Stories for Literacy by Nikki Gamble


Stories for Literacy by Nikki Gamble

Myths, legends, folk tales, fables, trickster stories, humourous stories, adventure stories, mystery stories, historical stories, fantasy, science fiction, stories with familiar settings, stories that raise issues ...all kinds of complete stories for Literacy and reading for pleasure. Chosen by an expert in the use of children's literature in the classroom, this is a collection of 70 complete texts from a range of cultures which are perfect for the requirements of the National Literacy Strategy at KS2. It is also an exciting and immensely varied treasury of short stories that will be enjoyed by all readers. Authors range from Aesop and Arthur Ransome to a role call of the very best for today's young, including Anthony Horowitz, Morris Gleitzman, Alexander McCall Smith, Michael Rosen, Michael Morpurgo, Philippa Pearce, Jan Mark, Jeremy Strong, Adele Geras, Paul Stewart, Malorie Blackman, Jamila Gavin and Beverley Naidoo.


A valuable classroom resource ... deserves to find its way into the library and onto children's own bookshelves School Librarian An appealing and thoughtful collection Books For Keeps Nikki Gamble has used her expertise as a literacy consultant and writer on children's literature to compile this selection of over 60 short stories, chosen to meet the requirements of the NLS at KS2... The most important thing is that these stories are worth reading in their own right, whatever literary objectives they contribute to. This means that as well as being a valuable classroom resource to sit on any primary teacher's desk, alongside The Poetry Store from the same publisher, this anthology deserves to find its way into the library and onto children's own bookshelves. School Librarian Nikkie Gamble's new collection of stories, new and old, is designed to open reader's eyes and minds to the range of writing available-it's an invitation to dip a toe into previously untried literary waters. This collection contains something even for the most reluctant reader. Unknown Impressive in its range of authors and writing styles ... An appealing and thoughtful collection, which, as well as being a valuable teaching tool, will provide children with hours of reading pleasure, and also whet their appetite to seek out other ttles by the authors represented. Books for Keeps

About the Author

Nikki Gamble is a lecturer, writer and directs the Write Away education consultancy. She is editor of Write Away!, a reader development and creative writing website for teachers. Nikki is an evaluator for the Literature Matters project, which aims to promote children's literature in initial teacher training courses. She has written extensively about children's literature and reading including teachers' materials for Booktrust, and she is co-author of EXPLORING CHILDREN'S LITERATURE (Paul Chapman) and GUIDED READING AT KS2 (University of London, Institute of Education). Nikki currently teaches the Advanced Diploma in Language, Literature and Literacy at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education and contributes to the CPD and PGCE programmes at the University of London, Institute of Education.

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528 pages
Interest Age: 9-11


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Publication date

19th January 2006



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