Inspiring Writing in Primary Schools

Inspiring Writing in Primary Schools

By: Liz Chamberlain (author), Emma Kerrigan-Draper (author)Paperback

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Trainee and early career teachers often struggle to see the opportunities for meaningful writing in the curriculum. With the new curriculum being implemented since September 2014, there is an opportunity to respond more imaginatively to the way they approach and teach writing. So, how do they find examples of lessons that encourage purposeful writing across all curriculum areas? This book provides exemplar lessons alongside a detailed exploration of what makes them good, the theory behind them in order to consider the teaching of writing critically and envisage how they can shape lessons for their own teaching. With additional online material at this book offers practical guidance on planning inspiring writing lessons, as well as highlighting opportunities for writing across a range of subjects.

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About Author

Liz Chamberlain is a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at the Open University and is a former primary teacher, leading literacy teacher and Assistant Headteacher. Her main area of expertise is linked to the field of English and, in particular, children's home writing practices. In particular, her interests focus on the ways in which children are positioned, and position themselves, as writers both at home and in school. She continues to work with children as co-researchers through the capture of on-going writing practices through the use of video and photographs. For four years she was the Strategic Consultant for the Everybody Writes national writing project and continues to use this work to reflect on effective literacy practices. She regularly runs after-school writing clubs in local schools. Emma Kerrigan-Draper is currently a headteacher in a small city primary school.


Children and writing Sharing definitions of writing Writing in the national curriculum Teachers as readers and writers Becoming a historical enquirer Creating a geographical soundscape Story stones for telling stories Using quality children's literature Found words Using technology and popular culture Writers' workshop Writing beyond the classroom Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/05/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781473916104
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781473916104
  • weight: 272
  • ISBN10: 1473916100

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