This wonderful collection includes retellings of five stories by Charles Dickens, one of the most popular authors of all time. Meet dozens of his unforgettable characters in stories bursting with drama, comedy, tragedy and romance, set against the backdrop of Victorian England. Contains Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and Bleak House all beautifully retold for younger readers. A section at the back introduces the life and times of Charles Dickens. Full of colourful illustrations from the Usborne Young Reading Programme. Now produced in a shrink-wrapped, luxurious gift edition to celebrate Dickens' bicentenary.
Release on 2013-03-01 | by Gill Robins,Laura-Jane Evans-Jones
Contemporary Approaches to Teaching Classic Texts Ages 7-14
Author: Gill Robins,Laura-Jane Evans-Jones
Charles Dickens is arguably the greatest storyteller in English Literature and his novels have been loved and respected for nearly two hundred years. As accurate reflections of Victorian society they are unparalleled. Vivid characters and realistic settings are created in the mind of the reader, all laced with Dickens inimitable humour, wit and lacerating political comment. This book aims to bring alive these characters and settings in the minds of children. It provides a comprehensive resource for children not only to learn about the literary heritage of the English language, but also to encourage them to create meanings from these classic stories through their personal, social and cultural experiences. The authors set each novel in context, providing a synopsis of the book, as well as characters, settings themes and symbolism. Works covered include: A Christmas Carol Bleak House David Copperfield Great Expectations Hard Times Oliver Twist But this book doesn’t just aim to introduce classic literature to children; it also provides a wide range of truly contemporary tools with which they can respond creatively, including: drama and film, blogs, web 2.0 technologies, multimodality and animation and graphic novels. The book is also accompanied by a CD which contains chapter outlines, extended text extracts, and practical resource sheets, including PowerPoint presentations, book review templates and flash cards, as well as a set of 8 week lesson plans for each novel. The Essential Charles Dickens School Resource provides essential classroom learning material for teachers and literacy co-ordinators teaching Key Stages 1 -3, as well as CPD students and those studying on PGCE English/Drama courses.
This beautifully illustrated book contains all of Charles Dickens' novels, and the novella A Christmas Carol, all skillfully retold for children. The retellings simplify the novels for a young modern reader, with quotations from the original text throughout. Wonderful illustrations by Maria Surducan show the characters and the smoggy London scenes. * The perfect book for children studying Charles Dickens, or those who simply enjoy reading wonderful stories. Each story has an introductory plate showing all the main characters and introducing the plot, as well as single and double plate illustrations depicting scenes from the story. Includes a section all about Charles Dickens, his times and other writings. An heirloom of the future, this beautiful book is richly produced to a standard this timeless classic deserves, with a padded Hardback cover, a ribbon marker and traditional binding.
Release on 2014-10-01 | by Charles Dickens,Alan Marks
Author: Charles Dickens,Alan Marks
Category: Children's stories
Charles Dickens' classic Christmas story, unabridged and fully illustrated. Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean-spirited old man who hates everything -- even Christmas! But when three spirits visit him one Christmas Eve, Scrooge is taken on a journey into the past, present and future that will change him forever. A beautiful gift edition of Dickens' timeless classic, including the complete and unabridged text, stunning illustrations and finished with a luxurious padded hardback cover and ribbon marker. Includes a biography of Charles Dickens, with internet links to find out more online.
A Guided Reader to Early Years and Primary English draws on extracts from the published work of some of the most influential education writers to provide insight, guidance and clarity about key issues affecting early years practitioners and primary English teachers. The book brings together key extracts from classic and contemporary writing and contextualises these in both theoretical and practical terms. The extracts are accompanied by a summary of the key ideas and issues raised, questions to promote discussion and reflective practice, and annotated further reading lists to extend thinking. Taking a thematic approach and including a short introduction to each theme, the chapters cover: Models of and approaches to early years and primary English; Speaking and listening in English lessons: story-telling, drama, ‘booktalk’ and debate; Reading and responding to texts in English lessons; Writing in English lessons: finding a ‘voice’; Knowledge about language: grammar, spelling, punctuation and handwriting; The rich landscape of children’s literature; Non-fiction in English lessons; Planning, assessing and recording children’s progress: the learning cycle. Aimed at trainee and newly qualified teachers, those working towards Masters level qualifications and all those involved in the teaching of early years and primary English, this accessible, but critically provocative text will be an essential resource for those that wish to deepen their understanding of early years and primary English education.