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This book offers lively literacy lessons for children aged 5 to 11, including imagination and visualization, picture books, photographs, paintings, films and television, and comics.

Pictures in the Head
Pictures in the head

How do you motivate children to want to write and where do you find ideas for writing? These questions are frequently asked by teachers who are struggling to encourage their young charges to produce exciting and legible ‘creative writing’ in a short period of time. Anyone who writes knows that it is hard work. Writing takes time, energy and a degree of skill. Even writing a letter of complaint or sympathy - forms most adults will be familiar with - takes thought, consideration and a careful drafting and redrafting to ensure the correct tone. How many adults feel competent enough to sit down and write creatively in a spare few minutes, or even hours? Why then do we ...

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