Thursday, 26 April 2012

Tom Palmer, Author - Free Literacy Tips and Ideas

I am launching a new Puffin children's series out 3 May, 'The Squad'. Book 1, 'Black Op' is set at Euro 2012, with a new teenage spy squad whose mission is save the England Team in Krakow.

Recent research has shown that children's reading achievement falls in those years with big sporting events.  I hope these ideas will help your pupils become Reading Champions despite the excitement of Euro 2012 and the Olympics.

On my website http://www.tompalmer.co.uk/index.php?page_id=33 there are lots of new free resources for this summer including:
.      letter for schools to send home with Top Ten Tips for Parents on using sport to encourage children to read in Euro 2012
.       Squad : Black Op reading comprehension, suitable for home or class work
.       Spy pack - everything you need to set up a children's Spy Writing Group
.       Euro 2012 activity pack - suitable even for teachers and librarians who dread football!

On http://www.tompalmer.co.uk/index.php?page_id=67 you can find details of my free events at festivals and bookshops - hopefully there's one near you.

On the National Literacy Trust site www.literacytrust.org.uk/schools_teaching/euro_2012, I'll be writing a new daily classroom read and blog during Euro 2012.

Thanks for reading. I hope this will help you all link the excitement around Euro 2012 to your literacy work.

Tom Palmer - www.tompalmer.co.uk

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