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    Race to the Pole (Read on) (Paperback) By (author) Mike Gould, Series edited by Natalie Packer, Consultant editor Alan Gibbons, By (author) Natural History Museum

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    DescriptionIn 1911 British explorer Robert Falcon Scott hoped to be the first person to reach the South Pole. Little did he know an explorer from Norway had had the same idea. It would be a race to the Pole! Produced in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, this book tells the story of Scott's and Amundsen's epic race and its deadly conclusion. It also explores the scientific legacy of Scott's expedition and looks at the new frontiers of exploration today. *Help Key Stage 3 students move from Level 3b to Level 3a in reading. *Support comprehension with stunning photographs that bring the Antarctic experience to life. *Encourage shared and guided reading using the ready-made tasks and discussion points on the activity pages at the back of the book.


 

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    Title
    Race to the Pole
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mike Gould, Series edited by Natalie Packer, Consultant editor Alan Gibbons, By (author) Natural History Museum
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 82 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007502936
    ISBN 10: 0007502931
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y5.1
    BIC subject category V2: YQCR
    BIC E4L: NF11+
    BIC educational purpose qualifier V2: 4KHN
    BISAC V2.8: JNF046000
    DC23: 428.6
    BIC subject category V2: 4KHN
    Thema V1.0: YPCA21
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Collins Educational
    Publication date
    12 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mike Gould has written over 150 books for students and teachers, including plays, stories and the occasional poem. He lives in Sussex and divides his time between writing, being taken for a walk by his dog Freddie, and trying out his ideas on his three children and wife who pretend to find them interesting. His favourite novels are Bleak House by Charles Dickens and SE Hinton's The Outsiders. He's quite partial to poems about animals, nature and bad weather.
    Review quote
    'Boys were very excited and I haven't seen boys of this ability as engaged in their reading. Students had no idea what a gladiator was and were impressed when they found out. All wanted to be gladiators by the end of it! Much better than the competition.' Kristy Sheeran, Queensbury School, Bradford on Gladiator by Alan Gibbons and Robbie Gibbons 'At the end of the session, three boys asked if they could take Lone Wolf home. This has never happened before.' Fiona Dyson, Southfields Academy, London on Lone Wolf by Alan Gibbons and Robbie Gibbons 'Students loved Lone Wolf. The pace was good and they enjoyed the illustrations. The amount of text per page was good and lent itself to listening to children reading aloud in a group. My dyslexic children found the pages easier to read because of the line spacing. Some great opportunities for extension work.' Sarah Beach, Langham Primary School, Rutland on Lone Wolf by Alan Gibbons and Robbie Gibbons 'Liam by Benjamin Zephaniah was very enjoyable and funny for teenagers: high interest level and clearly written, accessible and engaging, with topics that young people can relate to. Would appeal to weak readers at KS4 as well as KS3 which is a major strength.' Fiona Dyson, Southfields Academy on Liam by Benjamin Zephaniah 'This is the only book I have ever wanted to read.' 'I like reading stories about people like me.' Two students at Southfields Academy on Point Danger by Catherine MacPhail 'I trialled this story with my Year 8 dyslexic group and a Year 9 bottom set. It was an excellent text with which to develop inference skills: students had lots of ideas about the twist as we picked up clues. Good chapter lengths and cliff-hangers at end of sections. Humour appealed. One reluctant reader asked to take it home to finish. Another said "can I get a read?"- unheard of! One of the best.' Fiona Dyson, Southfields Academy on The Passenger by Dan Tunstall