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By Gill, Maria
"Breaks down the essay writing task into manageable skills and offers ample opportunities to practise and apply each one, including in online contexts. It then sets out a multitude of lessons in which students combine these skills in different ways to produce both literary essays... and essays that are also important to success in other curriculum areas, such as persuasive, argument, and cause and effect essays"--Back cover.Read more
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Students will use megacognitive skills to understand non-fiction texts and learning logs to reflect on the strategies and writing styles they have learnt.
By Gill, Maria; Potter, Bruce
Collection of biographies which celebrate the lives of 50 famous New Zealanders. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
The second book moves to a more complex style and longer speeches. There are activities for pairs, groups and the whole class, and each lesson concludes with an action that is performance based.
Edited by Gill, Maria; Illustrated by Mealamu, Keven
Clever turtles, a heroic rescue cat, a lost rabbit and a very special dog are just a few of the characters starring in this charming collection of stories, written by the eight winners of this year's Barfoot & Thompson Young Authors Challenge.
These varied and exciting tales a...re full of laughs, lessons and a bit of luck, all with the heart-warming theme of 'there's no place like home'.
The book was edited by renowned author, Maria Gill, and illustrated by rugby legend, Keven Mealamu, plus several other talented Kiwi artists.
All proceeds from the sale of the storybook go towards The Magic of Reading Programme. This provides overnighting patients in Starship Children's Hospital and Whangarei Hospital Children's Ward with their own book to read and keep.Read more
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