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Magical stories

The Magic Belt series from PhonicBooks is designed to help pupils aged 8 to 14 who are struggling with reading. Exciting quests keep them entertained while they work through step-by-step phonics progression.

Listen, look, revise

TES partner sccenglish shares more than 60 podcasts, videos and slideshows to help students revise A-level English. Highlights include patterns of poetry and analyses of The Great Gatsby.


Goodnight Mister Tom

A new production, adapted for the stage by David Wood, celebrates the 30th anniversary of Michelle Magorian's novel. Students can see this story of a Second World War evacuee at the Phoenix Theatre in London from 27 November to 26 January 2013.

Date for the diary: Diwali

The Hindu festival of light (13 November) is a time when Hindus light lamps to mark their new year. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. Go to the TES Diwali collection for teaching resources.


Reading for the blind

A seven-year-old girl is reading seven books in seven days during October half-term to raise money for the Royal National Institute of Blind People. Zoe has chosen the challenge because she loves reading and thought it was not fair that only seven out of every 100 books are available to blind or partially sighted people. To sponsor Zoe, go to www.justgiving.comSusan-Brownlie.

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