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Michaela Morgan - Author

About the Author

Michaela Morgan was born in Manchester which she left in order to misspend her youth in more exotic locations.

She now spends six months of the year in Brighton (where sadly she has yet to fulfil her potential as a rollerblader) and six months keeping warm on the Cote d’Azur.

She was educated at the Universities of Warwick (BA Hons English), Leicester (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) and Cambridge (Further Studies in Education).

Michaela has taught a wide age range, from bright-eyed infants to jaded fraudsters. She was a writer in residence in prisons and has run many workshops for children and adults.

A popular speaker at national and international conferences, her work includes a British Council sponsored trip to South Africa to give talks and run workshops with teachers in townships. She has also visited schools in France and Spain.

In the UK she has spoken at: UKRA conference, Primary English conference, the University of Leicester School of Education, University of Nottingham School of Education and the Federation of Children’s Books. She has contributed to many conferences and INSETs.

Featured books by Michaela Morgan

Walter Tull's Scrapbook

Walter Tull's Scrapbook

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2012

Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2013 - Best Book with Facts    Scrapbook in personal jottings, photos and picture of a pioneering black footballer and British officer in the First World War.

Other books by Michaela Morgan

Knock! Knock! Open the Door

Knock! Knock! Open the Door

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Where is that special person Mum and Dad promised to bring home? There are lots of knocks at the door as new animal friends come calling, but none of them are quite who this little toddler is expecting. She's waiting for someone cuddly like her friend the polar bear, bouncy like the kangaroo, AND noisy like the dinosaur. Who can it be? An adorably funny rhyming story with large flaps to lift and sweet animal illustrations.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Level 19: Adam's Diary

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Reflect: Oxford Level 19: Adam's Diary

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2019

Ingredients for a new life: rubble, fear, escape, long journey, new country, new school, loneliness, worry hope? Adam is a refugee trying to start his life again in the UK, as his dad works to reunite their family. Adam's diary will take you into his world, where life will never be the same but a shared meal might be the key to sharing smiles once again. Reflect is a series of emotionally powerful books with realistic settings, carefully crafted to promote thoughtful discussions and develop higher-level reading comprehension. Written by top childrens authors and developed with Literacy expert and Series Editor Nikki Gamble, these are books you can trust to engage, entertain and support childrens personal development. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to stories with the right depth and complexity for them, and helping them to progress. Each book contains inside cover notes to help children deepen their understanding and support their reading comprehension. Teaching notes on Oxford Owl offer cross-curricular links to relationships education and support literacy skills.

Hakim's Tale Level 13

Hakim's Tale Level 13

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2016

Collins Arabic Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step. Level 13 books feature longer and more complex sentence structures. Sentences make use of a wide range of stylistic features which reflect progression in the teaching of Arabic grammar. Stories may also contain more literary, metaphorical language, including similes and other figurative language to help the reader create mental images, plus exaggeration for dramatic or humorous effect. Non-fiction titles contain longer, more formal sentences and a broader range of unfamiliar terms. A not very special cat, Rawya loves nothing better than hearing the stories told in her library, or by her cat friends. Then one day she accidentally gets locked in the library over a holiday! With nothing else to do but wait, Rawya starts looking at the books on the shelves...

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Level 6: Edward Lear's Scrapbook

Oxford Reading Tree inFact: Level 6: Edward Lear's Scrapbook

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Edward Lear's Scrapbook is a biography of the poet and artist Edward Lear. The book includes some of his original poems and pictures. Oxford Reading Tree inFact is a non-fiction series that aims to engage children in reading for pleasure as powerfully as fiction does. The variety of topics means there are books to interest every child in this compelling series. The series is written by top children's authors and subject experts. The books are carefully levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12: Robbie Woods and his Merry Men

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Fiction: Level 12: Robbie Woods and his Merry Men

Author: Michaela Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2014

Robbie Woods is determined to be Robin Hood in the school play. In Robbie Woods and his Merry Men he is doesn't think he has much chance of being chosen for the part. Will he remember the words? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

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