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Books, TV programmes and other teaching materials

 

Since starting work on Toxic Childhood in 2000, much of my writing has time has been spent researching and publishing books for the general market, published by Orion and Floris.  Previously, I worked in educational publishing and wrote so much before 2000 that I can’t remember all the titles and dates.

2016  Upstart: the case for raising the school starting age and providing what the under-sevens really need  (Floris Books)

2015  Toxic Childhood [second edition, updated]  (Orion Books)

2013  21st Century Girls (Orion Books)

Foundations of Literacy, with Ros Bayley and Lynn Broadbent  [fourth edition, updated] (Featherstone Press)

2010  Speaking Frames: how to teach talk for writing [8-10 yrs] and [10-14 yrs] (David Fulton)

How to teach writing across the curriculum [6-8 yrs] and [8-14 yrs] (David Fulton)

2009  21st Century Boys (Orion Books)

2007  Detoxing Childhood (Orion Books)

You Can Teach Your Class to Listen (Scholastic)

2006  Toxic Childhood: how the modern world is damaging our children – and what we can do about it  (Orion Books)

The Complete Skeleton Book for non fiction text types (TTS)

2004  Foundations of Literacy, with Ros Bayley (Featherstone Press)

 2003  Literacy: What Works? with Pie Corbett (Nelson)

How to teach writing across the curriculum at Key Stage 2 (David Fulton)

Skeleton Poster Books for writing genres with Pie Corbett6 books (TTS)

Skeleton Poster Books for grammar ­– 6 books (TTS)

2002  Skeleton Poster Books for non-fiction text types – 6 books (TTS)

2001  How to teach writing across the curriculum at Key Stage 1 (David Fulton)

Big Book Spelling with Michaela Morgan – five book series + teachers’ books (Ginn)

Look and Read Spelling Strategies – three TV programmes + teachers’ notes, copymasters and poster pack (BBC Worldwide)

2000  A Little Alphabet Book (Oxford University Press)

 

Pre-2000

 Harcourt (i.e. Ginn, Heinemann) 

Ginn Big Book Phonics with Michaela Morgan – four books + teachers’ notes (1997)

Heinemann Big Book Grammar with Michaela Morgan – six books + teachers’ notes(1999)Masterpieces: Punctuation, Lower Junior and Upper Junior with Charles Butchart  (Ginn, 1998)

BBC Educational Publishing

English Express: Language Knowledge – four TV programmes + teacher’s notes.

The Magic Pencil Alphabet Rhymes – one book for each letter of the alphabet + one big book

Words and Pictures Phonics Special poster pack (includes posters of 10 phonic poems)

Words and Pictures Year 2 poster pack  (includes posters of 10 phonic poems)

Words and Pictures Big Book of Phonic Poems

Oxford University Press 

The Oxford Word Box

Also several teachers’ books for the Oxford Connections series, for which I was the consultant, and some support materials for The Oxford Reading Tree.  

Addison Wesley Longman

Sue Palmer was general editor of all the Longman Book Project materials (1994-5), and author of:

  • Water in the House, written with Ron Murphy (non-fiction book on plumbing)
  • Fiction 1, 2, 3, 4 Teacher’s Resource Books, written with Wendy Body
  • 12 Read On Specials, written with Wendy Body (first reading material)

All the  Language Strand materials

  • Meet the Beeps written with Michaela Morgan*
  • The Beeps ABC written with Michaela Morgan*
  • All Together Now written with Michaela Morgan*
  • Language 1 song tapes: The Beeps ABC and All Together Now written with Michaela Morgan*
  • Language 1 Teacher’s Resource Book (contributions from Michaela Morgan)*
  • Handwriting and phonic workbooks 1,2,3,4 written with Avril Barton*
  • Language 2 materials: 2 pupil’s books, 4 spelling and handwriting workbooks and a teacher’s resource book
  • Language 3 materials: 2 pupil’s books, 4 spelling and handwriting workbooks and a teacher’s resource book
  • Language 4 materials: pupil’s book, 2 spelling and handwriting workbooks and a teacher’s resource book*

Mind Your Language, Books 1, 2, 3, 4 and teacher’s notes, written with Peter Brinton (first published by Oliver and Boyd 1985-6, revised 1998)

Mind Your Spelling, Books 1, 2, 3, 4  (first published by Oliver and Boyd 1987-8, revised 1998)

The Starter Book of Joined Up Writing

Spelling: A Teacher’s Survival Guide (first published by Oliver and Boyd, 1988)

Words Borrowed from Other Languages written with Eugenia Low (Longman Pelicans, 1999)

A Simple Rhyming Dictionary  (Longman Pelicans, 1999)

I See What You Mean Books 1 and 2, written with Alison Kilpatrick and Patricia McCall (Oliver and Boyd, 1980) – cross-curricular literacy, the genesis of skeletons

Cliffhangers Books 1, 2, 3, 4, written with Alison Kilpatrick and Patricia McCall (Oliver and Boyd, 1982) – children’s fiction and speaking/listening activities

English through Topics – Food, Weather, Minibeasts, Transport, written with Avril Barton and Peter Brinton (Oliver and Boyd, 1990-1992)  5 pupil’s books per topic (one for each National Curriculum level) + teacher’s guides + copymaster packs

Scholastic

Term by term phonics (1997) – originally six workbooks, but latterly a rather useful compendium of photocopiables in one book

Owl Babies Read and Respond

12 ill-fated Ten Steps home-learning books (Scholastic 1998-9)

I’m now very ashamed of writing these books (and the Letts books below) for the parental market (see this 2019 article for TES) but fortunately they were really badly marketed so didn’t sell very many.

Letts Educational

Ready to Read (1996) Start to Read (1996)

Hodder and Stoughton

Presenting Poetry, Books 1, 2, 3, 4, written with Patricia McCall (first published by Oliver and Boyd 1983, revised, with contributions by Gordon Jarvie 1996)

Dorling Kindersley

Phonic Cards: Crack the Sound Code

Teachers notes for various DK home learning packages, and a video about getting your children off to the best start

My First Phonics Book

LDA

Brickworks Wordbuilding Games and Dictionary  

 PCET (Pictorial Charts Educational Trust)

Words at Work  and  Complex Sentences: The Jigsaw of Meaning – posters about grammar The Origins of English frieze wallchart

Ten Ways to Remember a Tricky Spelling  wallchart