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Why should we foster creativity in primary English? A practical and accessible text that demonstrates how creative thinking and learning can support primary English teaching. With chapters mapped to the Teachers’ Standards and links to the new National Curriculum, each chapter provides a case study exploring high-quality primary English practice including planning, rationale and ideas for the classroom. These are fully grounded in a wide range of theoretical frameworks, viewpoints and values. Reflective activities in each chapter offering practical exercises and additional reading suggestions, encourage trainee teachers to further their understanding of how theory translates to classroom practice. This inspiring book helps support learning, teaching and assessment without losing innovation, excitement and motivation for both teachers and children.

Reading into writing Key Stage 2 Fiction
Reading into writing: Key Stage 2 Fiction
Learning outcomes

By reading this chapter, you will have:

  • Considered the importance of creative approaches to transcription and composition
  • Considered the importance of assessing the process of writing as well as the product
  • Seen the importance of the role of talk in the writing process
  • Seen how the use of film and multi-modal literacy can engage learners and develop literacy knowledge, skills and understanding
National Curriculum links
From Lower and Upper Key Stage 2 Reading

Pupils should be taught to understand what they read, in books they can read independently, by:

  • checking that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and explaining the meaning of words in context
  • asking questions to improve their understanding of a text
  • drawing inferences such ...
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