From the creator of The Literacy Shed, 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Literacy is packed with new, interesting and practical ideas for new teachers as well as those whose classroom practice needs reinvigorating.
The book covers all aspects of literacy in primary school, with sections on grammar, reading comprehension and writing skills. These sections take teachers from the basics through to some more complicated skills within literacy plus ideas for using fiction and non-fiction, the classics and Shakespeare. There is an emphasis on visual literacy and film literacy as it has so many benefits for students, in particular boys, who may be reluctant readers and writers.
Rob Smith is the creator of The Literacy Shed. He was a primary school teacher for 12 years and for five years a Literacy leader. For four years, Rob has been developing www.literacyshed.com (over one million users worldwide), sharing literacy ideas with users around the world. Rob has delivered over 170 high-quality keynotes, professional development conferences and workshops for teachers and writing workshops for children. Follow Rob on Twitter: @redgierob. Katherine Simpson taught for 12 years. As a member of the school leadership team, she was responsible for coordinating literacy across the school. Katherine now writes and edits content for The Literacy Plus website.