1st Edition

Adventure Stories for Reading, Learning and Literacy
Cross-Curricular Resources for the Primary School

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ISBN 9780415559966
Published June 24, 2010 by Routledge
118 Pages - 28 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Adventure Stories for Reading, Learning and Literacy takes a unique approach to cross-curricular teaching in the primary classroom. Providing eight original adventure stories, the authors build up a suite of resources and activities for teachers to use in the classroom, providing cross curricular links in line with the PNS framework, to literacy, science, PE, design and technology, numeracy, geography and history. Though the stories will interest both girls and boys, they take special care to appeal to boys, who are known to achieve less highly than girls in reading and writing, and include themes such as:

  • cars
  • football
  • ghosts and ghouls
  • heroic deeds
  • space and aliens.

Each story is linked explicitly to moral and social values, and can be used to reinforce citizenship, PHSE and SEAL initiatives in primary schools. With photocopiable resources for each story, this book offers instant ideas which can be implemented easily in teacher’s plans and in the classroom and assembly, and will appeal to all busy teachers, NQTs and teachers in training.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Chapter 1. We have a problem: An adventure in space  Chapter 2. The Long Swim: A river adventure  Chapter 3. The Beautiful Game  Chapter 4. Terror in the Tunnel  Chapter 5. The Evil Ghost of Castle Chameleon  Chapter 6. Percy’s Big Adventure  Chapter 7. Brave Grace Darling: An adventure at sea  Chapter 8. Boy Racer

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Mal Leicester is Professor Emeritus at the University of Nottingham, based in the School of Education.

Roger Twelvetrees is an engineer and a children’s author.