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If you’re a teacher who wants to inspire brilliant writing in your classroom, this series of ‘virtual author visits’ features advice and ideas from some of the world’s best children’s writers, with every episode supported by free resources from plazoom.com!

Author In Your Classroom DC Thomson Media

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If you’re a teacher who wants to inspire brilliant writing in your classroom, this series of ‘virtual author visits’ features advice and ideas from some of the world’s best children’s writers, with every episode supported by free resources from plazoom.com!

    Daydreaming a poem, with Michael Rosen

    Daydreaming a poem, with Michael Rosen

    Michael Rosen - possibly one of the nation's most-loved poets and authors - shares some of his best writing tips with listeners, and also talks about his latest collection of poetry, 'On the Move', and why the topic of migration is so powerful for him. A resources pack, including teaching notes, planning sheets, working wall elements and more is available to support this episode at bit.ly/AIYCMichaelRosenpack. 
    This episode is divided into three sections, which can be listened to in one go, as a sequence spread over several days, or in isolation. If you only have time to listen to one, we recommend section 2, which includes Michael reading a poem from 'On The Move': 'The Migrants in Me'.
    Section 1 starts at 00:00
    Section 2 starts at 11:45
    Section 3 starts at 24:58.
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    Weird and wonderful reality, with Frank Cottrell-Boyce

    Weird and wonderful reality, with Frank Cottrell-Boyce

    Screenwriter and author Frank Cottrell-Boyce pops into the podcast to discuss his brand-new children's novel, Noah's Gold - and why the internet can cause a real problem for storytellers!
    A resources pack, including teaching notes, planning sheets, working wall elements and more is available to support this episode at bit.ly/AIYCFrankCBpack. This episode is divided into three sections, which can be listened to in one go, as a sequence spread over several days, or in isolation. If you only have time to listen to one, we recommend section 2, which includes Frank reading from Noah's Gold.
    Section 1 starts at 00:00
    Section 2 starts at 10:14
    Section 3 starts at 23:29
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    Writing about what you love, with Dan Freedman

    Writing about what you love, with Dan Freedman

    Former sports journalist and author of the wildly popular Jamie Johnson series of books, Dan Freedman, drops in to the podcast to discuss his latest novel, Unstoppable - and how it's possible to turn a passion into fuel for developing reading and writing.
    A resources pack, including teaching notes, planning sheets, working wall elements and more is available to support this episode at bit.ly/AIYCDanFresourcepack.
    This episode is divided into three sections, which can be listened to in one go, as a sequence spread over several days, or in isolation. If you only have time to listen to one, we recommend section 2, which includes Dan reading from Unstoppable.
    Section 1 starts at 00:00
    Section 2 starts at 20:55
    Section 3 starts at 33:45
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    Making objects magical, with Joan Haig

    Making objects magical, with Joan Haig

    Joan Haig joins Helen Mulley to talk about her captivating debut novel, Tiger Skin Rug, and what it feels like as an author to turn an ordinary object into something truly magical...
    A resources pack, including teaching notes, planning sheets, working wall elements and more is available to support this episode at bit.ly/AIYCJoanresourcepack.
    This episode is divided into three sections, which can be listened to in one go, as a sequence spread over several days, or in isolation. If you only have time to listen to one, we recommend section 2, which includes Joan reading from Tiger Skin Rug.
    Section 1 starts at 00:00
    Section 2 starts at 09:59
    Section 3 starts at 26:54
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    Telling stories from the past, with Bali Rai

    Telling stories from the past, with Bali Rai

    Bali Rai, author of Now or Never (part of Scholastic's brilliant 'Voices' series) has some powerful things to say about the responsibility involved in telling true stories from history - especially from a perspective that hasn't been heard before... 
    A resources pack, including teaching notes, planning sheets, working wall elements and more is available to support this episode at bit.ly/AIYCBaliresourcepack.
    This episode is divided into three sections, which can be listened to in one go, as a sequence spread over several days, or in isolation. If you only have time to listen to one, we recommend section 2, which includes Bali reading from Now or Never. 
    Section 1 starts at 00:00 
    Section 2 starts at 08:44
    Section 3 starts at 23:55
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    Finding your voice, with Benjamin Zephaniah

    Finding your voice, with Benjamin Zephaniah

    Poet, playwright, author, musician and performer Benjamin Zephaniah explains how and why he writes, discusses the historical truth behind his latest novel, Windrush Child, and has some powerful advice for children struggling to find their voice, and make it heard... 
    A resources pack, including teaching notes, planning sheets, working wall elements and more is available to support this episode at bit.ly/AIYCBenZresourcepack. 
    This episode is divided into three sections, which can be listened to in one go, as a sequence spread over several days, or in isolation. If you only have time to listen to one, we recommend section 2, which includes a reading from Windrush Child. 
    Section 1 starts at 00:00
    Section 2 starts at 13:15
    Section 3 starts at 26:56 
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