Crossing Points: Modern Caribbean, African and Asian Short Stories
Pupils are encouraged to explore the texts, appreciate different cultures and develop appropriate creative responses, using the accompanying activities. Pupils are given a focus for their reading and help to understand the cultures using the background information provided. Motivation and interest are increased as the book includes attractive designs and illustrations, which bring the stories to life. Literacy development is enhanced throughout the stories, which progress in terms of reading difficulty in each section. All sections include an introduction and suggested activities for each story.
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activity asks Africa ain't Akunma apartheid assess your Speaking Auntie Bengali Brick Lane Bruce Lee chairs characters Chibo Chief crowd Daddy dance Dolly Funeral Dolly Parton door Errol eyes face feel fight film front Germaine girl Goldfinger gone hands happened head Indian ivory dancer Jamaica JAMILA GAVIN Jan Venter Jasper and Saga-boy Jolil Jolil's father Khalil Khan kitchen Kung Fu laugh live look Lorna Lorna Goodison Louise Manko Margot Marika Meneer Venter Miah Miz Ruby Morrisson mother Mummy Nasreen never night parents park Patsy Peace and Love poinsettia Rampersad Rannie Rebecca round Sam Selvon Shango St Judes St Victoria stop story street SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES Suman Sunny swings talk tell thief things told tree trying turned Varma Veronica village voice walked white estate wife woman write wunna