Saturday, September 20, 2014

Saturday, September 20, 2014 1:30 am by M. in , , ,    No comments
Two new compilations with Brontë-related content:
Opening Doors to Famous Poetry and Prose. 
Ideas and Resources for Accessing Literary Heritage Works

by Bob Cox
Crown House Publishing
Format: Paperback with CD Rom
Published: September 2014
ISBN 13: 9781845908966

Opening Doors provides 20 units of work covering poetry and prose from our literary heritage. Each unit comes with exciting stimulus material and creative suggestions for ways in which the material can be used for outstanding learning possibilities. Illustrations and innovative ideas to help pupils access the meaning and wonder of the text add to the book’s appeal.
Pupils are encouraged, throughout the units of work, to engage with language, invent questions and write with flair and accuracy, bringing literature from the past to life and opening doors to further reading and exploration.
Also included is an introduction to the concepts used in the book and suggestions for a range of methods and pathways which can lead to language development and literary appreciation. Although the units are diverse and have a range of poetry and prose for teachers to use, the book presents cohesive methods for engaging children with a variety of different literary texts and improving standards of literacy.
Opening Doors both informs and excites. It contains everything you need for outstanding English lessons, including a free CD full of resources for primary English, including extracts from the literary works and activities to get started with. Let’s begin.
For teachers of 7–11 year olds.
Part 2: Opening doors to prose
14. Fire at Thornfield – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
100 Poems To See You Through
by Daisy Goodwin
Published by Ebury Press
ISBN: 9780091958176
Published: 4 Sep 2014

When times are tough - whether because of illness, bereavement or receiving bad news - it can be hard to find the right words. Help comes in the form of this beautifully packaged gift book, comprising 100 life-affirming poems handpicked by an expert on poetry. Grouping the poems by theme - from 'Hearing Bad News' to 'How To Carry On' - this gem of a book features contributions from classical poets such as John Keats, Emily Brontë, W.H. Auden and Christina Rossetti alongside lines from more contemporary poets such as Philip Larkin, Elizabeth Jennings, Raymond Carver, Carol Ann Duffy and Wendy Cope. It adds up to a wonderful pick-me-up - a self-administered drug guaranteed to make a dark day brighter and act as a great lyrical crutch.


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