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READING
GOOD TO OUTSTANDING
  • Geoff Barton
  • Saturday, December 07, 2013

www.geoffbarton.co.uk
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  • Effective reading is
  • Actively taught
  • Based on a rich variety of texts
  • Rooted in reading for pleasure
  • Not about analysis
  • Always linked to writing

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Reading Non-Fiction
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GOOD TO OUTSTANDING
Why do students find it harder to understand
non-fiction than fiction?
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GOOD TO OUTSTANDING
  • Fiction is more personal. Non-fiction has fewer
    agents
  • Holidays were taken at resorts
  • During the 17th century roads became straighter

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GOOD TO OUTSTANDING
Childrens fiction tends to be chronological.
Fiction becomes easier to read non-fiction
presents difficulties all the way through
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GOOD TO OUTSTANDING
Non-fiction texts rely on linguistic signposts -
moreover, therefore, on the other hand. Children
who are unfamiliar with these will not read with
the same predictive power as they can with fiction
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GOOD TO OUTSTANDING
Non-fiction tends to have more interrupting
constructions The agouti, a nervous 20-inch
rodent from South America, can leap twenty feet
from a sitting position Asteroids are lumps of
rock and metal whose paths round the sun lie
mainly between Jupiter and Mars
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GOOD TO OUTSTANDING
Fiction uses more active verbs. Non-fiction
relies more on the copula (Oxygen is a gas) and
use of the passive Some plastics are made by
rather than We make plastics by
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GOOD TO OUTSTANDING
Non-fiction texts have more complex noun
phrases The remains and shapes of animals and
plants are lost in the myriad caves of the region
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GOOD TO OUTSTANDING
So
  1. Make non-fiction conventions explicit .. actively
  2. Get English teachers to use more non-fiction
  3. Read non-fiction texts aloud
  4. Teach students about interrupting and long
    subjects, connectives, agent-avoidance!
  5. Replace comprehension with DARTS (Glombots)

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GOOD TO OUTSTANDING
So
  • Oh yes and enjoy!

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SKIMMING
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Proud mum in a million Natalie Brown hugged her
beautiful baby daughter Casey yesterday and said
Shes my double miracle.
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The climate of the Earth is always changing. In
the past it has altered as a result of natural
causes. Nowadays, however, the term climate
change is generally used when referring to
changes in our climate which have been identified
since the early part of the 1900's . The changes
we've seen over recent years and those which are
predicted over the next 80 years are thought to
be mainly as a result of human behaviour rather
than due to natural changes in the atmosphere.   
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The best treatment for mouth ulcers. Gargle with
salt water. You should find that it works a
treat. Salt is cheap and easy to get hold of and
we all have it at home, so no need to splash out
and spend lots of money on expensive mouth ulcer
creams. 
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Urquhart castle is probably one of the most
picturesquely situated castles in the Scottish
Highlands. Located 16 miles south-west of
Inverness, the castle, one of the largest in
Scotland, overlooks much of Loch Ness. Visitors
come to stroll through the ruins of the
13th-century castle because Urquhart has earned
the reputation of being one of the best spots for
sighting Loch Nesss most famous inhabitant.
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SCANNING
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  • Where did the first cell phones begin?
  • Name 2 other features that started to be included
    in phones
  • Why are cell phones especially useful in some
    countries?

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Cellular telephones The first cellular
telephone system began operation in Tokyo in
1979, and the first U.S. system began operation
in 1983 in Chicago. A camera phone is a cellular
phone that also has picture taking capabilities.
Some camera phones have the capability to send
these photos to another cellular phone or
computer. Advances in digital technology and
microelectronics has led to the inclusion of
unrelated applications in cellular telephones,
such as alarm clocks, calculators, Internet
browsers, and voice memos for recording short
verbal reminders, while at the same time making
such telephones vulnerable to certain software
viruses. In many countries with inadequate
wire-based telephone networks, cellular telephone
systems have provided a means of more quickly
establishing a national telecommunications
network.
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- what was Mr Bs sister called?- where did
she live?- where did Young Mr B live?
Scanning II
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Bad Memories When he was a child, Mr Barton was
very good looking and very popular with everyone.
His second worst memory was when he was about six
and he was lying down watching Thunderbirds.
Suddenly his uncles big black labrador came and
stood over him, pinning him to the floor. This
left Mr B traumatised and explains his dislike of
dogs, especially big ones with slobbery tongues.
But this was probably a bit better than his worst
memory which took place when he was eight. Mr Bs
sister Jean had taken him to stay with her near
London. She took him to London Zoo and other
famous sites as a February half-term treat. It
was the first time Young Mr B had stayed away
from home and he was very home-sick. Finally,
after 3 days, Mr Bs sister decided to give up
and take him home to his parents in Stafford. She
took him by train and sat him down in a packed
carriage. Then she let young Mr B eat lots of
chocolate. Just as the train was starting to
approach the home town of Stafford, Mr B turned
very pale. He was feeling very sick indeed. He
knew he couldnt make it in time to the toilet.
There were too many people in the carriage. He
whispered to his sister that he was going to be
sick but, before he had finished his sentence, he
had vomited everywhere, covering the table in
lumpy chocolate-covered vomit. His sister didnt
know what to do and, feeling ashamed, pulled
Young Mr B off the train leaving behind a smelly
and gently steaming table of fresh vomit.
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  • Get me from Whitworth (above Rochdale) to
    Manchester Airport (bottom centre)
  • Write down a village that is due west of Bolton
  • Write down a village that is due south of Sale
  • Name 4 villages on the A58
  • Write down 4 villages (not towns) that are within
    the M60 motorway
  • Find and then describe where these villages are
    (use words like just to the west of )
  • a) Pemberton
  • b) Lumb
  • c) Dobcross

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How would YOU start a biography of a famous
writer?
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The Life of Charles Dickens Chapter 1 CHARLES
DICKENS, the most popular novelist of the
century, and one of the greatest humorists that
England has produced, was born at Lanport, in
Portsea, on Friday, the seventh of February,
1812. His father, John Dickens, a clerk in the
navy pay-office, was at this time stationed in
the Portsmouth Dockyard. He had made
acquaintance with the lady, Elizabeth Barrow, who
became afterwards his wife, through her elder
brother, Thomas Barrow, also engaged on the
establishment at Somerset House, and she bore him
in all a family of eight children, of whom two
died in infancy. The eldest, Fanny (born 1810),
was followed by Charles (entered in the baptismal
register of Portsea as Charles John Huffham,
though on the very rare occasions when he
subscribed that name he wrote Huffam) by another
son, named Alfred, who died in childhood by
Letitia (born 1816) by another daughter,
Harriet, who died also in childhood by Frederick
(born 1820) by Alfred Lamert (born 1822) and by
Augustus (born 1827).
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DICKENS CHARLES DICKENS was dead. He lay on a
narrow green sofa but there was room enough for
him, so spare had he become in the dining room
of Gads Hill Place. He had died in the house
which he had first seen as a small boy and which
his father had pointed out to him as a suitable
object of his ambitions so great was his
fathers hold upon his life that, forty years
later, he had bought it. Now he had gone. It
was customary to close the blinds and curtains,
thus enshrouding the corpse in darkness before
its last journey to the tomb but in the dining
room of Gads Hill the curtains were pulled apart
and on this June day the bright sunshine streamed
in, glittering on the large mirrors around the
room. The family beside him knew how he enjoyed
the light, how he needed the light and they
understood, too, that none of the conventional
sombreness of the late Victorian period the
year was 1870 had ever touched him. All the
lines and wrinkles which marked the passage of
his life were new erased in the stillness of
death. He was not old he died in his
fifty-eighth year but there had been signs of
premature ageing on a visage so marked and worn
he had acquired, it was said, a sarcastic look.
But now all that was gone and his daughter,
Katey, who watched him as he lay dead, noticed
how there once more emerged upon his face beauty
and pathos.
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BUILDING TENSION
  • Brian Moore, Cold Heaven

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1
  • The wooden seats of the little pedal boat were
    angled so that Marie looked up at the sky. There
    were no clouds. In the vastness above her a gull
    calligraphed its flight. Marie and Alex pedalled
    in unison, the revolving paddles making a
    slapping sound against the waves as the pedal
    boat treadmilled away from the beach, passing
    through ranks of bathers to move into the deeper,
    more solitary waters of the Baie des Anges. Marie
    slackened her efforts but Alex continued
    determinedly, steering the pedalo straight out
    into the Mediterranean.

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2
  • Lets not go too far, she said.
  • I want to get away from the crowd. Im going to
    swim.
  • It was like him to have some plan of his own, to
    translate idleness into activity even in these
    few days of vacation. She now noted his every
    fault. It was as though, having decided to leave
    him, she had withdrawn his credit. She looked
    back at the sweep of hotels along the Promenade
    des Anglais. Today was the day she had hoped to
    tell him. She had planned to announce it at
    breakfast and leave, first for New York, then on
    to Los Angeles to join Daniel. But at breakfast
    she lacked all courage. Now, with half the day
    gone, she decided to postpone it until tomorrow.

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3
  • Far out from shore, the paddles stopped. The
    pedalo rocked on its twin pontoons as Alex eased
    himself up from his seat. He handed her his
    sunglasses. This should do, he said and,
    rocking the boat even more, dived into the
    ultramarine waters. She watched him surface. He
    called out Just follow along, okay? He was not
    a good swimmer, but thrashed about in an
    energetic, erratic freestyle. Marie began to
    pedal again, her hand on the tiller, steering the
    little boat so that she followed close. Watching
    him, she knew he could not keep up this pace for
    long. She saw his flailing arms and for a moment
    thought of those arms hitting her. He had never
    hit her. He was not the sort of man who would hit
    you. He would be hurt, and cold, and possibly
    vindictive. But he was not violent.

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4
  • She heard a motorboat, the sound becoming louder.
    She looked back but did not see a boat behind
    her. Then she looked to the right where Alex was
    swimming and saw a big boat with an outboard
    motor coming right at them, coming very fast.

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5
  • Of course they see us, she thought, alarmed, and
    then as though she were watching a film, as
    though this were happening to someone else, she
    saw there was a man in the motorboat, a young man
    wearing a green shirt he was not at the tiller,
    he was standing in the middle of the boat with
    his back to her and as she watched he bent down
    and picked up a child who had fallen on the
    floorboards. Hey? she called. Hey? for he
    must turn around, the motorboat was coming right
    at Alex, right at her. But the man in the boat
    did not hear. He carried the child across to the
    far side of the boat the boat was only yards
    away now.

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6
  • Alex, she called. Alex, look out. But Alex
    flailed on and then the prow of the motorboat,
    slicing up water like a knife, hit Alex with a
    sickening thump, went over him and smashed into
    the pontoons of the little pedal boat, upending
    it, and she found herself in the water, going
    under, coming up. She looked and saw the
    motorboat churning off, the pedal boat hanging
    from its prow like a tangle of branches. She
    heard the motorboat engine cut to silence, then
    start up again as the boat veered around in a
    semicircle and came back to her. Alex?

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7
  • She looked saw his body near her just under the
    water. She swam toward him, breastroke, it was
    all she knew. He was floating face down,
    spread-eagle. She caught hold of his wrist and
    pulled him towards her. The motorboat came
    alongside, the man in the green shirt reaching
    down for her, but, No, no, she called and tried
    to push Alex toward him. The man caught Alex by
    the hair of his head and pulled him up, she
    pushing, Alex falling back twice into the water,
    before the man, with a great effort, lifted him
    like a sack across the side of the boat, tugging
    and heaving until Alex disappeared into the boat.
    The man shouted, Un instant, madame, un instant
    and reappeared, putting a little steel ladder
    over the side. She climbed up onto the motorboat
    as the man went out onto the prow to disentangle
    the wreckage of the pedalo.

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8
  • A small child was sitting at the back of the
    boat, staring at Alexs body, which lay face-down
    on the floorboards. She went to Alex and saw
    blood from a wound, a gash in the side of his
    head, blood matting his hair. He was breathing
    but unconscious. She lifted him and cradled him
    in her arms, his blood trickling onto her
    breasts. She saw the boat owners bare legs go
    past her as he went to the rear of the boat to
    restart the engine. The child began to bawl but
    the man leaned over, silenced it with an angry
    slap, the man turned to her, his face sick with
    fear. Nous y serons dans un instant, he
    shouted, opening the motor to full throttle. She
    hugged Alex to her, a rivulet of blood dripping
    off her forearm onto the floorboards as the boat
    raced to the beach.

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BUILDING TENSION
  • Brian Moore, Cold Heaven

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Multiple Narrative Fun
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In thirty-five feet of water, the great fish swam
slowly, its tail waving just enough to maintain
motion. It saw nothing, for the water was murky
with motes of vegetation. The fish had been
moving parallel to the shoreline. Now it turned,
banking slightly, and followed the bottom
gradually upward. The fish perceived more light
in the water, but still it saw nothing.
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The boy was resting, his arms dangling down, his
feet and ankles dipping in and out of the water
with each small swell. His head was turned
towards shore, and he noticed that he had been
carried out beyond what his mother would consider
safe. He could see her lying on her towel, and
the man and child playing in the wavewash. He was
not afraid, for the water was calm and he wasnt
really very far from shore only forty yards or
so. But he wanted to get closer otherwise his
mother might sit up, spy him, and order him out
of the water. He eased himself back a little bit
so he could use his feet to help propel himself.
He began to kick and paddle towards shore. His
arms displaced water almost silently, but his
kicking feet made erratic splashes and left
swirls of bubbles in his wake.
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The fish did not hear the sound, but rather
registered the sharp and jerky impulses emitted
by the kicks. They were signals, faint but true,
and the fish locked on them, homing. It rose,
slowly at first, then gaining speed as the
signals grew stronger.
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The boy stopped for a moment to rest. The signals
ceased. The fish slowed, turning its head from
side to side, trying to recover them. The boy lay
perfectly still, and the fish passed beneath him,
skimming the sandy bottom. Again it turned.
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The boy resumed paddling. He kicked only every
third or fourth stroke kicking was more exertion
than steady paddling. But the occasional kicks
sent new signals to the fish. This time it needed
to lock on them only an instant, for it was
almost directly below the boy. The fish rose.
Nearly vertical, it now saw the commotion on the
surface. There was no conviction that what
thrashed above was food, but food was not a
concept of significance. The fish was impelled to
attack if what it swallowed was digestible, that
was food if not, it would later be regurgitated.
The mouth opened, and with a final sweep of the
sickle tail the fish struck.
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The boys last only thought was that he had
been punched in the stomach. The breath was
driven from him in a sudden rush. He had no time
to cry out, nor, had he had the time, would he
have known what to cry, for he could not see the
fish. The fishs head drove the raft out of the
water. The jaws smashed together, engulfing head,
arms, shoulders, trunk, pelvis and most of the
raft. Nearly half the fish had come clear of the
water, and it slid forward and down in a belly
flopping motion, grinding the mass of flesh and
bone and rubber. The boys legs were severed at
the hip, and they sank, spinning slowly to the
bottom.
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Peter Benchley,
Just when you thought it was safe to go back
into the classroom
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READING
GOOD TO OUTSTANDING
  • Geoff Barton
  • Saturday, December 07, 2013

www.geoffbarton.co.uk
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England won the first corner straight off in the
first minute, and from the clearance coming out,
Gazza fired in a rocket of a volley that looked
to be just curving wide but Illgner lunged to
push it away anyhow, and we had a second corner.
And then we had a third our football was
surging and relentless we were playing like the
Germans did, and the Germans didnt like it.
Bruises and knocks, sore joints and worn limbs,
forget it theres no end to the magic hope can
work. Wright had Klinsmann under wraps Waddle
released Parker, Beardsley went through once, and
then again Hassler took the Germans first
serious strike, and it deflected away from Pearce
for their first corner but Butcher towered up,
and headed away. Then Wright picked a through
ball off Klinsmanns feet the German looked
angry and rattled. You could feel their pace,
their threat but still we had them, and the
first phase was all England. No question
England could win this. The press box was
buzzing. Gazza tangled with Brehme he got
another shot in, then broke to the left corner,
won a free-kick Lets all have a disco Lets
all have a disco. It was more than a disco, it
was history.
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England won the first corner straight off in the
first minute, and from the clearance coming out,
Gazza fired in a rocket of a volley that looked
to be just curving wide but Illgner lunged to
push it away anyhow, and we had a second corner.
And then we had a third our football was
surging and relentless we were playing like the
Germans did, and the Germans didnt like it.
Bruises and knocks, sore joints and worn limbs,
forget it theres no end to the magic hope can
work. Wright had Klinsmann under wraps Waddle
released Parker, Beardsley went through once, and
then again Hassler took the Germans first
serious strike, and it deflected away from Pearce
for their first corner but Butcher towered up,
and headed away. Then Wright picked a through
ball off Klinsmanns feet the German looked
angry and rattled. You could feel their pace,
their threat but still we had them, and the
first phase was all England. No question
England could win this. The press box was
buzzing. Gazza tangled with Brehme he got
another shot in, then broke to the left corner,
won a free-kick Lets all have a disco Lets
all have a disco. It was more than a disco, it
was history.
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Goosey Goosey Gander By William Shakespeare LADY
MACBETH It is the goose that honks, the fatal
bellman That roams the castle stairs. Hast
done the deed? MACBETH I was afeared to look
ont, for the bird Screamed so, and seized me
by my nether limb, Hurling me down upon the
cruel flags And yet I could not pray, nor say
Amen. See how I halt and ever in my
ears The ganders fury rings. LADY
MACBETH And so it shall! I ll wring its
neck that it may ring withal! (Exit) MACBETH She
murders creatures as she murders words. Lets
hope her cunning does not match the bird's.
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