Neck is a short, sharp, frightening story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale In Neck, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a sculpture comes between a scheming wife and her put-upon husband . . . Neck is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and others. 'The absolute master of the twist in the tale.' (Observer) This story is also available as a Penguin digital audio download read by Julian Rhind-Tutt. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl's stories continue to make readers shiver today.
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"No matter how many electronic devices are available these days, you can't deny the simple appeal of a good book. Monkey is reading a book, but his friend wants to know what the book can do. Does it have a mouse like his computer? Can you make the characters fight? And does it make loud noises? No, it's a book. Monkey's friend discovers that a good book doesn't need fancy electronic accessories."--Publisher's website.
Stimulating Non-Fiction Writing! Inspiring Children Aged 7-11 offers innovative and exciting ways to engage children in non-fiction writing, giving professionals the confidence and practical advice that they need to support children in producing quality non-fiction texts in the classroom. Packed full of interesting ideas, resource suggestions and practical activities, the book explores the various ways professionals can purposefully encourage ‘child authors’ to develop their non-fiction writing skills. Tried-and-tested resources, ‘Gold star!’ tips and practical suggestions are underpinned by research-informed teaching strategies and academic information to strengthen professional practice associated with the teaching of non-fiction writing. By taking a stimulating approach to each text type and linking activities to known texts and stimuli, the book offers differentiated advice for working with children in Lower and Upper Key stage 2. Chapters consider text types that include: Instructions Persuasive texts Non-chronological reports Correspondence texts Discussion texts This new text is the perfect guide for inspiring children aged 7-11 in the classroom and will energise and enrich classroom provision and practice by being an essential resource for teachers and students on teacher training courses.
Inviting students and teachers into a fascinating literary community, this innovative guide helps teachers use the Web sites of favorite children's book authors to deepen student engagement in learning.
In recent years, while the computer has gone from a schoolhouse novelty to an invaluable teaching tool, Julie Wood has researched how twenty-first century technologies can help all students achieve full literacy. In Literacy Online, she demonstrates how strategically employing your classroom's computer can help you find new solutions to a perennial challenge faced by every elementary teacher: engaging and encouraging struggling students while developing their reading and writing skills. All you need to do is get students to the keyboard, then Literacy Online's practical suggestions for using computers will develop underachieving students' literacy skills in a project-based environment rich with meaning. Wood demonstrates how digital-based lessons encourage growth in seven key literacy characteristics: word recognition fluency comprehension vocabulary reading and writing across the curriculum process Writing motivation. Literacy Online shares concrete ideas for teaching and planning in support struggling students as well as guidelines for evaluating the helpfulness of websites and software. In addition, a companion website (http://www.heinemann.com/literacyonline) features reproducible brainstorming sheets and links to successful model programs across the country where the literacy abilities of students have improved dramatically thanks to the integration of technology. Best of all, Literacy Online is written for any teacher. Technophobes will begin helping emerging readers overcome their difficulties on Monday morning with easy-to-use tips that capitalize on basic skills like word processing, browsing the Internet, and communicating by email, while technophiles will find innovative options to improve students' reading and writing sooner by extending into web design, the use of a variety of computer gadgetry, and even speech recognition software.
Roald Dahl is one of the world's best-loved authors. More than twenty years after his death, his books are still highly popular with children and have inspired numerous feature films – yet he remains a controversial figure. This volume, the first collection of academic essays ever to be devoted to Dahl's work, brings together a team of well-known scholars of children's literature to explore the man, his books for children, and his complex attitudes towards various key subjects. Including essays on education, crime, Dahl's humour, his long-term collaboration with the artist Quentin Blake, and film adaptations, this fascinating collection offers a unique insight into the writer and his world.