Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Astronomy for GCSE" has guided many students through the astronomical material in the National Curriculum since it was first published in 1990. It is now reissued in a second, updated edition, incorporating new chapters on cosmology, non-optical observing and spectrosopy, to take account of the latest modifications to the GCSE syllabus. The questions at the end of each chapter and recommended practical work have both been modified to fit in with the modern style of examination, and the text has been updated to take account of missions such as Magellan and Galileo, results from the Hubble Space Telescope, and the many other exciting developments of the last ten years. Several new NASA photographs are included.
Author: Patrick Moore
Publisher: Bounty Books
Release Date: 2014-08-04
This classic work is a definitive reference to the stars, the planets and the Universe. It contains hundreds of photographs from the very best ground-based telescopes and the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, along with fascinating images from five decades of robotic exploration of the planets. As well as being a beautiful and informative portrait of the cosmos, the book provides superb star maps and sound advice on practical observing, making it a highly suitable guide for those who wish to discover the richness of astronomy for themselves.
Author: Thomas Gray
Release Date: 2016-10-31
This guide was conceived, written and produced by students from Bootham School, York who have had the opportunity to study GCSE Astronomy. Its purpose is to act as an aid in preparation for the Edexcel Astronomy GCSE. This booklet covers all aspects of the syllabus from the formation of the Moon to the death of a star.
A rigorous appraisal of sundial science includes mathematical treatment and pertinent astronomical background, plus a nontechnical treatment so simple that several of the dials can be built by children. 106 illustrations.
Author: Pie Corbett
Release Date: 2015-12-03
Teacher's notes for every title in Pie Corbett's Reading Spine. Inside you'll find: * The six steps towards creating a Reading Spine in your school * A core selection of the best books to share with your class * Teacher's notes to bring these classic texts to life * Top tips for using picture books and novels with your class Pie Corbett, educationalist and author, writes widely for the educational press, provides training nationally and works as a poet and storyteller in schools.
Author: Sue Bodman
Publisher: Inst of Education
Release Date: 2014-02-27
We want all children to love reading, and Which Book and Why demonstrates how effective guided reading for children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 can help teachers make this happen. Balancing theory and practice, this book explores how schools and teachers can implement guided reading more confidently and more effectively. Which Book and Why draws together the teaching pedagogy underpinning guided reading. The book demonstrates how to develop word-reading skills, reading for meaning, and reading for information. Building on the success and strong foundations of Book Bands for Guided Reading (Baker, Bickler and Bodman, 2007), Which Book and Why: • supports the effective delivery of guided reading for young children in the early stages of learning to read; • helps teachers to choose the right book at the right time, based on focused assessments; • explains how guided reading fits with current theoretical understanding of how children learn; • demonstrates how guided reading works in practice; • outlines how practice may vary, depending on the choice of text, teaching objectives, and the needs of the child; • provides guidance for school subject leaders and senior managers, and for teachers' self-study.Which Book and Why includes in the accompanying CD-ROM a fully searchable database to support schools and teachers in choosing the most appropriate books at the right level for each group in a class. The database includes a full listing of colour-banded titles, including those from recently published series, allowing teachers to use their existing libraries more effectively while also informing decision-making about new resources. In parallel, teachers can search the database for texts that will complement the teaching progression of mainstream phonic programmes, review programmes that are available, and search for a text to consolidate teaching of particular phonemes.Which Book and Why offers professional development resources in each section; self-study activities for teachers – including student teachers, newly qualified teachers, and staff new to guided reading; resources for literacy subject coordinators; and resources for senior management and leadership teams to support the implementation of high-quality and effective guided reading lessons.
Master the 2014 Curriculum with Scholastic's 100 Lessons. The new National Curriculum has landed ... and Scholastic's acclaimed 100 Lessons series is back to help your school prepare. Trusted by teachers for 15 years and selling more than one million copies, 100 Lessons has now been completely rewritten and is fully in line with the 2014 objectives. Our new 100 Lessons and Planning Guides will make planning and teaching the new requirements simple and stress-free. * Teach a whole year's lessons carefully matched to the new objectives * Flexible pick-up-and-use format containing over 100 ready-made lesson plans * Use the lessons as a complete plan for the year, or as a flexible filler when there's a gap in your planning. * Inspire pupils with photocopiable activities * Includes a CD-ROM full of interactive resources and media resources * View sample resources at www.scholastic.co.uk/100lessons Praise for Scholastic's 100 Lessons-Planning Guides: "With a radically different curriculum just around the corner, I was looking for something that would help ease the burden of increased paperwork. These books answer my prayers! Having access to long and medium term plans, as well as clear advice concerning progression and key concepts has already helped me to plan ahead. The inclusion of digital content that can easily be personalised is a real bonus, and completely welcome. Thank you, Scholastic for a fantastic resource.' Steven Gibson, Hyde Park Junior School, Plymouth
Author: Tony Gardiner
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Release Date: 2016-02-08
Teaching Mathematics is nothing less than a mathematical manifesto. Arising in response to a limited National Curriculum, and engaged with secondary schooling for those aged 11 ̶ 14 (Key Stage 3) in particular, this handbook for teachers will help them broaden and enrich their students’ mathematical education. It avoids specifying how to teach, and focuses instead on the central principles and concepts that need to be borne in mind by all teachers and textbook authors—but which are little appreciated in the UK at present.This study is aimed at anyone who would like to think more deeply about the discipline of ‘elementary mathematics’, in England and Wales and anywhere else. By analysing and supplementing the current curriculum, Teaching Mathematics provides food for thought for all those involved in school mathematics, whether as aspiring teachers or as experienced professionals. It challenges us all to reflect upon what it is that makes secondary school mathematics educationally, culturally, and socially important.
Author: Keith Ross
Release Date: 2015-06-19
The fourth edition of Teaching Secondary Science has been fully updated and includes a wide range of new material. This invaluable resource offers a new collection of sample lesson plans and includes two new chapters covering effective e-learning and advice on supporting learners with English as a second language. It continues as a comprehensive guide for all aspects of science teaching, with a focus on understanding pupils’ alternative frameworks of belief, the importance of developing or challenging them and the need to enable pupils to take ownership of scientific ideas. This new edition supports all aspects of teaching science in a stimulating environment, enabling pupils to understand their place in the world and look after it. Key features include: Illustrative and engaging lesson plans for use in the classroom Help for pupils to construct new scientific meanings M-level support materials Advice on teaching ‘difficult ideas’ in biology, chemistry, physics and earth sciences Education for sustainable development and understanding climate change Managing the science classroom and health and safety in the laboratory Support for talk for learning, and advice on numeracy in science New chapters on e-learning and supporting learners with English as a second language. Presenting an environmentally sustainable, global approach to science teaching, this book emphasises the need to build on or challenge children’s existing ideas so they better understand the world in which they live. Essential reading for all students and practising science teachers, this invaluable book will support those undertaking secondary science PGCE, school-based routes into teaching and those studying at Masters level.
Author: Richard Durant
Release Date: 2017-02-02
Practice makes perfect This Practice Book for GCSE 9-1 English Language and Literature examinations is designed to support you in the development of good exam techniques, and provides a step-by-step guide through the new assessment specifications. With loads of practice questions (and answers) for every topic, and written by experienced teachers and revision experts - you can't go wrong! * Question styles similar to those you will meet in the exam * Work through lots of practice questions written specifically for the new GCSE 9-1 course * Challenge yourself with questions designed to get you better grades * Develop excellent exam technique with exam tips and support to help you when the going gets tough! Do it! Active practice to help you retain key facts Nail it! Examiner tips to help you get better grades Work it! Exam questions broken down into manageable steps The perfect companion... GCSE 9-1 English Language and Literature Revision Guide * Active revision to help the knowledge sink in * Make sure you really know and understand the key revision points * Free revision planner and revision cards to help you revise on the go
Author: Paul Cookson
Publisher: Scholastic Poetry
Release Date: 2015-09-03
Genre: English poetry
This Teacher Resource Book, written by Paul Cookson, features workshop-style lessons based on different poetry types/genres. Each lesson focuses on a specific poem from one of the anthologies. The anthologies in this series are updated and revised versions of previously published titles, each with several brand new poems in them. There's an anthology for every place and topic. Make sure you've always got a verse rehearsed! Roaring dinosaur rhymes, silly school rhymes: even some revolting rhymes to get you groaning. You can rap or rhyme them, mime them out or tackle fiendish tongue-twisters. Heaps of rib-tickling rhymes to send you poetry potty, and it all supports the school curriculum.