Once there was a story based on 2 lions. Their names were Simber and Nala. It is my favourite book. It is very funny. I give it 5 stars *****
Fry and Leila and Bender and Professor try to save the planet. Professor asked Fry to find his tools because the spaceship broke down. Then he goes to all dangerous stuff. Then Bender goes to do missions same as Fry did. Professor only does make things. Then one hour later Leila is a cyclops (that means 1 eye) so she fight the temple of doom. Then they teamed up to fight the evil mom!!! But they died but professor got them alive. I liked it when they fight.
The story is about a boy called Harry Potter that was actually a wizard but Harry Potter didn’t know that he was a wizard so Harry thought Hagret made a mistake. Then Harry went on a train to Hogwarts there he met many adventures including a gigantic troll looking for a key hidden by thousands of insects and fighting the philosopher. I like Harry Potter because I like the characters, curses and houses like Griffindor, Ravenclas, Hufflepuff and Sliverine.
The story is about a boy called Harry Potter that is a wizard but he d oesn’t know that he is a wizard and his dad is very very mean and Voldermort gave some of his powers to Harry Ptter and he was the best wizard in the school because the teachers and it is awesome so I rate it five stars *****
This book is about a boy who thinks he’s just an ordinary boy but he’s actually a very famouse wizard. Thousands of letters get sent to his aunt and uncle who are muggles (a muggle is a person who is not magic) the letters are about the famous school (for magic people) Hogwarts of Witchcraft and Wizardry but his aunt and uncle don’t want him to but the Hogwarts game keeper (for two years) Hagrid says he’s going to go. At Hogwarts there are 4 houses Griffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slitherin. He will have many adventures in his 7 years.
Night Rise is Anthony Horowitz’s latest power of five book. Two telepathic twins Scott and Jamie are only performers at a circus up until they start having weird but vivid dreams and most of all finding out they’re “one of the five” and embark on a super dangerous quest to stop the evil old ones and meet up with the rest of the five. Anthony keeps this book exciting with humor horror and violence. I recommend this book to the age of 10+. I rate this book 9/10.
By Anthony G
At Groosham Grange you only get one day off a year, the French teacher disappears every full moon and new pupils have to sign their names in blood! This book is for kids 10 years old. I rate Groosham Grange 9.5/10
Claudine At St Clares is a book written by Enid Blyton who is one of my favourite authors. It is a book mainly about Claudine and the twins, Pat and Isabel who are in the fourth form. Claudine goes to St Clares, which is a boarding school, from France which makes her very good at sewing.
Her aunt, Mam’zelle, is the french teacher at St Clares, thinks that Claudine will be very lonely and shy at St Clares but Claudine is quite the opposite. She is very daring, she once locked the Matron in the games closet, with the lacrosse sticks and all that. She hates and detests water but she let herself fall in to soak and punish a mother who offended Mam’zelle and looked down at St Clares.
Claudine doesn’t care what she does really so she often gets in trouble. She loves doing sewing and getting out of games and usually the punishments are something to do with laundry and not getting to swim or play tennis.
When Claudine locks the Matron in the cupboard she gets out of games for a week! Pat and Isabel also have to help the other 3 new girls settle down.
Claudine At St Clares is quite an exciting book and I give it 10/10
The many adventures of Tom Sawyer is a popular book first published in 1879. I enjoy this book because it was made about 100 years ago and the character says things like “this bible must have at least cost 6 cents!” It gets interesting when the author introduced a character which was a slave boy. It is a bit hard to understand because of the language they used. Other than that it is a great story.
Week five is book week. A week full of activities, reading, competitions and heaps of fun. Don’t forget your chance to dress up as a character from your favourite book. We will be selling books in the library so save up your pocket money and choose from hundreds of different titles. It’s a great chance to stock up on those Christmas presents too. See you there!
We were very lucky to have the author and illustrator Fifi Colston visit the Senior School on Thursday. Fifi delighted both staff and students with tales of how she became an author and illustrator. Many of the students are now begging to read her books. Wonderful to see such a response.
***Don’t forget to check out the ESOL folder on First Class as this is regularly updated with newly made games and resources!***
Other ESOL related teacher resources include:
– Classroom instruction that works with English language learners
– Cross Cultural Communication – A resource for staff working with International Students (DVD and Video)
– English Grammar in Use
– English Grammar in Use and Supplementary Exercises
– Exploring Korea
– From Surviving to Thriving in the English Speaking classroom Level 1
– From Surviving to Thriving in the English Speaking classroom Book 3
– Literacy Now for Ages 7-8
– Philips Atlas of New Zealand and the world
– Practise Vocabulary and Grammar Book 3
– Practise Vocabulary and Grammar Book 5
– The code breakers guide to English (Phonics rules)
– Think Global: Global Perspectives in the lower primary classroom