Books on the Bookshelf No. 2

Women book

How could anyone resist a book with the title: Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World. This book by Kate Pankhurst looks at a very diverse range of women from Frida Kahlo, Anne Frank, Coco Chanel  to Mary Anning. Some you will know and some you may not have heard of before. The characteristics that connect this diverse group of women are,  in the words of the author, ” They achieved extraordinary things simply by following their hearts, talents and dreams.” If you are wanting to explore perseverance, this text will be useful. I was drawn to it as I am thinking about encouraging students to produce  informative texts in a variety of ways. I am exploring any format that is NOT an ‘information report.’ This book provides great characters to research, interview and film. Use this book as a mentor text and examine the layout. Use this layout  to produce your class book on great people who came from your local area or are our heroes or achieved something significant in 2016. The options to compose a written, digital or multimodal text using this book as a model are endless.

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