Monday, 1 September 2008
Junior Education PLUS
The September 2008 edition of Junior Education PLUS is now in the library. Like its sister publication, Child Education PLUS, which I wrote about last month, it has lots of useful teaching ideas, this time covering ages 7-11. Those with literature connections include suggestions for the National Year of Reading's September theme, You are what you read (p. 11), a back-to-school poem (p. 13) and an article about Chris Riddell's Ottoline series (pp. 21-22). Ottoline is a quirky girl detective who solves crimes with her hairy companion, Mr Munroe. Ottoline and the yellow cat is filled with little games and diagrams that children will love - it's already in the library, and the follow-up, Ottoline goes to school, has been ordered.