Classroom materials for the children who always
Finding stimulating work for those children who
finish their literacy and numeracy activities before the rest of the class can
be a time-consuming task. Certainly many teachers recognise that it is not
always rewarding and motivating for the pupils if they are given nothing other
than more complex versions of the work that has already been learned. However
finding something stimulating and exciting outside of the work that the rest of
the class is still studying can be quite difficult.
This book offers teachers ready-made activities for those children who work at a
faster pace than their colleagues, and offers them a break from the curricular
matter currently being studied, and which they have already
The Teacher's Answer Book thus serves 3 important
- The bright child need not ask what to do now.
H/she can always go to a fresh and stimulating challenge.
- The teacher can be confident that in addition to
her/his own teaching the bright child is always gainfully employed on work that
matches his/her ability.
- With completed challenges collected and filed,
the parents can be shown supplementary evidence that the child's high ability is
being recognised and developed.
The book serves another important function for the teacher -
no matter how efficient one's planning there will inevitably arise the
unexpected need to take over a class or fill an odd half-hour with unplanned but
educationally sound work - and the book can provide such material. Although every challenge contributes to an aspect of the
National Curriculum, it is not a scheme of work - rather a collection of one-offs
which will maintain the pace and motivation of work of your brighter children.
It is available as a photocopiable book or on CD Rom so can be
endlessly re-used with different classes.
Cat No: 978 1 86083 713 5