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How To Write Your Best Story Ever

Author : Christopher Edge
ISBN : 1438009097
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 45. 59 MB
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With this essential guide to writing and a little bit of imagination, kids can write their best story ever! Includes tips to create amazing characters and settings, Story Sparks for plot ideas, ways to write a great ending, and more. Includes examples from fiction and bestselling authors.

How And Why To Read And Create Children S Digital Books

Author : Natalia Kucirkova
ISBN : 9781787353497
Genre : Education
File Size : 88. 35 MB
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How and Why to Read and Create Children's Digital Books outlines effective ways of using digital books in early years and primary classrooms, and specifies the educational potential of using digital books and apps in physical spaces and virtual communities. With a particular focus on apps and personalised reading, Natalia Kucirkova combines theory and practice to argue that personalised reading is only truly personalised when it is created or co-created by reading communities. Divided into two parts, Part I suggests criteria to evaluate the educational quality of digital books and practical strategies for their use in the classroom. Specific attention is paid to the ways in which digital books can support individual children’s strengths and difficulties, digital literacies, language and communication skills. Part II explores digital books created by children, their caregivers, teachers and librarians, and Kucirkova also offers insights into how smart toys, tangibles and augmented/virtual reality tools can enrich children’s reading for pleasure. How and Why to Read and Create Children's Digital Books is of interest to an international readership ranging from trainee or established teachers to MA level students and researchers, as well as designers, librarians and publishers. All are inspired to approach children’s reading on and with screens with an agentic perspective of creating and sharing. Praise for How and Why to Read and Create Children's Digital Books 'This is an exciting and innovative book – not least because it is freely available to read online but because its origins are in primary practice. The author is an accomplished storyteller, and whether you know, as yet, little about the value of digital literacy in the storymaking process, or you are an accomplished digital player, this book is full of evidence-informed ideas, explanations and inspiration.' Liz Chamberlain, Open University 'At a time when children's reading is increasingly on-screen, many teachers, parents and carers are seeking practical, straightforward guidance on how to support children's engagement with digital books. This volume, written by the leading expert on personalised e-books, is packed with app reviews, suggestions and insights from recent international research, all underpinned by careful analysis of digital book features and recognition of reading as a social and cultural practice. Providing accessible guidance on finding, choosing, sharing and creating digital books, it will be welcomed by those excited by the possibilities of enthusing children about reading in the digital age.' Cathy Burnett, Professor of Literacy and Education, Sheffield Hallam University

The Lost Art Of Handwriting

Author : Brenna Jordan
ISBN : 9781507209370
Genre : Art
File Size : 56. 80 MB
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Revisit the lost art of writing with these fun prompts, worksheets, exercises—and more!—and experience the many benefits of writing by hand, including increased focus and memory, relaxation, and creative expression. Writing by hand may seem passé in the digital age, but it shouldn’t be dismissed as simply an activity for grade schoolers—it offers countless benefits that have been studied by researchers, brain neurologists, therapists, educators, and others who are invested in helping handwriting thrive in an age of advancing technology. Handwriting may be slower than typing—but this gives your brain more time to process information, and stimulates neurological connections that aid in memory, focus, and composition. The process of handwriting can also have a soothing, calming effect and can even serve as a great form of meditation. And of course, it’s a great way of expressing your individuality and personal style. The Lost Art of Handwriting explores the history of writing longhand, and reintroduces proper stroke sequences, letter forms, and techniques for evaluating and improving your handwriting. You will discover how the amazing variety of letter forms provide endless opportunities for making these alphabets your own, and how to choose alternatives that fit your preferences while keeping your writing neat, consistent, and unique to you. You’ll learn how to connect letters in cursive writing to help you write more smoothly, and with practice, more efficiently. Learn how easy it is to apply what you’ve learned into your everyday life with tips for integrating handwriting practice into already jam-packed schedules. Soon, you’ll notice a steady increase in the relaxation, value, and joy that handwriting offers to everyone who persists in putting the pen or pencil to paper.

The Trainee Teacher S Guide To Academic Assignments

Author : Rebecca Austin
ISBN : 9781526483386
Genre : Education
File Size : 59. 69 MB
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This book supports trainee teachers with their written assignments. It helps students to approach their academic writing with confidence, to fully demonstrate what they know and to 'ace' assignments! It explains: 1. The value and purpose of assignments - making the writing process easier and more effective from the start 2. How to read and write academically - with practical, ‘how to’ support 3. How to respond to marking and feedback to improve your grades - developing your academic identity and your knowledge and performance for teaching Teacher training is challenging. Balancing teaching with academic work is hard work. This book is here to help.

Book Design

Author : Alix Wood
ISBN : 9781538207918
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 76. 1 MB
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Books come in all shapes and sizes. Anyone who has ever shopped for a book knows that sometimes appearances count. This fun project-filled volume invites readers to make their own books, beginning with striking covers and delving into inner design concepts such as fonts, colors, lift-the-flap components, and even—everyone’s favorite—pop-ups! Whether designers are interested in illustrating, writing, or creating a work of art, the perfect achievable activity is awaiting them.

How To Write Your Own Life Story

Author : Lois Daniel
ISBN : 9781569764466
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 57. 15 MB
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Writing the story of one's life sounds like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. This warmhearted, encouraging guide helps readers record the events of their lives for family and friends. Excerpts from other writers' work are included to exemplify and inspire. Provided are tips on intriguing topics to write about, foolproof tricks to jog your memory, ways to capture stories on paper without getting bogged down, ways to gather the facts at a local library or historical society, inspired excerpts from other writers, and published biographies that will delight and motivate.

Writing Feature Stories

Author : Matthew Ricketson
ISBN : 1865087327
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 64. 52 MB
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A practical guide to all aspects of feature writing for journalists and freelance writers. Explains how to: generate fresh ideas, organise your time efficiently, gather factual and personal information, sift and sort raw material, find the best way to tell a story, edit and proof read your work, and more.

The Best Fishing Stories Ever Told

Author : Nick Lyons
ISBN : 9781616080563
Genre : Nature
File Size : 51. 3 MB
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Top fishermen and writers contribute to this exciting new adventure series!

I Swapped My Brother On The Internet

Author : Jo Simmons
ISBN : 9781408877760
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 22. 23 MB
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'I can get a new brother? On the internet?' Jonny muttered. 'Oh sweet mangoes of heaven!' Everyone has dreamed of being able to get rid of their brother or sister at one time or another – but for Jonny, the dream is about to become a reality with! What could be better than someone awesome to replace Ted, Jonny's obnoxious older brother. But finding the perfect brother isn't easy, as Jonny discovers when Sibling Swap sends him a line of increasingly bizarre replacements: first a merboy, then a brother raised by meerkats, and then the ghost of Henry the Eighth! What's coming next?! Suddenly old Ted isn't looking so bad. But can Jonny ever get him back? A hilarious tale of wish fulfilment gone wrong that every child will relate to – perfect for fans of Pamela Butchart, My Brother is a Superhero and David Baddiel's The Parent Agency.

Write Your Own Life Story

Author : Charles Babers
ISBN : 9781304066183
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File Size : 58. 38 MB
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