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Creative Ways to Teach Literacy

Creative Ways to Teach Literacy
Ideas for Children aged 3 to 11

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June 2011 | 120 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Shortlisted for the UKLA Academic Book Award 2013!

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, whilst 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. The authors cover a broad range of topics, including:

- exploring traditional tales

- writing from experience

- using playground games as a foundation for literacy

- performing poetry.

Written for teachers working with children aged 3-11 years, this book gives you the opportunity to develop children's literacy in enjoyable and interesting ways.

Virginia Bower
Enhancing Children's Writing
Caroline Tancock
An Exploration of Traditional Tales
Justine Earl
Writing from Experience
Sue Hammond and Karen Vincent
Playground Games as a Foundation for Literacy Lessons
Susan Barrett and Virginia Bower
Using Poetic Form: An Approach to Poetry Writing in the Primary Classroom
Andrew Lambirth
Poetry is Slamming: Different Ways to Perform Poetry in Primary Schools
Michael Green
Inspiring and Enthusing Children as Readers and Writers of Non-Fiction
Tracy Parvin
Lights, Camera, Action...Take 9!
Virginia Bower
Enhancing Children's Language Acquisition and Development Through Non-Fiction

Good range of practical teaching ideas supported by relevant research. Will be part of the recommended pre-course reading for the post-graduate and employment-based ITE course from this summer.

Dr Elaine Haywood
School of Education, Nottingham Trent University
April 27, 2012

A useful resource for level 6 students and practitioners

Mrs Janine Ryan
Education , Doncaster University Centre
February 17, 2012

very useful, good layout, easy to read suitable for undergraduates and post graduates

Ms Pauline Loftus
School of Education, Bangor University
December 17, 2011

This is a useful introduction to teaching techniques for students.

Ms Susan Hopkins
School of Nursing and Primary Care Practice, Liverpool John Moores University
September 7, 2011

An excellently written book, filled with practical ideas for the pre-service and in-service teacher. The language and activites presented in this book is accessible for teachers.

Mrs Kamala Peter
Department of Education, University of Johannesburg
August 26, 2011

This book supports early literacy and illustatrates a range of methods to carry out for key stage 2 children.

Mrs Kelly Needham
CCLD/Health and Soical Care , South Leicestershire College
August 25, 2011

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

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