Covering the essential areas of practice, this book suggests ways to make your literacy teaching as creative and engaging as possible. Children get the most out of their learning when it is exciting, and this book offers great ideas for classroom practice, while making careful links to research. Sections advise on teaching narrative, poetry and non-fiction, and each chapter contains case studies and ideas to try out in practice. Written for teachers working with children aged 3-11 years, and specifically aimed at those with responsibility for literacy, this book gives you the opportunity to develop children’s literacy in enjoyable and interesting ways.

Enhancing Children's Writing

Enhancing children's writing

Chapter Overview

In this chapter I suggest that the study of the works of a single author not only fulfils a range of objectives but can also provide a deeper insight into how children's engagement with texts might ‘empower’ them and thereby influence their independent writing. It is therefore a ‘way in’ to literature for all age groups and abilities, and places the emphasis on the importance of the texts themselves, how these texts can be utilised as scaffolds and how texts can be used to contextualise the technical aspects of writing. The chapter emphasises the importance of a flexible and creative approach when planning to use the works of a single author, demonstrating how, given the time and opportunity, children ...

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