Two sporty poems from the pen of Joshua Seigal.

Two sporty poems from the pen of Joshua Seigal.

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Ferdinand Forest has got a problem. What shall he read now he's come to the end of his favourite series of books? This framed story is perfect for looking at story structure and character place in story.

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  • Reading for pleasure
  • Reading widely
  • Research

Sport and books do mix, as this varied selection of fiction and non-fiction titles shows. Children’s book expert Anne Faundez reports back on some of the best sport-related reads.

Some inspirational sporting quotes from some truly great athletes.

Use Alexia's quote for inspiration for writing or for sports day.

Information and activity ideas based on Bicycling by Randall Henrie.

There are many ways to use these resources in class – for storytelling, sequencing activities, making a story map, exploring plot, character and setting, displays, in creative writing... the only limit is your imagination.

Making waves juxtaposes the modern-day story of a paralympic athlete with the fictional 1948 commentary of the first Paralympic Games.

Read through the 'Good sport' closing thought and talk about the ideas in it during your class or school assembly.

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