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.

Writing from Experience

Writing from experience

Chapter Overview

This chapter explores ways to support children as they develop as writers. Although many of the suggested ideas are linked with the fiction genre, I hope to promote the idea that the writer's voice needs to be more important than the form of the text. While it is helpful to teach particular text types, this can be balanced with providing dedicated time which allows the young writer to develop their own ideas for their work. The child can also select the appropriate text type to be the vehicle for their chosen content. These are the decisions that real writers make all the time. The chapter offers ideas which allow children's voices to be heard through their writing. It challenges ...

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