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Very Short Stories (New Windmills Collections) [Hardcover]

Mr Mike Royston
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18 Feb 2002 0435130587 978-0435130589 1
A New Windmill Book of Very Short Stories contains a collection of very short stories from a range of genres chosen to interest and appeal to students at Key Stage 3. Some of the stories are written by well-known authors, such as Paul Jennings, Jan Mark, Susan Price and Ray Bradbury. Others are by new authors. Each of them can be read in less that 10 minutes and offers and example of a well-structured and complete text. The stories have been arranged into pairs so that students can compare writing on similar themes or in the same genre. The activities at the end of the book are based on identified sentence and text level objectives of the Framework for Teaching English. Speaking and listening objectives are also covered. The stories have been chosen to enable students to read for meaning, understand the author's craft and apply what they have learnt to their own writing. They ae also accessible stories that will arrest the attention and engage the imagination of all students across Key Stage 3.

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Heinemann; 1 edition (18 Feb 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0435130587
  • ISBN-13: 978-0435130589
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 12.8 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 175,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Once there was a man down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, that ran a 'feed, seed and everything you need' store, but in order to do his business he travelled a lot by train. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have book for teachers! 26 Sep 2002
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This book is brilliant to pull in reluctant readers and bookworms alike.The stories cross all genres and have activities linked to each story in the back of the book.Every teacher I have spoken to has praised this book.The book is for secondary pupils and can be used for both KS3 and KS4.Also,good for parents who want to encourage their reluctant teenage kids to read!
Just buy it - you won't be disappointed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Extremely useful 9 April 2013
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I bought this book to encourage my nine year old son, who is a reluctant reader as the stories were short. However, they are a little advance for him presently. but i'm sure will come in useful in future
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Short Stories 31 July 2012
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All four books are in very good condition and will be used well in our school. They all arrived quickly and were a very good price. I am very pleased indeed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very short, but very creative, stories 6 May 2012
A wonderful stepping stone for kids and adults alike to start thinking and writing. Compiled by a man I had the enjoyment of being taught by - Mike Royston is a master at inspiring young writers and getting creativity flowing, and has including some great guides for teachers at the back of the book. You won't regret buying this book!
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