Drop in on DEAR 3.2 Hobbit

DEAR Preview 3.2

Click HERE to find out more about JRR Tolkien, his books, and Middle Earth

Drop in on DEAR 2.1

The current focus of the Authors Page on the DEAR Homepage is…

NNFD or National Non-Fiction Day and this years’ theme is Discoveries.

  

 There are lots of books about discoveries available to borrow from the MRC

The Reading Agenda

Last week during the Staff Training Days we introduced to teachers the Reading Agenda and the RWC (M) as mentioned frequently in the new Ofsted inspections. RWC(M) = Reading, Writing, Communication and Maths.

 

As part of this I had a slot to show:

 

  • how important the role of tutor/teacher is – with them reading during SSR sessions (Sustained Silent Reading or DEAR) rather than marking, doing admin tasks, their students are likely to perform 10-20% in reading tests.

     

  • What the MRC is doing this academic year to support and promote Reading for Pleasure

     

  • Some of the MRC services that are available to staff to support ‘Literacy Across the Curriculum’ as Ofsted Inspectors are asking individual subject teachers “What are you doing to support Reading for PLeasure in your subject?”

     

 

Drop in on DEAR 5.4

The current focus of the Authors Page on the DEAR Homepage is…

Maurice Sendak and his classic picture book: Where the Wild Things Are

  

 Available to borrow from the MRC – coming soon!

Drop in on DEAR 5.4

The current focus of the Authors Page on the DEAR Homepage is…

Patrick Ness and his award winning book: A Monster Calls

  

 Available to borrow from the MRC – Click HERE to check

Drop in on DEAR 5.1

The current focus of the Authors Page on the DEAR Homepage is…

Jenny Downham and her book: You Against Me!

Available to borrow from the MRC – Click HERE to check

World Poetry Day

Today is World Poetry Day

to celebrate I have challenged the tutor groups to read aloud a poem about English Pronuciation!

 

Here is an extract of the poem by  G. Nolst Trenité

Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.
Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it’s written.)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.

English Pronunciation by  G. Nolst Trenité