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Read & Respond: Elmer

by Celia Warren (author) (UK edition)

Suitable for 5 - 7 years

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Product Description

Raise literacy and attainment through a deep and active reading of a best-loved children’s story by a major author. The Read & Respond series takes growing readers into the heart of over 70 timeless stories, chosen to inspire reading for pleasure.

Each teacher resource book focuses on a popular children’s story, bringing it alive in a cross-curricular way. Explore every facet of the story through speaking and listening activities, debate and discussion, guided reading, creative writing, quizzes, games and crafts.

This teacher resource book contains everything you need to share Elmer with your class:

  • Plot, character and setting activities
  • Speaking and listening activities
  • Guided and shared reading sessions
  • Extended writing projects
  • Differentiation and assessment ideas
  • Photocopiable activity pages

“Reading and writing for enjoyment are two of the most powerful ways of getting children reading. Read & Respond provides exactly this.” Michael Morpurgo

Product Details

Series

Read & Respond

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781407100043

Date published

January 7th, 2008

Other details
  • 32 pages
Condition

New

UK edition

Author/Illustrator

Celia Warren

Celia Warren wears two hats: on the one hand she is a published children’s poet, and on the other she is an experienced teacher and writer of teaching material for children. She writes regularly for ‘Child Education’ and she was Series Editor for ‘Writing Workshops: Poetry KS1’.

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  1. Melissa Evans
    on 8 February 2008

    Read & Respond Elmer

    The activities based upon the well known Elmer character, captivate and encourage active learning.

    The resource book offers practitioners a guide to step-by-step activities that are easy to follow and incorporate all the ideas to support and extend learning.

    The shared reading aspect, is fun to do and can provide children with a different experience of reading a story. They can pick out words, re-tell the events and learn the context of story telling. The children can also feel apart of the story through role-play and engaging with the characters through various fun activities.

    In a wonderful way the activities help children reflect upon themselves through personal thoughts and feelings. It prompts imagination, supports enthusiasm and stimulates inspiration.

    For practitioners, it offers photocopiable resources to assess and extend learning. Throughout the book, the easy-to-use activities offer guidance so that each can be projected effectively and in turn enhance reading and writing skills.

    Melissa Evans, The Hawthorns School, Surrey

    4out of 5
  2. Eirfron Watkinson
    on 8 February 2008

    READ AND RESPOND -ELMER

    • Children were all interested in the suggested activities and were motivated by them. Group particularly enjoyed the dressing up activities where the teacher observed lots of descriptive language being used and organisational skills coming to the fore. • Excellent idea to include Show Your True Colours which linked very well to the SEAL work going on in school at present. • Teachers found the resource included a wide range of activities to cover most abilities within the class. Having Learning Objectives clearly shown was a time saving bonus too. • Work led onto performing a drama for other classes to watch that the children had written for themselves. • All the KS1 and Foundation Stage teachers were impressed by the resource which gave them new ideas based on a familiar book. • As co-ordinator I would buy this book for school as it was easy to use, provided motivating activities for staff and pupils and saved a lot of planning time. • Large colour laminated posters of the worksheets would be useful for group work. Eifron Watkinson, Addington School, Reading

    4out of 5

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Eifron Watkinson from Addington School, Reading takes a look at Read & Respond Elmer for us.

Children were all interested in the suggested activities and were motivated by them. Group particularly enjoyed the dressing up activities where the teacher observed lots of descriptive language being used and organisational skills coming to the fore.

Excellent idea to include Show Your True Colours which linked very well to the SEAL work going on in school at present.

Teachers found the resource included a wide range of activities to cover most abilities within the class. Having Learning Objectives clearly shown was a time saving bonus too.

Work led onto performing a drama for other classes to watch that the children had written for themselves.

All the KS1 and Foundation Stage teachers were impressed by the resource which gave them new ideas based on a familiar book.

As co-ordinator I would buy this book for school as it was easy to use, provided motivating activities for staff and pupils and saved a lot of planning time.

Large colour laminated posters of the worksheets would be useful for group work.