A Creative Approach to Teaching Rhythm and Rhyme

Author: Andy Croft
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472919114
Format: PDF, Docs
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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...

Creative Approaches to Child Development

Author: Grace Nash
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457408212
Format: PDF, ePub, 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.

A Poetry Teacher s Toolkit

Author: Collette Drifte
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134140029
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Creative Approaches to Poetry for the Primary Framework for Literacy

Author: Jan Foale
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135246637
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Hooray for Fish

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

Bringing the Froebel Approach to your Early Years Practice

Author: Helen Tovey
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131720722X
Format: PDF
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Have you ever wondered about the origins of the kindergarten and the influence of Froebel on early years practice? What did Froebel mean by a garden for children? Why did he believe that play is central in young children’s learning? Bringing the Froebel Approach to your Early Years Practice looks at the founder of the kindergarten and his profound influence on provision and practice for young children today. The Froebelian approach is not a method but includes distinctive principles which shape and guide practice. This new edition has been fully updated in line with the revised EYFS and includes: extra material on using the approach with children of different ages and the role of the adult a discussion of key Froebelian principles such as play, imagination, creativity, learning through self-activity and making connections an examination of block play and how this can be developed in contemporary settings Froebel’s ideas on nature and outdoor play and why these are fundamental to young children’s learning how Froebel used movement, song, rhythm and rhyme to provide key learning experiences With examples of innovative practice and ideas for reflection, this convenient guide will help practitioners and students fully understand what the Froebel approach can offer their setting and children.

A Poetry Teacher s Toolkit Rhymes rhythms and rattles

Author: Collette Drifte
Publisher: David Fulton Pub
ISBN: 9781853468193
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Circus Max

Author: Andy Croft
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472911970
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Max has always wanted to be in a circus. The problem is, he's useless at performing. He's incredibly clumsy, no good at acrobatics, and his tricks all go wrong, no matter what he does. But that doesn't stop him tryingÂ? When his school talent show is announced Max knows it's his time to shine. Can he prove to his friends and family once and for all that the circus is the place for him? Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, Wired Connect encourages and supports reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers or those with English as an additional language aged 9+, at a manageable length (64 pages) and reading level (7+). Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.

Songwriting Without Boundaries

Author: Pat Pattison
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1599632977
Format: PDF, ePub
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Writing great song lyrics requires practice and discipline. "Songwriting without boundaries" makes it fun with more than 150 exercises and prompts designed to inspire and improve your work. For songwriters, poets - even novelists.