The First Steps Writing Resource Book Second Edition builds on the original First Steps writing text (formerly known as the Writing Resource Book) by drawing on contemporary research and developments in the field of writing instruction. The new Writing Resource Book, used in conjunction with the First Steps Writing Map of Development Second Edition, has a strong focus on supporting teachers as they implement a multi-dimensional approach to teaching writing.
From matches to mobiles, antibiotics and the flexible drinking straw - some inventions don't just change the way we do things but change the world. Marvel at some of the world's most amazing discoveries that have made a sensation, from the first wheel to satellite navigation. Kids will love the incredible facts and info, such as why the tin can was invented 60 years before the can opener? Read on in wonder at the stories behind each ground-breaking discovery - the people, ideas and knock on effects. Some of the biggest ideas covered include the Model T Ford, Edison's lightbulb, Catseyes and the first Apple.
The First Steps Reading Resource Book Second Edition builds on the original First Steps text (formerly known as Reading Resource Book) by drawing upon contemporary research and developments in the field of literacy learning. The Reading Resource Book is designed to help teachers focus on the explicit teaching of reading processes, strategies and conventions; and the contextual aspects associated with comprehending different types of texts. This new Resource Book has a strong focus on supporting teachers and schools as they embrace an outcomes-based approach to teaching.
English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety of sources and syntaxes, and changing over time with popular usage. Many of the words and usages we embrace as standard and correct today were at first considered slang, impolite, or just plain wrong.
This First Certificate course uses a variety of contemporary texts to motivate students. Key vocabulary is highlighted in exercises at the beginning of each unit, enabling students to carry out reading, writing and speaking tasks more effectively and confidently; grammar practice is found in a grammar notes section which provides explanations on areas that students find problematic. Four progress tests provide useful exam practice and revision of the preceding units. Additionally, there are a variety of regular and motivating discussion-based activities designed to encourage students to develop confidence and fluency in their oral skills.
Jeffrey N. Cox reconsiders the history of British Romanticism, seeing the work of Byron, the Shelleys, and Keats responding not only to the 'first generation' Romantics led by Wordsworth, but more directly to the cultural innovations of the Napoleonic War years. Recreating in depth three moments of political crisis and cultural creativity - the Peace of Amiens, the Regency Crisis, and Napoleon's first abdication - Cox shows how 'second generation' Romanticism drew on cultural 'border raids', seeking a global culture at a time of global war.