1 Burke and Hare.
2 Worked in a Private Investigator’s office.
4 Robert Cormier.
7 A letter to my captor.
8 Robinson Crusoe.
9 Whoopi Goldberg.
10 The main characters in his novel ‘Doing it’ – Ben, Jonathan and Dino.
11. They have all been banned or challenged in American libraries.
12 Hayling Island.
13 Huntingdon’s Disease
14. Tossing a coin to make decisions.
17 Her sister
19 Mr B
20 A snowflake tattoo
Have you ever dreamed about being invisible? Ever wondered what it would be like to go wherever you wanted and do whatever you wanted?
If you or an imaginary character were invisible, how would you use your superpower? Try to imagine what kinds of scary, amazing and even humorous situations you might find yourself in…
Create a six panel comic strip of your adventure, using words and images to bring your character and his or her escapades to life. You don’t have to be an artist, just make your comic strip unique, fun and exciting.
Entries for the Neville Johnson Comic Strip Competition will be judged by Curtis Jobling – whose latest book Haunt features an invisible character – and the winner will receive a professionally designed framed print of their comic strip.
For more details and to find out how to enter go to www.mcbf.org.uk and click ‘Get Involved’, or click here.
This competition and resource have been devised by the ‘Walking in Their Shoes’ Schools’ Liaison team at Manchester Metropolitan University. See the MMU Humanities Schools Liaison website for details about the Comic Smart project (on which this competition is based) and to download resources on this and other projects.
• Entries welcome from anyone aged 8-16
• Deadline for final entries is 31/08/2014
• Winners will be announced end of September
• Download your comic strip template here
I have created an A3 poster commemorating the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand for the first of my Great War displays.
The image below has a generic School Times header rather than the name of my school.
You can download the publisher file by clicking on the image if you wish to adapt it for your own displays.
If you wish to change the header title and add your school name I used http://fontmeme.com/old-english-fonts/ Anglican Text to create the image.
The text is from the Manchester Guardian, June 29 1914
After the outcry when the new English GCSEs were announced Education Secretary Michael Gove has clarified things by letting us know that no authors have been banned.
No, beyond a set of core requirements, exam boards have no restrictions on their choice of authors.
The Deaprtment of Education added that ‘…the requirements represent “only the minimum pupils will be expected to learn” and that exam boards could still include modern writers from outside the British Isles…‘
The AQA board conceded that ‘…technically it would not be impossible to add additional texts beyond the essential requirements, to do so would place an unacceptable assessment burden on teachers and students…‘
This is an incomplete list of authors, poets & playwrights that you are unlikely to encounter in English GCSEs
Amy Tan The Joy Luck Club
Arthur Miller The Crucible
Athol Fugard Tsotsi
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie A Purple Hibiscus
Chinua Achebe Things Fall Apart
Doris Pilkington Rabbit-proof Fence
F Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby
Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird
John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men
Lloyd Jones Mr Pip
Maya Angelou I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Roddy Doyle Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha
So, yes it is all good from here on out! bannings, only relegation to the sidelines where they can be added to the curriculum if time and teaching allows.
I was fortunate enough to win a Lego StoryStarter Set from Lego Education and it arrived yesterday.
Below is a photo by photo of the unboxing
The brilliant box
The curriculum pack preview documents. You can read more about the curriculum pack here
Pictures and quantities of every Lego piece included
The spinner bases and stickers for the storage compartments
Bagged up Lego pieces in another storage compartment
All the Lego pieces spread out
Introducing LEGO Education StoryStarter
I had thought about making a video but there is already an official introductory video
Storystarter is designed for Key Stages 1 and 2, targeting the English curriculum. It develops skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, as well as soft skills such as collaboration and communication – all while having fun!
LEGO Education StoryStarter – Instant Success Introduction
You can watch more videos here