UEL PGCE group 2011-2012 discussion

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message 51: by Eloise (last edited Sep 25, 2011 12:22PM) (new)

Eloise baker (EllieBaker) | 14 comments Hi,
This is my review of 'Secret Friends' by Elizabeth Laird. Contains spoilers about the end of the book.

Secret Friends (Story Book)Secret Friends by Elizabeth Laird

My rating: 3 of 5 stars




message 52: by Alison (last edited Sep 26, 2011 11:45AM) (new)

Alison (fantasticreads) | 1070 comments Mod
Eloise, that sounds beautiful. It's so important to find books for children that address death sensitively, as a fact of life. P1 have been reviewing Heaven which I believe Jeanette introduced them to in Science.


Alison (fantasticreads) | 1070 comments Mod
Lovely reviews, Jon and Shoeb. I used Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? a lot with children in the early stages of learning English to help them learn colours. Jon, The Troublesome Tooth Fairy sounds like great fun.


Leanne Lynch | 12 comments This is my review for 'The Dare Game' by Jacqueline Wilson.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Leanne Lynch | 12 comments This is my review for 'the Princess and the Pea', by Ladybird.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Alison (fantasticreads) | 1070 comments Mod
Thanks, Leanne, two great reviews. I have taught Y4 children who adored Tracy Beaker because of the TV series, and were able to identify with the turbulent home life of Tracy- remember that many children watch EastEnders, Coronation Street etc with some hair raising storylines!


Sophie Harman | 15 comments Hi, here is my review of 'burglar bill'
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12...[

book:Burglar Bill|1208468]


Miayruffah | 15 comments Hi, this is my review of 'The Suitcase Kid'

http://www.goodreads.com/review/edit/...


Miayruffah | 15 comments This is my review of 'The Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Miayruffah | 15 comments Hi, this is my review of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' by Ladybird.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Alison (fantasticreads) | 1070 comments Mod
Thanks Miayruffah, you've been very busy!


Jon Saunders | 15 comments Here is my review of 'The Giving Tree' By Shel Silverstein.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

and another one of 'Cave Baby' by Julia Donaldson and Emily Gravett.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Alison (fantasticreads) | 1070 comments Mod
Thanks Jon. What did you think about Emily Gravett's illustrations? Helen wasn't sure about Wolves.


Jon Saunders | 15 comments I haven't read Wolves but I thought her illustrations in Cave Baby were great. The style gives a good sense of texture and movement and although I thought that in the middle of the book the colours and tones were a little dark they really made the bright colours used at the end of the book stand out.


Alison (fantasticreads) | 1070 comments Mod
Her website http://www.emilygravett.com/ has games and resources on it, which could be very useful to introduce her books with.


Miayruffah | 15 comments Hi Alison, thanks for putting up guidelines to using goodreads. It really helped.


Alison (fantasticreads) | 1070 comments Mod
I'm glad they helped! I'm proud of that guide. I had to re-learn how to take screen shots to write it!


u1124876 UEL | 27 comments Hello everyone,
Here is my review of the thought provoking book The Giving Tree written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein in 1964:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...
I hope you enjoy it.


Alison (fantasticreads) | 1070 comments Mod
Great review, as always! I was delighted to see that some poems by Shel Silverstein that were unpublished at his death have been selected by his family for publication: Every Thing on It


Sophie Harman | 15 comments Peace at Last
Hi, here is my review of 'peace at last' by Jill Murphy
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10...


Alison (fantasticreads) | 1070 comments Mod
I agree; the onomatopoeia (tick tock) etc makes it a great book for EYFS- the isolating sound aspect of phonics would benefit. Children could make simple instruments to play along while the teacher read the book.


Miayruffah | 15 comments Hello everyone,

here is my review of 'Wacky Wednesday' by Theo.Lesieg, Illustrated by George Booth.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Alison (fantasticreads) | 1070 comments Mod
Dr Seuss books are often very popular with children who are reluctant to read. The rhyme and rhythm carry them along, and the wacky illustrations are always engaging!


Miayruffah | 15 comments Hi all,

this is my review of 'Camping Adventure' by Roderick Hunt. Oxford Reading Tree

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


u1124876 UEL | 27 comments Hello,

Here is my review of Cave Baby written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Emily Gravett:

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Alison (fantasticreads) | 1070 comments Mod
Great reviews, Helen and Miayruffah. I'm glad you enjoyed Cave Baby's illustrations, Helen; Emily Gravett is one of my favourite new author/ illustrators. Look out for Meerkat Mail! Miayruffah, I remember the joy as a teacher of Oxford Reading Tree after the tedium of some other reading scheme books...


u1124876 UEL | 27 comments Hi Alison,

I did find Emily Gravett's illustrations much more agreeable in Cave Baby and was pleasantly surprised to see two such major names collaborating together in this book.

I have seen Meerkat Mail on Amazon and will invest in it as you recommend it.

Thank you as always


Alison (fantasticreads) | 1070 comments Mod
You're welcome! Please remember that you don't *have* to buy books, unless you want to, of course!


Shanaz Begum | 14 comments Hello, this is my review on Horrid Henry and the Mummy's curse http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Alison (fantasticreads) | 1070 comments Mod
Children love stories about naughty children- it's sort of wish fulfilment, I think! And short stories mean that confident readers at the end of Y1 can often read them with enjoyment.


Nasima Begum (Nasimapgce) | 11 comments hi guys!! i'm reposting my reviews on this so you can all see it. Here's Room on the Broom:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...


Nasima Begum (Nasimapgce) | 11 comments Here's my review of The Very Hungry Caterpillar:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49...


Nasima Begum (Nasimapgce) | 11 comments Hey guys, here's my review for One to Ten and Back Again:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25...


Nasima Begum (Nasimapgce) | 11 comments My review of To Market! To Market!:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/93...


Nasima Begum (Nasimapgce) | 11 comments Hope you like my review of Dodo Doo-Doo:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/97...


Alison (fantasticreads) | 1070 comments Mod
Thanks Nasima! I love Anushka Ravishankar's poetry. I like the look of Tanka Tanka Skunk, and I'd suggest Kaye Umansky's Pongwiffy books; very funny early chapter books.


Nasima Begum (Nasimapgce) | 11 comments Thank you Alison, i will look in to them.


Leanne Lynch | 12 comments hello....Here is my review of 'The Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Leanne Lynch | 12 comments here is another, a review on 'Delicious: a pumpkin soup story' by Helen Cooper.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Leanne Lynch | 12 comments finally for today, a review on 'Ernest, the moose who doesn't fit' by Catherine Rayner. :)

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Tara Mullan | 13 comments Hi this is my review for Delicious By Helen Cooper

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Tara Mullan | 13 comments Hi this is my review for The way back home By Oliver Jeffers

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Tara Mullan | 13 comments Hi this is my review for Ernest By Catherine Rayners

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Tara Mullan | 13 comments Hi this my review on The magic paintbrush By Julia Donaldson

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Tara Mullan | 13 comments Hi this is my review on The adventues of Wolstencroft the bear by Karen Lewis

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Shanaz Begum | 14 comments Hi this is my review on The Gruffalo http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


Shanaz Begum | 14 comments Hello this is my review on The Incredible Book Eating Boy http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/81...


message 100: by Anjumanara (last edited Oct 09, 2011 04:16AM) (new)

Anjumanara | 15 comments This is my review for The Tiger Who came to tea http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


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