A Creative Approach to Teaching Rhythm and Rhyme

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

Language and Literacy 3 7

Author: Jeni Riley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849202699
Format: PDF
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This practical guide considers the research evidence that is needed to inform enlightened practice, and offers concrete suggestions and teaching approaches for early years settings and classrooms. This comprehensive book shows the 'what' the 'how' and the 'why' of innovative, creative practice for teaching language and literacy. The author clearly examines how young children learn to use both spoken and written language, and shows how to assess, plan and teach for the effective learning of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Each chapter includes case studies, learning and teaching suggestions and further reading, and topics covered include: o Learning to communicate o Developing spoken language in early years settings and classrooms o The links between oracy and literacy o The inter-relatedness of the literacy process o Teaching literacy holistically o The assessment of language and literacy o Supporting literacy in Keystage 1, teaching reading and teaching writing for different purposes o Children and books o Teaching children for whom English is an additional language o Language, literacy, learning and ICT.

A Poetry Teacher s Toolkit

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

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.

Teaching English Creatively

Author: Teresa Cremin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317661834
Format: PDF, ePub
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What does it mean to teach English creatively to primary school children? Teaching English Creatively encourages and enables teachers to adopt a more creative approach to the teaching of English in the primary school. Fully updated to reflect the changing UK curricula, the second edition of this popular text explores research-informed practices and offers new ideas to develop imaginatively engaged readers, writers, speakers and listeners. Underpinned by theory and research, and illustrated throughout with examples of children’s work, it examines the core elements of creative practice and how to explore powerful literary, non-fiction, visual and digital texts creatively. Key themes addressed include: Developing creativity in and through talk and drama Creatively engaging readers and writers Teaching grammar and comprehension imaginatively and in context Profiling meaning and purpose, autonomy, collaboration and play Planning, reviewing and celebrating literacy learning Ensuring the creative involvement of the teacher Inspiring and accessible, Teaching English Creatively puts contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront and includes a wealth of innovative ideas to enrich English teaching. Written by an experienced author with extensive experience of initial teacher education and English teaching in the primary school, it’s an invaluable resource for any teacher who wishes to embed creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.

Creative Approaches to Poetry for the Primary Framework for Literacy

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

Name Games

Author: Doug Goodkin
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
ISBN: 9780769264424
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Doug Goodkin has created a unique way to teach music by using the time-tested concept of "name games." Every teacher has used them, and together with the principles of Orff-Schulwerk, Name Games will bring out the best in students on a personal and musical level. Includes a potpourri of games for all age levels, such as "Spelling Name," "Name Stories," "Icky Bicky Soda Cracker," "Rumplestiltskin," "Birthday Groups," and many more. There are opportunities for integrating the curriculum and a developmental process based on the Orff-Schulwerk.

Tiger Lilies Toadstools and Thunderbolts

Author: Iris M. Tiedt
Publisher: International Reading Assoc.
ISBN: 9780872071704
Format: PDF
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This text is packed with teaching ideas to stir young learners' interest in poetry, that can be adapted to different levels of ability and interest. The activities describe throughout the text are presented in an appendix as handy reproducibles and there is a list of additional resources.

Page to Stage

Author: James Carter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136767835
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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An exciting and creative approaches that links literacy and oracy in a way that children will enjoy. Performing poetry is also proven to boost self-esteem. Includes: * An audio CD with recordings of published poets and children performing their own work * Activities to develop speaking and listening skills * Model poems from which to work * Guidelines for progressing through the writing and performance process * A three stage model: preparation -- writing -- performing