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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 Non-fiction
Reading into writing
Learning outcomes

By reading this chapter, you will have:

  • Developed an understanding of effective learning and teaching of non-fiction texts
  • Developed an understanding of how using non-fiction connects with learning in other subjects
  • Developed an understanding of how real and relevant contexts powerfully assist learning in non-fiction writing
  • Developed an understanding of the role that talk plays in the writing process
National Curriculum links
From lower Key Stage 2

Pupils should be taught to:

develop positive attitudes to reading and understanding of what they read by:

  • listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks
  • reading books that are structured in different ways and reading for a range of purposes
  • retrieve and record information from non-fiction

Children should understand ...

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