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Books with author John McIlwain

  • Children's Illustrated Dictionary

    John McIlwain

    Hardcover (DK Children, Sept. 3, 1994)
    Offering a visual approach to spelling, vocabulary, and grammar, a dictionary features headwords grouping related words and illustrations and a handy reference section to hold young readers' attention while providing them a wealth of information.
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  • Unusual Traditions

    John McIlwain

    Paperback (HarperCollins UK, Jan. 1, 2005)
    Do you look forward to the annual cheese-rolling? Or have you taken part in a dragonboat race? Perhaps you have danced in the street as part of a big street carnival. All around the world people take part in traditions that might seem unusual, but are great fun for everyone who joins in! Find out about all these and more in this information book.•Purple/ Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary.• Text type - Non-chronological report.• An index is shown on page 21, and a labelled map of the world on pages 22 and 23 showing where the traditions featured in the book originate, an ideal cue for further discussion.• Curriculum links - Citizenship: Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people; Geography: Where in the world is Barnaby bear?, Passport to the world.• This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.
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  • Collins Grammar Rules

    John McIlwain

    Paperback (Collins Educational, )
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  • Collins Concise School Dictionary

    John McIlwain

    Paperback (HarperCollins Publishers, July 1, 2005)
    Especially designed for children aged 10 and over, this clear, comprehensive dictionary contains all the features essential for upper primary use and much more besides, from homework support via Collins Word Wizard, to brainteaser quizzes and internet links. Collins Concise School Dictionary has been especially designed to support the language and literacy needs of children aged 10+. Fully supportive of the National Curriculum, it includes vocabulary for cross-curricular subjects such as ICT, Science and Geography. Collins Word Wizard provides even more support for key skills such as grammar, writing and spelling, as well as tips on using the Internet and fascinating facts about new and unusual words. The Dictionary develops and reinforces essential dictionary features such as extended entries with multiple definitions, parts of speech (verb, noun, etc), derivations and inflexions (plurals, comparative forms, tenses of a verb, etc), guide words and related words. It provides etymologies for words from both modern languages and cultures and more ancient origins. Synonyms and antonyms are highlighted for common and overused words. suffixes are highlighted and defined. Usage tips, fascinating facts and word games are found throughout the dictionary to stimulate the user
  • Collins Concise School Dictionary

    John McIlwain

    Hardcover (Collins Educational, July 1, 2005)
    Especially designed for children aged 10 and over, this clear, comprehensive dictionary contains all the features essential for upper primary use and much more besides, from homework support via Collins Word Wizard, to brainteaser quizzes and internet links. Collins Concise School Dictionary has been especially designed to support the language and literacy needs of children aged 10+. Fully supportive of the National Curriculum, it includes vocabulary for cross-curricular subjects such as ICT, Science and Geography. Collins Word Wizard provides even more support for key skills such as grammar, writing and spelling, as well as tips on using the Internet and fascinating facts about new and unusual words. The Dictionary develops and reinforces essential dictionary features such as extended entries with multiple definitions, parts of speech (verb, noun, etc), derivations and inflexions (plurals, comparative forms, tenses of a verb, etc), guide words and related words. It provides etymologies for words from both modern languages and cultures and more ancient origins. Synonyms and antonyms are highlighted for common and overused words. suffixes are highlighted and defined. Usage tips, fascinating facts and word games are found throughout the dictionary to stimulate the user
  • Unusual Traditions

    John McIlwain

    Paperback (HarperCollins UK, June 1, 2012)
    Do you look forward to the annual cheese-rolling? Or have you taken part in a dragonboat race? Perhaps you have danced in the street as part of a big street carnival. All around the world people take part in traditions that might seem unusual, but are great fun for everyone who joins in! Find out about all these and more in this information book. •Purple/ Band 8 books offer developing readers literary language, with some challenging vocabulary. • Text type - Non-chronological report. • An index is shown on page 21, and a labelled map of the world on pages 22 and 23 showing where the traditions featured in the book originate, an ideal cue for further discussion. • Curriculum links - Citizenship: Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people; Geography: Where in the world is Barnaby bear?, Passport to the world.
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  • Unusual Traditions Workbook

    John McIlwain

    Paperback (HarperCollins UK, Aug. 1, 2012)
    An engaging workbook for children learning English with the Big Cat series. These workbooks accompany the popular Collins Big Cat series. They enable children to practice and reinforce the target vocabulary and language structures presented in each corresponding Collins Big Cat reader through enjoyable puzzles, games and activities, as well as through more traditional comprehension exercises.Tracing, copying and eventually free-writing tasks build and develop children’s writing skills as they progress through the Bands, Pink A to Lime. A fun quiz to test understanding, and a reward certificate at the back of each Workbook, enable children to feel a sense of progress as they learn to read more confidently in English.
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  • Shorter School Dictionary

    John McIlwain

    Paperback (HarperCollins UK, May 1, 2001)
    Especially designed to support the language and literacy needs of children aged 10+, this concise dictionary will support pupils through SATs, as well as fulfilling the literacy framework objectives for dictionary skills. It develops and reinforces essential dictionary features such as extended entries with multiple definitions, parts of speech, derivations and inflexions, guidewords and related words. It also provides etymologies for words from both modern languages and cultures and more ancient origins. Synonyms and antonyms are highlighted for common and overused words to encourage vocabulary building and enrich understanding. Word families are grouped together in word family boxes. Common prefixes and suffixes are highlighted and defined.
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  • Collins Shorter School Dictionary

    John McIlwain

    Hardcover (HarperCollins Publishers, May 20, 2001)
    For children aged 10 and over, this best-selling practical dictionary contains all the dictionary features essential for today's upper primary users, plus built-in language support. Full definitions and examples give the user maximum guidance in understanding and choosing the correct word for their writing or reading.
  • Spotlight on Fact: Writing Frame Y6

    John McIlwain

    Poster (Collins Educational, )
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  • Unusual Traditions Workbook

    John McIlwain

    Paperback (Collins Educational, Aug. 1, 2012)
    An engaging workbook for children who are using the Big Cat series.These workbooks accompany the popular Collins Big Cat series. They enable children to practise and reinforce the target vocabulary and language structures presented in each corresponding Collins Big Cat reader through enjoyable puzzles, games and activities, as well as through more traditional comprehension exercises.Tracing, copying and eventually free-writing tasks build and develop children’s writing skills as they progress through the Bands, Pink A to Lime. A fun quiz to test understanding, and a reward certificate at the back of each Workbook, enable children to feel a sense of progress as they learn to read more confidently in English.
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  • Focus on Literacy: Big Book 6C

    John McIlwain

    Paperback (Collins Educational, May 1, 1999)
    This Big Book provides all the text types required by the National Literacy Framework 1998 for Year 6 Term 3, with a wide selection of favourite childrens authors and illustrators. One Big Book per term offers lively texts from the Frameworks range requirements Engaging illustrations support shared reading and writing