The Olympic Games: Band 13/Topaz by John Foster


The Olympic Games: Band 13/Topaz by John Foster

What's it like to compete in the world's largest sporting event? Find out all about the Olympic Games, when they began and how they have changed over time. Read about the different events and some of the amazing stories of how athletes have won their medals in this fascinating information book. * Topaz/ Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate. * Text type: An infomation book. * A useful chart on pages 46-47 compares Olympic events from the ancient games, the first modern games and the most recent games to help children discuss what they've read and think about the way the sporting event has changed and developed over time. * Additional information retrieval devices such as a glossary and index can be evaluated for their usefulness as children develop critical reading skills. * Curriculum links: Geography: Connecting ourselves to the world; Citizenship: Living in a diverse world. * This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader

About the Author

John Foster

John Foster is one of the nations best loved and highly regarded children's poets.

He was born in Carlisle, then educated at Denstone College in Staffordshire and Brasenose College, Oxford. For over twenty years John taught English at various Oxfordshire comprehensive schools. He is now a full-time writer and much in demand in schools and libraries as a performance poet. John's poetry anthologies present children with original and contemporary poetry, proving that poetry is both accessible and fun.

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Contains Paperback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Publication date

20th January 2008



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