Sue Palmer - Author

About the Author

Sue Palmer is a writer, broadcaster and consultant on the education of young children. A former head teacher, she lectures widely around the world, and is an independent adviser to many organisations, including the BBC and the DfES.

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Other books by Sue Palmer

Horse Massage for Horse Owners

Horse Massage for Horse Owners

Author: Sue Palmer Format: eBook Release Date: 31/05/2017

This book is a must for anyone who would like to improve the health, wellbeing or performance of their horse. Practical, educational and easy to follow, the author shares with you the knowledge and skills you need to massage your own horse. Learn about equine anatomy, massage techniques, and how to combine the moves to develop a complete massage routine. With the emphasis on how you can work with your own horse, Sue offers an insight into how to reduce pain and stiffness in your horse as well as improve performance. Massaging your horse gives something back in return for all he does for you, and will help you and your horse to truly enjoy the time that you spend together.

Understanding Horse Performance Brain, Pain or Training?

Understanding Horse Performance Brain, Pain or Training?

Author: Sue Palmer Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/10/2016

Whatever level you ride at, the inability to solve a ridden, groundwork or behavioural problem causes frustration and can leave you feeling powerless. Chartered veterinary physiotherapist Sue Palmer reveals how you can determine whether your horse's performance is affected by his behaviour (brain), health (pain) or training, and she explains clearly how to overcome difficulties through tried and tested techniques. The emphasis is on creating a comfortable, trusting and rewarding relationship between horse and rider, which ultimately will lead to greater success and more good times with your horse. Sue Says: 'You will be inspired by the results you can achieve, and encouraged towards achieving your dreams with your horse'.

Speaking Frames: How to Teach Talk for Writing: Ages 10-14

Speaking Frames: How to Teach Talk for Writing: Ages 10-14

Author: Sue Palmer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2016

Now revised and expanded Speaking Frames: How to Teaching Talk for Writing: Ages 10-14 brings together material from Sue Palmer's popular Speaking Frames books with additional material covering the primary/secondary transition. Providing an innovative and effective answer to the problem of teaching speaking and listening, this book offers a range of speaking frames for children to orally `fill in', developing their language patterns and creativity, 'and boosting their confidence in the use of literate language patterns. Fully updated, this book offers: material for individual paired and group presentations and talk for writing links to cross-curricular `Skeletons' transition material and guidance on `bridging the gap' between primary and secondary schools support notes for teachers and assessment guidance advice on flexible progression and working to a child's ability suggestions for developing individual pupils' spoken language skills. With a wealth of photocopiable sheets and creative ideas for speaking and listening, Speaking Frames: How to Teaching Talk for Writing: Ages 10-14 is essential reading for all practising, trainee and recently qualified teachers who wish to develop effective speaking and listening in their classroom.

Upstart The case for raising the school starting age and providing what the under-sevens really need

Upstart The case for raising the school starting age and providing what the under-sevens really need

Author: Sue Palmer Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

Why does Britain and its former colonies send children to school as young as four and five, when in eighty-eight per cent of the world the starting age is six or seven? Sue Palmer, author of bestselling Toxic Childhood, uncovers the truth: it's not because of what's best for children, but historical accident and economics. Palmer examines research ranging from neurological science to educational data, and shows that under-sevens gain most -- educationally, physically, socially and psychologically -- from not being stuck behind a desk. Upstart puts forward a passionate case for Britain adopting a proper 'kindergarten' stage that recognises what under-sevens really need. With clarity, ease and vigour, Palmer describes a different way of doing early years education that would have huge benefits both for individual children, and for our nation.

Toxic Childhood How The Modern World Is Damaging Our Children And What We Can Do About It

Toxic Childhood How The Modern World Is Damaging Our Children And What We Can Do About It

Author: Sue Palmer Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/12/2015

One in six children in the developed world is diagnosed as having 'developmental or behavioural problems' - this book explains why and shows what can be done about it. Children throughout the developed world are suffering: instances of obesity, dyslexia, ADHD, bad behaviour and so on are all on the rise. And it's not simply that our willingness to diagnose has increased; there are very real and growing problems. Sue Palmer, a former head teacher and literacy expert, has researched a whole range of problem areas, from poor diet, lack of exercise and sleep deprivation to a range of modern difficulties that are having a major effect: television, computer games, mobile phones. This combination of factors, added to the increasingly busy and stressed life of parents, means that we are developing a toxic new generation. TOXIC CHILDHOOD illustrates the latest research from around the world and provides answers for worried parents as to how they can protect their families from the problems of the modern world and help ensure that their children emerge as healthy, intelligent and pleasant adults.

How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 6-8

How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 6-8

Author: Sue Palmer Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2015

Now in an updated second edition How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 6-8 provides a range of practical suggestions for teaching non-fiction writing skills and linking them to children's learning across the entire curriculum. Providing a number of suggestions for teachers and putting emphasis on creative approaches to teaching children writing in diverse and innovative ways, it provides: techniques for using speaking and listening, drama and games to prepare for writing suggestions for the use of cross-curricular learning as a basis for writing planning frameworks and `skeletons' to promote thinking skills information on key language features of non-fiction texts examples of non-fiction writing guidance on the process of creating writing from note-making. With new hints and tips for teachers and suggestions for reflective practice, How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 6-8 will equip teachers with all the skills and materials needed to create enthusiastic non-fiction writers in their primary classroom.

Speaking Frames: How to Teach Talk for Writing: Ages 8-10

Speaking Frames: How to Teach Talk for Writing: Ages 8-10

Author: Sue Palmer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Now in a new format Speaking Frames: How to Teaching Talk for Writing: Ages 8-10 brings together material from Sue Palmer's popular Speaking Frames books for years 3 and 4. Providing an innovative and effective answer to the problem of teaching speaking and listening, this book offers a range of speaking frames for children to orally `fill in' developing their language patterns and creativity, and boosting their confidence in talk for learning and talk for writing. Fully updated, this book offers: material for individual, paired and group presentations links to cross-curricular `Skeletons' support notes for teachers and assessment guidance advice on flexible progression and working to a child's ability suggestions for developing individual pupils' spoken language skills. With a wealth of photocopiable sheets and creative ideas for speaking and listening, Speaking Frames: How to Teaching Talk for Writing: Ages 8-10 is essential reading for all practising, trainee and recently qualified teachers who wish to develop effective speaking and listening in their classroom.

How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 8-14

How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 8-14

Author: Sue Palmer Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/09/2015

Now in an updated second edition How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 8-14 provides a range of practical suggestions for teaching non-fiction writing skills and linking them to children's learning across the curriculum. Emphasising creative approaches to teaching children's writing in diverse and innovative ways, it provides: information on the organisation and language features of the six main non-fiction text types (recount, report, instruction, explanation, persuasion and discussion) suggestions for the use of cross-curricular learning as a basis for writing planning frameworks for children to promote thinking skills advice on developing children's writing to help with organisational issues - paragraphing and layout, and the key language features examples of non-fiction writing suggestions for talk for learning and talk for writing (including links to 'Speaking Frames'; also published by Routledge) information on the transition from primary to secondary school. With new hints and tips for teachers and suggestions for reflective practice as well as a wealth of photocopiable materials, How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 8-14 will equip teachers with all the skills needed to create enthusiastic non-fiction writers in their classroom.

21st Century Girls How the Modern World is Damaging Our Daughters and What We Can Do About It

21st Century Girls How the Modern World is Damaging Our Daughters and What We Can Do About It

Author: Sue Palmer Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2014

An absolute must-have parenting guide to raising girls in the 21st century. 'There can be no keener revelation of a country's soul than the way it treats its children.' Nelson Mandela Childhood, as a stage in human development, has been steadily eroded. Children today are introduced to 21st-century adult values and behaviour at an increasingly early age, long before they are developmentally ready to cope with them. We expend immense time and effort attending to their material needs while simultaneously neglecting their developmental needs. In this important polemic, Sue Palmer believes that if we do not get a grip on this problem soon, the increase in developmental disorders, behavioural difficulties and mental health problems recorded by experts over recent decades will soon spiral out of control. Sue discusses challenges faced in the 21st century including: -the problems facing parents in an age of materialism -the way gender wars have intensified those problems -the debate about the 'female brain' -the reasons why contemporary culture can be so damaging for children, especially girls -the challenges involved in detoxifying family life Every parent, grandparent, teacher and carer of girls needs to read this book.

Foundations of Literacy Fourth Edition

Foundations of Literacy Fourth Edition

Author: Sue Palmer Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/06/2013

This fully revised fourth edition outlines seven strands of practice for three to six-year old children, designed to develop the skills, concepts and knowledge underpinning literacy in the early years. Accompanying each strand are clear explanations of the research and reasoning on which they are based. Practical advice on helping children transfer their learning into their own child-initiated activities, to build a genuine and solid foundation for literacy, is integral to the book.

Horse Massage for Horse Owners Improve Your Horse's Health and Wellbeing

Horse Massage for Horse Owners Improve Your Horse's Health and Wellbeing

Author: Sue Palmer Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2012

This book is a must for anyone who would like to improve the health, wellbeing or performance of their horse. Practical, educational and easy to follow, the author shares with you the knowledge and skills you need to massage your own horse. Learn about equine anatomy, massage techniques, and how to combine the moves to develop a complete massage routine. With the emphasis on how you can work with your own horse, Sue offers an insight into how to reduce pain and stiffness in your horse as well as improve performance. Massaging your horse gives something back in return for all he does for you, and will help you and your horse to truly enjoy the time that you spend together.

How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 6-8

How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 6-8

Author: Sue Palmer Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2010

Now in an updated second edition How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 6-8 provides a range of practical suggestions for teaching non-fiction writing skills and linking them to children's learning across the entire curriculum. Providing a number of suggestions for teachers and putting emphasis on creative approaches to teaching children writing in diverse and innovative ways, it provides: techniques for using speaking and listening, drama and games to prepare for writing suggestions for the use of cross-curricular learning as a basis for writing planning frameworks and `skeletons' to promote thinking skills information on key language features of non-fiction texts examples of non-fiction writing guidance on the process of creating writing from note-making. With new hints and tips for teachers and suggestions for reflective practice, How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 6-8 will equip teachers with all the skills and materials needed to create enthusiastic non-fiction writers in their primary classroom.

How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 8-14

How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 8-14

Author: Sue Palmer Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2010

Now in an updated second edition How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 8-14 provides a range of practical suggestions for teaching non-fiction writing skills and linking them to children's learning across the curriculum. Emphasising creative approaches to teaching children's writing in diverse and innovative ways, it provides: information on the organisation and language features of the six main non-fiction text types (recount, report, instruction, explanation, persuasion and discussion) suggestions for the use of cross-curricular learning as a basis for writing planning frameworks for children to promote thinking skills advice on developing children's writing to help with organisational issues - paragraphing and layout, and the key language features examples of non-fiction writing suggestions for talk for learning and talk for writing (including links to 'Speaking Frames'; also published by Routledge) information on the transition from primary to secondary school. With new hints and tips for teachers and suggestions for reflective practice as well as a wealth of photocopiable materials, How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 8-14 will equip teachers with all the skills needed to create enthusiastic non-fiction writers in their classroom.

Speaking Frames: How to Teach Talk for Writing: Ages 8-10

Speaking Frames: How to Teach Talk for Writing: Ages 8-10

Author: Sue Palmer Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/08/2010

Now in a new format Speaking Frames: How to Teaching Talk for Writing: Ages 8-10 brings together material from Sue Palmer's popular Speaking Frames books for years 3 and 4. Providing an innovative and effective answer to the problem of teaching speaking and listening, this book offers a range of speaking frames for children to orally `fill in' developing their language patterns and creativity, and boosting their confidence in talk for learning and talk for writing. Fully updated, this book offers: material for individual, paired and group presentations links to cross-curricular `Skeletons' support notes for teachers and assessment guidance advice on flexible progression and working to a child's ability suggestions for developing individual pupils' spoken language skills. With a wealth of photocopiable sheets and creative ideas for speaking and listening, Speaking Frames: How to Teaching Talk for Writing: Ages 8-10 is essential reading for all practising, trainee and recently qualified teachers who wish to develop effective speaking and listening in their classroom.

Speaking Frames: How to Teach Talk for Writing: Ages 10-14

Speaking Frames: How to Teach Talk for Writing: Ages 10-14

Author: Sue Palmer Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/08/2010

Now revised and expanded Speaking Frames: How to Teaching Talk for Writing: Ages 10-14 brings together material from Sue Palmer's popular Speaking Frames books with additional material covering the primary/secondary transition. Providing an innovative and effective answer to the problem of teaching speaking and listening, this book offers a range of speaking frames for children to orally `fill in', developing their language patterns and creativity, 'and boosting their confidence in the use of literate language patterns. Fully updated, this book offers: material for individual paired and group presentations and talk for writing links to cross-curricular `Skeletons' transition material and guidance on `bridging the gap' between primary and secondary schools support notes for teachers and assessment guidance advice on flexible progression and working to a child's ability suggestions for developing individual pupils' spoken language skills. With a wealth of photocopiable sheets and creative ideas for speaking and listening, Speaking Frames: How to Teaching Talk for Writing: Ages 10-14 is essential reading for all practising, trainee and recently qualified teachers who wish to develop effective speaking and listening in their classroom.

21st Century Boys How Modern life is driving them off the rails and how we can get them back on track

21st Century Boys How Modern life is driving them off the rails and how we can get them back on track

Author: Sue Palmer Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2010

A major new insight into the difficulties of raising boys, and how parents can help their sons fulfil their potential. From the author of TOXIC CHILDHOOD. What's happening to boys? At home, they sprawl before a flickering screen, lost in a solitary, sedentary fantasy world; at school, the choice of role seems limited to nerd or thug, bullied or bullying. By the time they reach their teens, the chances of depression, self-harm, drug or alcohol abuse grow each year. Raising boys has never been more difficult. For the sake of their sons, parents need to know the facts about how boys develop and how best to protect them from the damaging effects of modern life. Sue Palmer assesses the issues currently confronting boys from birth to when they leave school, and explains how we can all help to ensure they emerge as healthy, normal adults. Based on the latest research from around the world, 21st CENTURY BOYS provides parents, teachers and others with a clear pathway to bringing up boys.

Detoxing Childhood What Parents Need to Know to Raise Happy, Successful Children

Detoxing Childhood What Parents Need to Know to Raise Happy, Successful Children

Author: Sue Palmer Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2008

Sue Palmer's ground-breaking book TOXIC CHILDHOOD generated national debate. Now, in this important follow-up book, she provides an essential guide on how to bring up children in a way that avoids the problems of a toxic world. Includes practical, easy-to-follow advice on: Food Play Sleep Language Childcare and education Family life Using TV, computers and mobile phones to your advantage With so many pressures across so many parts of our lives today, this book is the one-stop solution to all our concerns about raising healthy, happy children in the modern world.

Teach your class to listen Ages 4-7

Teach your class to listen Ages 4-7

Author: Sue Palmer Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2007

This best-selling series improves the levels of concentration, promotes personal development and aids thinking. * Helps teachers teach their class to listen in order to improve teaching, learning and behaviour. * Written by Sue Palmer, best-selling author and regular TES contributor * Ready-to-use ideas and suggestions for building a listening ethos * Guidance and solutions provided on 50 themes * Easily accessible format

Teach your class to listen Ages 7-11

Teach your class to listen Ages 7-11

Author: Sue Palmer Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2007

This best-selling series improves the levels of concentration, promotes personal development and aids thinking. * Helps teachers teach their class to listen in order to improve teaching, learning and behaviour. * Written by Sue Palmer, best-selling author and regular TES contributor * Ready-to-use ideas and suggestions for building a listening ethos * Guidance and solutions provided on 50 themes * Easily accessible format

Early Literacy Fundamentals A Balanced Approach to Language, Listening, and Literacy Skills

Early Literacy Fundamentals A Balanced Approach to Language, Listening, and Literacy Skills

Author: Sue Palmer, Ros Bayley Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2005

Early Literacy Fundamentals offers powerful activities to develop the skills, concepts, and knowledge underpinning early literacy. It builds on the personal, social, emotional, creative, and physical development skills that are a traditional part of early childhood programs.Based on the latest research, the book recognizes that oral language is the bedrock upon which formal learning is based and that literacy: begins at birth and is part of an ongoing developmental process; develops concurrently with oral language development; is enhanced by adult models who expose children to print and how it works; is based on a systematic relationship between letters and sounds; is rooted in and connected to the child's culture and communication patterns. Each of the activities, organized around a seven-strand framework that reflects successful early childhood practices, is presented along with background research and practical advice on helping children initiate their own constructive play. The types of activities teachers will find include: learning activities appropriate to a young child's age and stage of development; quality pre-school activities that boost all children's language and literacy skills, and build a strong foundation for reading and literacy success in school; opportunities for children to use oral language in a variety of ways as they play and experiment with words; adult-initiated whole-group activities that can be extended into child-initiated play. Early Literacy Fundamentals provides a comprehensive overview of the language and literacy experiences children need, and helps teachers give them a strong base on which future reading and learning success can grow.

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