The resources available right now for just a few dollars are listed below.

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Poet – Pourri: Writing Poetry in the Elementary - Middle School Classroom

By Ron Thomas
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Shirley Sydenham

This is a practical guide to introducing and developing poetry writing. The book is intended to assist teachers/educators to teach and assist children to write in a poetic form. There are over twenty models of helpful poetic structures to share with students as they begin their poetic writing, including haiku, acrostics, senyru, limericks and others. Worksheets are included to guide and support students as they follow each pattern to create their own poem in each style. It also discusses literary devices such as alliteration, simile and metaphor, rhyming and onomatopoeia, and idiom. Written by experienced teachers and writers who have trialled these methods with great success.

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https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/904337

https://books.apple.com/au/book/poet-pourri-writing-poetry-in-elementary-middle-school/id1442100844

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Fonix is Phun! Some Seriously Good Ideas for Introducing Single Sounds Using 100s of Everyday Fun Classroom Activities

By Shirley Sydenham
&
Ron Thomas

Phonics needn’t be a drag. Fonix is Phun provides practical assistance to teachers and home schoolers alike as they introduce initial single sounds to early learners. For novice teachers, it provides a tried and tested format that gives a simple basic structure. For experienced teachers it offers activities to refresh and complement what you already do. And the results of most activities will decorate the classroom as well. The games and songs will increase the class’s repertoire and revise the learning throughout the year.
Repetition is of course important for early learners as they learn what a single sound is called, what it says and looks like, but the fun stuff is what really helps them remember.
Class and group activities such as making and eating j for jelly, making paper f for frogs and racing them, making a dancing dragon for d and many more. Some games and activities further develop fine and gross motor skills, visual and auditory discrimination – essential to learning sounds, reading and writing.

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https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/907661

https://books.apple.com/au/book/fonix-is-phun-some-seriously-good-ideas-for-introducing/id1445511611

Spooky Stories For Halloween Book 1

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By Ron Thomas
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Shirley Sydenham

Ghosts, goblins and screaming skulls are just some of the scary characters to be encountered in this collection of spooky stories. Ideal for reading at Halloween or at any time if a fright is what you are after.

You will get goosebumps as flesh eating goblins chase an old man through a dark and gloomy forest. Your spine will tingle as two brave kids do battle with an evil witch as she tries to return to their attic.
On a camping trip a group of girls are told a story about an innocent woman hanged for witchcraft. Is it now the zombie that stalks the forest, terrifying the girls?
The stories open doors to vampires, a headless woman and many other scary, haunting and mysterious happenings. Prepare to scare yourself silly with these bone chilling, creepy tales.
These stories by experienced storytellers Shirley Sydenham and Ron Thomas, ideal for reading or telling aloud and will delight children from ages 8

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https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/931763

https://books.apple.com/au/book/spooky-stories-for-halloween-book-1/id1458525872

Spooky Stories For Halloween Book 2

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By Ron Thomas
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Shirley Sydenham

The second collection of Spooky Stories For Halloween by Sydenham and Thomas
Meet flesh eating goblins in a dark and gloomy forest. Gasp as two brave kids do battle with a witch trying to return to their attic. A selection of bone chilling, creepy tales feature vampires, a headless ghost, a zombie stalking a forest and other scary and mysterious happenings

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https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/931764

https://books.apple.com/au/book/spooky-stories-for-halloween-book-2/id1458527297

All Kinds of Bears: An Integrated Unit for Elementary School

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By Ron Thomas
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Shirley Sydenham

There are eight kinds of bears: nine if you count teddy bears! All Kinds of Bears: An Integrated Curriculum Unit for Elementary School is a practical guide to inquiry or project-based learning about bears, all kinds of bears. The book will be useful to teachers who want to try inquiry based learning in their classrooms, extending the work on bears into all curriculum areas.

All Kinds of Bears: An Integrated Curriculum Unit for Elementary School offers a basic guide to the inquiry learning process for those teachers who haven’t tried it before, or as a framework to aid students who have not used it. Or even, giving a new slant or perspective to teachers who have used it in the past.

In addition, there are many ideas given for complementary activities about bears in all curriculum areas, including math, creative writing, science and technology, drama, music and art as well as health and physical education.

There’s an introduction to simple debating, there are games and songs, a drama lesson plan for older students and a simple one for young ones. There’s even a fun unit for the early years when students bring their teddy bears to school, during which time much of their work is centred round the teddy bears in the room. Worksheets for classroom use are included.

A chapter on evaluation completes the unit, giving sample rubrics for assessment and an outline of higher thinking skills to observe, facilitated by the inquiry learning process. A sample for student self-evaluation is also there.

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https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/910241

https://books.apple.com/au/book/all-kinds-of-bears-an-integrated-unit-for-elementary-school/id1445511594