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An English teacher at a Secondary School in the UK. * Sharing and questioning the day job. * I teach KS3/4/5.
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booksdirect:

"Read: it’s like watching a  movie in your head." - Illustration by Eric Comstock.

'All you need is books'

(via themindofafictionbooklover)

jaydunnonline:

Imagination. Einstein quote I love ;)

jaydunnonline:

Imagination. Einstein quote I love ;)

(via misslokenglish)

booksdirect:

“Traveling with Books” - illustration by Momo Carretero

Reading is for awesome people

(via misslokenglish)

Teaching Ideas via The Literacy Shed

  • Describe the opening scenes.
  • Describe the journey, what the girl could see as they went along, perhaps one of the other passengers.
  • Write a newspaper report detailing what happened, maybe the driver thought everyone was off, the tram went over and they found the girl the next day amongst the wreckage.
  • Write a conversation between the girl and the person she meets at the end.
  • Write a first person account of the accident from the girls point of view,she could be sending a message from heaven.

ALL CREDIT GOES TO THE LITERACY SHED/ OWNERSHIP. CHECK IT OUT HERE; a fantastic resource for all early years/ English teachers.

Books may look like nothing more than words on a page, but they are actually an infinitely complex imaginotransference technology that translates odd, inky squiggles into pictures inside your head.
Jasper Fforde (via amandaonwriting)

Another visual stimulus to help pupils create a setting for their creative writing - especially mood in this instance, too.

(via pertinaciousheart)

Books. People have no idea how beautiful books are. How they taste on your fingers. How bright everything is when you light it with words.
Rachel Kadish (via amandaonwriting)

(via teachingliteracy)