WorldCat Identities

Southgate, Vera

Works: 366 works in 1,065 publications in 10 languages and 8,210 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Fairy tales  Picture books  Folklore  Graphic novels  Pictorial works  Readers (Publications)  Board books  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Illustrator, Contributor, Narrator, Translator
Classifications: PZ8, E
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Vera Southgate
Reading - which approach? by Vera Southgate( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and Danish and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this book is to help teachers to select reading materials and equipment for classroom use. Part 1 explains the objectives and defines the terminology to be used. Part 2, Criteria for Assessing Reading Approaches, places before the reader many of the factors which influence children's reading progress. The factors include the reading task itself, the learner, the teacher, and the learning situation. The two most important factors are considered to be the teacher's own basic beliefs about reading and the needs of the children at each stage of learning to read. An appraisal of reading approaches based on these factors was outlined in Part 2. In Part 3, nine current approaches to reading are examined and divided into three main divisions of look-and-say, phonic, and use of other media, including the Initial Teaching Alphabet, Words in Colour, and Colour Story Reading. The authors concluded that no one approach to reading can be considered as the ideal choice in every situation, but that the teacher who has considered the criteria of selection and made the necessary decisions as suggested should succeed in selecting the most appropriate approach for her use. A bibliography and tables of The Vocabulary of Five Look-and-Say Reading Schemes are included. (Aw)
Goldilocks and the three bears by Vera Southgate( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and French and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost in the woods, a tired and hungry little girl finds the home of the three bears where she helps herself to food and goes to sleep
Extending beginning reading by Vera Southgate( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extending Beginning Reading was a research project based at the School of Education, University of Manchester, England, from September 1973 to December 1977. The project, aimed at helping readers seven years and older improve their reading skills, is detailed in this book, in which most of the seven sections contain implications for teachers. The book begins with background information on the project. Part 2 discusses the questions to which the research was directed, such as, What is reading? How do children learn to read? What skills are used in reading? And, What can the teacher do to help? Part 3 contains the teachers' viewpoints, including their preferred outcomes of the project and their aims and objectives. Part 4 emphasizes the growing importance of the reading environment and investigates this environment in eight schools. Part 5 deals with teachers of reading, including their estimates of children's reading ability, the books they use, their methods, their encouragement and training of children to use reading skills, and the results of their guidance on children's book choices. Part 6 discusses children as readers, including what children think about reading, children's views on books, reading and related assessments, and strategies children use in reading (miscue analysis and the cloze procedure). Part 7 presents the main project findings and recommendations for a more effective reading program. The appendixes contain materials used in the project, including tables of findings and lists of related publications. (El)
Three little pigs by Vera Southgate( Book )

28 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only one of the three pig brothers survives the hazardous experience of building a house
The three billy-goats Gruff by Vera Southgate( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three clever billy goats outwit a big ugly troll that lives under the bridge they must cross on their way up the mountain
I.t.a.: an independent evaluation by Francis William Warburton( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Red Riding Hood by Vera Southgate( Book )

27 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Red Riding Hood goes to visit her grandmother, but when she gets to grandmother's house, there is a wolf there instead!
Beauty and the beast by Vera Southgate( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful maid releases a handsome prince from the spell which has turned him into an ugly beast
Jack and the beanstalk by Vera Southgate( Book )

23 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack trades the family cow for a handful of beans, which grow into an enormous beanstalk, and lead him on an extraordinary adventure
Cinderella by Vera Southgate( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ladybird has published fairy tales for over forty-five years, bringing the magic of traditional stories to each new generation of children. This classic version of Cinderella is based on the original Ladybird retelling by Vera Southgate, with beautiful new illustrations of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail."
The magic porridge pot by Vera Southgate( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The porridge pot always produces food for the little girl, but it runs amuck when her mother tries to use it without knowing the magic words to stop it
Beginning reading by Vera Southgate( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From among the papers the author has presented at various conferences and the articles she has written for different journals, nine were selected to form this book. They are all concerned with beginning reading, and each forms a chapter of the book. Chapter one, "Approaches to Beginning Reading in Great Britain," discusses background factors, beginning reading in practice, and the results of approaches to beginning reading. Chapter two, "Selecting an Approach to Teaching Reading," deals with teachers' interest in new approaches, criteria for judging new approaches, and deciding if a new approach is necessary. Chapter three, "The Importance of Structure in Beginning Reading," addresses reading in progressive infant classes and the need for structure. The arguments for and against early reading instruction are presented in Chapter four, "Early Reading." Part Two of the book, chapters five through eight, is concerned with the augmented alphabet and with I.T.A. Chapter nine, "Formulae for Beginning Reading Tuition," discusses terminology, reading progress, and implications for future research. (Wr)
The big pancake by Vera Southgate( Book )

19 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a mother makes a huge pancake for her seven hungry little boys, the pancake decides it doesn't want to be eaten, jumps out of the pan and rolls away. It manages to escape the hungry grasp of everyone it meets until it comes upon a very clever pig
The princess and the pea : retold for easy reading by Vera Southgate( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This beautiful hardback Ladybird edition of The Princess and the Pea is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+. The tale is sensitively retold, retaining all the key parts of the story beginning with the princess finding her way to the castle one stormy night, through to her sleepless night on top of twenty mattresses! "
The Gingerbread boy by Vera Southgate( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1989 in English and French and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little gingerbread boy runs away from everyone, except the sly old fox
Chicken licken : based on a traditional folk tale by Vera Southgate( Book )

16 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an acorn hits her on the head, Chicken Little believes the sky is falling down and runs to tell the King and everyone she meets along the way
The elves and the shoemaker by Jacob Grimm( Book )

4 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in French and Arabic and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection "Grands Contes Classiques". Un Ladybird "lecture facile"
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Audience level: 0.54 (from 0.21 for The Ginger ... to 0.97 for Rapunzel ...)

Goldilocks and the three bears
Three little pigsThe three billy-goats GruffLittle Red Riding HoodBeauty and the beastJack and the beanstalkCinderellaThe magic porridge potThe big pancake