A Creative Approach to Teaching Rhythm and Rhyme

Author: Andy Croft
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472919114
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The content of this book is based on the Andy Croft's experience of working with children in over 400 UK schools and will provide teachers with ideas, games, examples and models that they can use in the classroom to encourage their children to become writers and readers through the practice of rhyme and rhythm. He strongly believes that you don't have to be 'good at English' to be able to enjoy the music of ordinary speech. Using rhythm and rhyme is a democratic creative act that is equally hard and equally easy for everyone. It has special rules which won't let you reach for the first word that comes into your head. Your words have to fit the pattern. You don't have to write anything down, but you do have to become a writer. And once you have become a writer, you might become a reader...

A Poetry Teacher s Toolkit

Author: Collette Drifte
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134140029
Format: PDF, ePub
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Professional poets spend many hours crafting a finished piece of work, yet we expect children in school to sit down and write when they are told to, whether they feel inspired or not. This series of four books is a toolkit to help you build a positive framework for children to read, write, understand and enjoy poetry - to bring a creative spark to the poetry classroom. A combination of featured poems, creative ideas, structured lesson plans and differentiated photocopiable activity sheets gives the series a uniquely flexible approach - which means you can use the materials in any classroom context. If you're wary of poetry, if you think it's boring, or if you're nervous about teaching poetry, then you've chosen the right book. Key themes covered in BOOK 2: Rhymes, Rhythms and Rattles are rhythm and rhyme in poetry, sounds, alliteration, words to create effects, onomatopoeia, and metaphor and simile. Other books in the series are: BOOK 1: Words and Wordplay; BOOK 3: Style, Shape and Structure; and BOOK 4: Language and Performance.

Text Structures From Nursery Rhymes

Author: Gretchen Bernabei
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506387950
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Revolutionary Strategy for Teaching Writing to Children How can we shape young students, often just learning how to hold a pencil, into capable writers? This groundbreaking book offers the solution: a clear framework for guiding children to write in any style, from narrative to persuasive. The key lies in using familiar text structures to break down a story into its main components, immediately thrusting students into the role of the writer. Included are 53 lessons, each centered around a classic nursery rhyme, and all the tools you’ll need to lead your students in crafting their own story — in words, pictures, or both. Discover how text structures, already a success in later grades, can also have a profound impact on younger students’ progress.

A Poetry Teacher s Toolkit Rhymes rhythms and rattles

Author: Collette Drifte
Publisher: David Fulton Pub
ISBN: 9781853468193
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This series of four books is a toolkit to help teachers build a positive framework for children to read, write, understand and enjoy poetry - to bring a creative spark to the classroom.

Preschool Songs Fingerplays

Author: Kim Cernek
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781591982234
Format: PDF
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Help young children discover how exciting learning can be with this unique compilation of original and traditional songs and fingerplays. The activities complement preschool curriculums and are designed to bolster young learners' language experience, reading and math readiness skills, as well as develop fine and large motor skills.

Creative Approaches to Poetry for the Primary Framework for Literacy

Author: Jan Foale
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135246637
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Creative Approaches to Poetry for the Primary Framework for Literacy supports teachers in planning, teaching and, most importantly, enjoying poetry with their pupils. With an emphasis on creative, cross curricular approaches the authors explore tried and tested methods of teaching poetry in an engaging and comprehensive manner. A carefully considered range of poems has been included in order to expand children’s repertoires in a variety of poetic forms. Chapters cover: how to develop a range of creative approaches to teaching poetry, involving visualisation, drama, choral speaking, performance, discussion and writing how to engage children from a variety of backgrounds and abilities in experiencing poetry in its many forms integrating the teaching of poetry with all other areas of the curriculum including ICT and citizenship effectively linking all work to the KS1 poetry units of the renewed Primary National Framework for Literacy an innovative model that takes children on a journey beginning before they meet the poem through to becoming poets themselves. This accessible and user-friendly book includes informative case studies, photographs and children’s work to demonstrate alternative routes to working with poetry. It will prove an invaluable resource for all primary teachers seeking to employ progressive and effective strategies in the teaching of poetry.

Creative Approaches to Child Development

Author: Grace Nash
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457408212
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A wonderful collection of Grace Nash's creative approaches to child development using music, language and movement. Incorporates the philosophies and techniques of Orff, Kodaly and Laban.

Hooray for Fish

Author: Lucy Cousins
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763693529
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Little Fish has all sorts of fishy friends in his underwater home, but loves one of them most of all.

Songwriting Without Boundaries

Author: Pat Pattison
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599632971
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Infuse your lyrics with sensory detail! Writing great song lyrics requires practice and discipline. Songwriting Without Boundaries will help you commit to routine practice through fun writing exercises. This unique collection of more than150 sense-bound prompts helps you develop the skills you need to: tap into your senses and inject your writing with vivid details effectively use metaphor and comparative language add rhythm to your writing and manage phrasing Songwriters, as well as writers of other genres, will benefit from this collection of sensory writing challenges. Divided into four sections, Songwriting Without Boundaries features four different fourteen-day challenges with timed writing exercises, along with examples from other songwriters, poets, and prose writers.