Adventure Stories for Reading, Learning and Literacy

Cross-Curricular Resources for the Primary School

By Mal Leicester, Roger Twelvetrees

© 2011 – Routledge

118 pages | 28 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415559966
pub: 2010-06-23
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About the Book

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

About the Authors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU010000
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDU029020
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Reading & Phonics