Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story by Michael Rosen

By Michael Rosen

Publish yr note: First released January 1st 2013
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How in the world did we repair upon our twenty-six letters, what do they truly suggest, and the way did we come to put in writing them down within the first position?

Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable experience throughout the heritage of the alphabet in twenty-six vibrant chapters, fizzing with own anecdotes and interesting evidence. beginning with the mysterious Phoenicians and the way sounds first got here to be written down, he races directly to express how nonsense poems paintings, pins down the unusual tale of okay, lines our 5 misplaced letters and tackles the tyranny of spelling, between many many different issues. His heroes of the alphabet variety from Edward Lear to Phyllis Pearsall (the inventor of the A-Z), and from the 2 scribes of Beowulf to rappers. each one bankruptcy takes on a distinct topic - even if it's codes, umlauts or the writing of dictionaries. Rosen's enthusiasm for letters certainly leaps off the web page, even if it's the tale of his existence informed throughout the typewriters he's owned or a bankruptcy on jokes written in a string of gags and observe video games.

This is the e-book for an individual who's ever questioned why Hawaiian merely has a thirteen-letter alphabet or how precisely to jot down the sound of a wild raspberry.

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Write: SESSION 5 I I I I I go home. ) go home. come to school. have some water. say hello. I come to school. ) I have some water. ) ■ ■ Pictures of your school Picture of a home (you could use resource sheet 8a) Write on the board: go come have say Ask the pupils to ‘Go home’ (do this by waving your hand for them to go away from you and stand next to a picture of the home) and point to the word ‘go’ and ask them to repeat. 24 I say hello. ) Ask the pupils to say the sentences to each other and follow the actions accordingly.

Pictures of your school Picture of a home (you could use resource sheet 8a) Write on the board: go come have say Ask the pupils to ‘Go home’ (do this by waving your hand for them to go away from you and stand next to a picture of the home) and point to the word ‘go’ and ask them to repeat. 24 I say hello. ) Ask the pupils to say the sentences to each other and follow the actions accordingly. SESSION 6 I I I I went home. came to school. had some water. said hello. I will go home. I will come to school.

Play matching pairs (only use the pictures of subjects and not the labels). Copy two sets of the cards and cut them into equal-sized squares. Turn all the cards over so you can’t see them. Pupils play the game as a class but work in pairs. ’ If they choose two of the same subject cards they get to keep them and have another go. If not, it’s the next pair’s turn. The winning pair is the one with the most number of subject cards. Independent learning: pupils stick the subjects from resource sheet 3a in their Literacy Books.

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