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Southgate, Vera

Overview
Works: 365 works in 1,015 publications in 11 languages and 8,328 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Fairy tales  Folklore  Pictorial works  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Illustrator, Contributor, Narrator, Translator
Classifications: PZ8.S687, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Vera Southgate
Reading - which approach? by Vera Southgate( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and Danish and held by 346 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)
The elves and the shoemaker by Vera Southgate( Book )

26 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and French and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This beautiful hardback Ladybird edition of The Elves and the Shoemaker is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+. Ladybird Tales are based on the original Ladybird retellings by Vera Southgate, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail. "--Wheelers.co.nz
Goldilocks and the three bears by Vera Southgate( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goldilocks went walking in the woods and found the house belonging to the three bears. In she went, but there was nobody home - but there were three steaming bowls of porridge on the table!
Extending beginning reading by Vera Southgate( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 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 )

24 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and held by 295 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 )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 293 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
Little Red Riding Hood by Vera Southgate( Book )

27 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 277 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!
I.t.a.: an independent evaluation by F. W Warburton( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beauty and the beast by Vera Southgate( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple version of the fairy tale of the lovely girl who went to live in a castle with a terrible beast to keep the promise her father made, and what happened later
Cinderella by Vera Southgate( Book )

22 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 234 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."--Wheelers.co.nz
Jack and the beanstalk : based on a traditional folk tale by Vera Southgate( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and held by 230 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
Beginning reading by Vera Southgate( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 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 magic porridge pot by Vera Southgate( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Croatian and held by 225 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
The big pancake by Vera Southgate( Book )

19 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 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
The princess and the frog by Vera Southgate( Book )

23 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the classic Grimm Brothers' tale of a beautiful princess who makes a promise to a frog which she does not intend to keep. Includes brief history of the story of The princess and the frog
The Gingerbread boy by Vera Southgate( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The little gingerbread boy runs away from everyone, except the sly old fox
The princess and the pea : retold for easy reading by Vera Southgate( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl feels a pea through twenty mattresses and twenty featherbeds and proves she is a real princess
Rumpelstiltskin by Vera Southgate( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This beautiful hardback Ladybird edition of Rumpelstiltskin is a perfect first illustrated introduction to this classic fairy tale for young readers from 3+. Ladybird Tales are based on the original Ladybird retellings by Vera Southgate, with beautiful pictures of the kind children like best - full of richness and detail."--Wheelers.co.nz
Puss in boots by Vera Southgate( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retelling of the tale of a clever cat who wins a fortune and the hand of a princess for his master, the youngest son of a poor miller
Chicken Licken by Vera Southgate( Book )

16 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sky is falling! I must tell the King!" cries Chicken Licken after an acorn falls on his head. Does the King ever get the message?
 
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