Able Writers in Your School: Developing the Potential of Gifted Children in Primary Schools: A Practical Guide for Teachers

Able Writers in Your School: Developing the Potential of Gifted Children in Primary Schools: A Practical Guide for Teachers

By: Brian Moses (author), Roger Stevens (author)Paperback

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Able Writers in Your School contains ideas, practical advice and lesson plans to help you to develop the potential of the gifted and talented pupils in your primary school - and all the other pupils as well. Many children have a real ability for writing. This book is designed for teachers who want to develop the potential of these pupils. Over 70 inspirational examples of children's work show the standard of children's work achievable. In trial schools Ofsted praised the big part played by the Able Writers Scheme in improving SAT results from level 4 to level 5.

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INTRODUCTION; GETTING STARTED: POETRY AND PROSE; Redrafting - Some essentials; Response partners; The Teacher's input; Cliches; Use of adjectives; warming up - Some useful techniques; Make your confession; Total mega embarrassment; Feeling frightened; Crossing the river; Poems for two voices; Dreams; Strange hobbies; A special place; Your worst journey; Pirates; Teacher for sale; Freestyle writing - Imagine a person; GETTING MOVING: MAINLY POEMS; People and situations - Characters from the past; Phantom figures - On ghosts and spirits; Take an idea and s-t-r-e-t-c-h it - Similes and super creatures; Making the familiar scary - Writing a performance piece; I've forgotten something - Revealing a cache of memories; Place names - What's in a name?; Positives from negatives - Making a silk purse; About Noah's Ark - Don't miss the boat; Creature encounters - Springboard for a story; Amazing facts about animals - Outlandish but true; Pick and mix - Learning by example; From the Celtic - Of the big and powerful; The power of simplicity - Locust tree in flower; The power of metaphor - What would I be?; A sense of loss - Focus and feelings; Shorts - Good and bad; That's nonsense; The Sound of Music; Beginning, middle and end; Serious issues - Share a date; GETTING AHEAD: MAINLY PROSE; Creating a character - Am I realistic?; Creating a setting - The hills are alive; Plot - Cinderella plus; Dialogue - Trapped in a lift; Descriptive writing - You need hands; A room with a view; Who sleeps in a room like this?; Conflict - Is there trouble brewing?; Point of view - From short journeys; Suspense - Fantastical phobias; More about cliches - As red as a colour; The magic garden; All cut up about cliches, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds; Presenting, performing and publishing; ENDWORD; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX OF POETRY AND PROSE; SCHOOL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/08/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781903853993
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9781903853993
  • weight: 215
  • ISBN10: 1903853990

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