachers deliver effective and imaginative PSHE lessons.
Author: Rosemary Feasey
Jumpstart! Science provides teachers with a range of lively, short, fun activities and games to support teaching and learning in different aspects of the science curriculum. It encourages teachers to develop creative approaches to motivating and engaging children in science. The activities are aimed at a number of areas of science from learning scientific words to recalling information and problem solving. This fun book helps to ‘jumpstart’: lessons plenary sessions children moving from one aspect of science or type of learning in science to another. There are more than 55 engaging science games and activities in this book to ‘jumpstart’ science lessons in every Key Stage 1 and 2 classroom. Practical, easy-to-do and highly motivating, the science ‘jumpstarts’ will appeal to busy primary teachers who wish to enliven their practice and add creativity to their science teaching.
Author: Pie Corbett
This collection of simple to use, fun, multi-sensory games and creative lesson starters will jumpstart pupils enthusiasm for literacy learning. The `jumpstarts' cover: Warming up the word - spelling and word games Syntactic gymnastics - creating sentences and written style Games to stimulate - talk, drama and writing Quickfire whiteboard starters - to stimulate the imagination. For use at Key Stages 2 & 3 (ages 7-14).
This complete set of the Creative Writing for Kids series brings together four very distinct books, each with their own personality and overall theme. Creative Writing for Kids 1 is full of story starters, mini-stories, plans, comic strips and picture starters which are a good place to start with creative writing. Creative Writing for Kids 2 also has lots of fun story starters and ideas but also includes longer length activities which help children to work on more in-depth writing without being overwhelmed. Creative Writing for Kids 3: Winter Tales uses the themes of Winter, holidays, seasonal fun and familiar but exciting ideas to help children think and write creatively. Once upon a story... uses magical and fantastical ideas and imagery to encourage children to create their own stories about lands full of wizards and witches, goblins and giants. Both Winter Tales and Once upon a story... include longer projects as well as story starters and picture-based activities.
This book draws on extensive research to provide a ground-breaking new account of the relationship between dialogue and children’s learning development. It closely relates the research findings to real-life classrooms, so that it is of practical value to teachers and students concerned that their children are offered the best possible learning opportunities. The authors provide a clear, accessible and well-illustrated case for the importance of dialogue in children's intellectual development and support this with a new and more educationally relevant version of socio-cultural theory, which explains the fascinating relationship between dialogues and learning. In educational terms, a sociocultural theory that relates social, cultural and historical processes, interpersonal communication and applied linguistics, is an ideal way of explaining how school experience helps children learn and develop. By using evidence of how the collective construction of knowledge is achieved and how engagement in dialogues shapes children's educational progress and intellectual development, the authors provide a text which is essential for educational researchers, postgraduate students of education and teachers, and is also of interest to many psychologists and applied linguists.
Jumpstart! Talk for Learning presents a collection of multi-sensory games and activities that will jumpstart children’s use of effective talk in the classroom. This book offers practical and engaging ideas ranging from brief games to extended lesson suggestions. It offers a basis for creating your own spoken language activities to match topics you are teaching and individual needs of your class. Specifically written to help teachers with the direct teaching of talk skills required by the National Curriculum, activities in the book encourage children to: • participate in group and class discussions • use exploratory talk and share a range of points of view • use talk imaginatively to develop understanding • develop individual presentational talk • take part in active drama sessions Jumpstart! Talk for Learning includes a range of classroom activities that can be used in literacy lessons and integrated across the curriculum. This essential resource will help teachers develop children’s use of talk to understand one another and get things done together.
Eleanor's Enormous Ears
Author: Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Publisher: Cartwheel Books
When Eleanor the elephant is unable to disguise her enormous ears, she learns to appreciate what makes her special.
Author: Sue Palmer, Pie Corbett
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Sue Palmer and Pie Corbett are the best-known names in Primary Literacy. This book distils their vast experience, and the experience of five years of the Literacy Strategy. Enables the reader to discover 'how to really teach with what really works'.
Author: Eileen G. Feldgus, Isabell Cardonick
Publisher: Wright Group/ McGraw-Hill
Turn children who don't know the alphabet into fluent, proficient, and confident writers!Kid Writinginvites you into classrooms that integrate phonics instruction across the curriculum and throughout the school day. Kindergartners through second-graders, as well as preschoolers, second-language learners, and special education students, flourish in this program. Once you've witnessed the success of this approach and have seen the techniques, you'll be ready to try it yourself. 192 pages.