There is something quite magical about forming a connection to a book: the way in which the words on the page can conjure feelings of excitement, fun, joy, laughter or tears, channeling the part of our being that fundamentally makes us human. The journey that children take as they travel towards becoming a competent and confident reader can be a long, winding and complex road. This book helps teachers understand how to build a quality reading rich curriculum that supports the needs of all the children in their classroom. Starting with a section on choosing texts, the book goes on to explore a variety of essential teaching approaches from a read aloud programme, to drama and storytelling, art and illustration. This is a practical resource that provides teachers and schools ideas to support the embedding of text experience and deliver a reading rich curriculum that leads to higher student attainment and working at greater depth.
Your readers will take a thrilling and mind-boggling voyage of discovery throughout the universe with this information-packed and gorgeously illustrated volume. And when we say "the universe," we mean all of space and time and all that is contained within them, including planets, moons, stars, galaxies, matter, and energy. So this is a grand tour indeed, encompassing the birth of the universe with the Big Bang, hypotheses on its eventual demise, and fascinating conjectures about its shape and possible alternate "mulitiverses." Also examined is humanity's evolving understanding of the universe and the latest discoveries. Always front and center, however, are the universe's many marvels and wonders, all the heavenly bodies, celestial objects, and mind-blowing phenomena that comprise existence past, present, and future.
From the shocking launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik and the subsequent acceleration of the American space program to the first manned space flights, the moon landings, and the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs, the history of space travel is full of fascinating stories, technological marvels, hair-raising and death-defying feats of courage, and an inspiring spirit of both adventure and discovery. This is all brought into sharp focus in spreads that are bursting with color, fascinating facts, and stunning imagery. Also examined is the future of space travel, including space tourism, manned missions to Mars, and intergalactic manned exploration of deep space.