This brand new edition of Creative Teaching: English in the Primary Classroom builds on the success of the original in supporting literacy theory and practice in the primary school with key updates which reflect changes made to the curriculum. It encourages students, trainees and practicing teachers to envision and develop a classroom where children can take risks, enjoy and experiment with language, and discover and pursue their interests and talents in an imaginative yet purposeful way.
Split into three main thematic sections - fiction, non-fiction and poetry - the text presents a wide range of exciting activities that encourage the development of creative literacy lessons. Coverage includes enjoyable, interactive and creative teaching strategies; guidance on assessing creative work; opportunities for creative literacy activities across the curriculum; and ideas for working with ages 5-11.
Continuing to emphasise the integrated nature of speaking, listening, reading and writing, this second edition will feature new and extended coverage of:
Spelling, grammar and punctuation;
The importance of home and community experiences;
ICT, mobile devices, eReaders and digital literacies;
Techniques such as hot seating, interactive displays and visual literacy;
Play and drama;
Cross curricular work and new literacies.
Also including up to date case studies exemplifying excellent practice, this book will prove essential and inspiring reading for all trainee and practising teachers, allowing them to reflect upon and develop their creative practice.