21st September 2007 at 01:00
Book Visual Approaches to Teaching Writing by Eve Bearne and Helen Wolstencroft (Paul Chapman pound;19.99). A must for teachers looking to put multi-modal teaching approaches into practice. It will inform and excite those who are looking for innovative ways to support pupils in developing their writing skills. Website www.writeaway. Education professionals contribute reviews, interviews and resources to this informative site, which also has competitions, story starters and an online reading group for teachers. A searchable archive is useful for locating the right book at the right time. Resource Literacy Through Fire Safety Awareness (Dramatic Media, pound;199 for a full school site licence). This high quality resource includes a film, interactive whiteboard activities and accompanying teachers' pack covering units on journalism, report, explanation and argument writing. Excellent content that will motivate and inform. Nikki Gamble

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