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 is a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. She teaches on both the undergraduate programme and on the full time PGCE English course and is also part of the team who teach the Masters in Language and Literacy. Virginia is very keen to promote a love of literature in both children and university students and convenes a reading group for undergraduate trainee teachers where children's literature is shared, studied and enjoyed. She is currently undertaking a doctoral study focusing on supporting children with English as an additional language.
PART ONE: NARRATIVE Enhancing Children's Writing - Virginia Bower An Exploration of Traditional Tales - Caroline Tancock Writing from Experience - Justine Earl PART TWO: POETRY Playground Games as a Foundation for Literacy Lessons - Sue Hammond and Karen Vincent Using Poetic Form: An Approach to Poetry Writing in the Primary Classroom - Susan Barrett and Virginia Bower Poetry is Slamming: Different Ways to Perform Poetry in Primary Schools - Andrew Lambirth PART THREE: NON-FICTION Inspiring and Enthusing Children as Readers and Writers of Non-Fiction - Michael Green Lights, Camera, Action...Take 9! - Tracy Parvin Enhancing Children's Language Acquisition and Development Through Non-Fiction - Virginia Bower