A Creative Approach to Teaching Writing

Author: Steve Bowkett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441118950
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Why should children learn to write fluently? What difference will it make to them and the opportunities available to them later on in life? The ability to communicate clearly, accurately and persuasively is a vital life skill. Deficiencies in motivation and thinking skills pervade the challenge of improving children's literacy levels. Get Them Thinking Like Writers! combines practical activities to help children aged 7-11 develop their writing skills, with insights into the attitude that experienced writers apply to their craft. The activities explore different working methods - such as how authors tap into and develop their creativity and how they deal with 'writer's block' - and are supported by strategies for thinking that will develop children's literacy and the way they use language to express their opinions in all subject areas. Steve Bowkett, author, storyteller and education consultant, provides the key concepts and learning benefits of each strategy, along with a series of activities, extension ideas and useful links. Linked resources can be found on the series companion website.

Getting the Buggers to Write

Author: Sue Cowley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441193499
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this third edition, bestselling author Sue Cowley offers advice on improving skills and confidence, and getting students excited about writing - not just in literacy or English, but across the curriculum. This book is full of engaging and creative approaches for writers at all stages of confidence and competence: from children just starting to write, to experienced learners looking to perfect their own style. This edition includes new material on: • writing in the Digital Age• creative ideas for getting boys to write• cross-curricular writing projects On the companion website you'll find lots of useful extras, including advice about the teacher as writer - how you can use your writing skills beyond the school. This thoroughly practical guide will interest all educators who want to maximise the potential of every one of their students. It is an invaluable resource for teachers working at secondary and FE level, but equally a source of inspiration and practical advice for practitioners in primary schools.

Wordtamer

Author: Judy Waite
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315527952
Format: PDF
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Imagine a funfair in the classroom... invite dragons to school...let pupils travel through time! Written by award-winning children’s author Judy Waite, Wordtamer offers over fifty ideas for exciting, innovative writing activities and creative workshops. The book explores how authors actually work and what they achieve through their methods. It considers how teachers and children can incorporate these techniques into their own work, and so improve creative writing. Wordtamer provides easy-to-follow instructions to: set up and run inspiring writing lessons and workshops cover basic elements such as character and setting identify craft skills that link writing with the school curriculum develop ideas into contemporary, science fiction, fantasy or time-travel scenarios using tried-and-tested templates that expand on core concepts engage reluctant writers by using visual and kinaesthetic approaches develop independent and group-work practice enrich creative practice and awareness explore different writing styles improve teaching styles and children’s writing through a range of innovative and interactive activities appreciate why, as well as how, these techniques are so effective. Underpinned by theory and Judy’s own experience of working as an author in schools and running writing workshops for all ages, Wordtamer offers step-by-step, inspiring plans for creative writing lessons that will make a buzz in the classroom. Pupils won’t just create characters...they will become them.

How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum Ages 6 8

Author: Sue Palmer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136931244
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Now in an updated second edition How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 6-8 provides a range of practical suggestions for teaching non-fiction writing skills and linking them to children’s learning across the entire curriculum. Providing a number of suggestions for teachers and putting emphasis on creative approaches to teaching children writing in diverse and innovative ways, it provides: techniques for using speaking and listening, drama and games to prepare for writing suggestions for the use of cross-curricular learning as a basis for writing planning frameworks and ‘skeletons’ to promote thinking skills information on key language features of non-fiction texts examples of non-fiction writing guidance on the process of creating writing from note-making. With new hints and tips for teachers and suggestions for reflective practice, How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 6-8 will equip teachers with all the skills and materials needed to create enthusiastic non-fiction writers in their primary classroom.

Language and Literacy 3 7

Author: Jeni Riley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849202699
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Creative Writing for Critical Thinking

Author: Hélène Edberg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319654918
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book explores narrative imagination and emotion as resources for learning critical meta-reflection. The author examines the learning trajectories of several students as they engage in learning to think critically through a new approach to creative writing, and details how learning through writing is linked to new discoursal identities which are trialled in the writing process. In doing so, she analyses the processes of expansion and change that result from the negotiations involved in learning through writing. This volume offers a completely new approach to creative writing, including useful practical advice as well as a solid theoretical base. It is sure to appeal to students of creative writing and discourse analysis as well as applied linguistics and language as identity.

How to Teach Poetry Writing at Key Stage 3

Author: Pie Corbett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134149824
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How to Teach Poetry Writing at Key Stage 3 is a practical manual for teachers, to be used directly in the classroom. The book begins with a series of poetry games designed to warm up creativity and strengthen the imagination. These are followed by a series of creative poetry workshops, based on the writer's own experience both as a teacher and poet running workshops in schools, which focus on developing a 'poetry base' for young writers. This imaginative base provides a range of poetic techniques and gives pupils experience in developing a repertoire of different forms. The book also offers advice on how to organize an effective workshop, and demonstrates how to teach poetry writing in a dynamic, creative and imaginative way in relationship with the KS3 national framework. Pie Corbett also provides useful advice on working with visiting poets in school, addresses for relevant web-sites, a list of books for follow-up work and a glossary of poetic forms and techniques. Workshops include writing from first hand observation; autobiography - valuing our lives; writing about paintings, sculpture and music; surreal boxes and the bag of words; secrets, lies, wishes and dreams; creating images, taking word snapshots; riddles - hiding the truth; and red wheelbarrows and messages for mice.

Teaching Outdoors Creatively

Author: Stephen Pickering
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317245784
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Teaching Outdoors Creatively offers guidance and a variety of exciting ideas to suit the full range of primary schools and locations. Underpinned by current research and practical experience, it investigates innovative approaches to working creatively with children beyond the classroom. While recognising the diverse needs and opportunities that primary schools have to develop the outdoors as part of their curriculum, it presents a broad range of activities, philosophies and approaches. Key themes explored include: Understanding and using local and home environments Investigating streets and buildings in your area Planning fieldwork Using rivers to inspire children Forest schools Beach schools Physical education outdoors Learning through adventure. ?Teaching Outdoors Creatively supports teaching and learning in a wide range of settings, from schools in rural and urban areas, to off-site outdoor education centres and residential visits. With a focus on developing effective and stimulating learning environments for children it is a must-have resource for all busy trainee and practising teachers.

Creative Ways of Knowing in Engineering

Author: Diana Bairaktarova
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319493523
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book offers a platform for engineering educators who are interested in implementing a “creative ways of knowing” approach to presenting engineering concepts. The case studies in this book reveal how students learn through creative engagement that includes not only design and build activities, but also creative presentations of learning, such as composing songs, writing poems and short stories, painting and drawing, as well as designing animations and comics. Any engineering educator will find common ground with the authors, who are all experienced engineering and liberal arts professors, who have taken the step to include creative activities and outlets for students learning engineering.

Getting the Buggers to Think

Author: Sue Cowley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826464682
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this unique book, Sue Cowlely provides to tips for teaching thinking in her usual approachable, witty and practical style.