Creative Ways to Teach Literacy

Author: Virginia Bower
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 0857020463
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Shortlisted for the UKLA Academic Book Award 2013! Covering the essential areas of practice, this book suggests ways to make your literacy teaching as creative and engaging as possible. Children get the most out of their learning when it is exciting, and this book offers great ideas for classroom practice, whilst making careful links to research. Sections advise on teaching narrative, poetry and non-fiction, and each chapter contains case studies and ideas to try out in practice. The authors cover a broad range of topics, including: - exploring traditional tales - writing from experience - using playground games as a foundation for literacy - performing poetry. Written for teachers working with children aged 3-11 years, this book gives you the opportunity to develop children's literacy in enjoyable and interesting ways.

101 Inclusive and SEN English Lessons

Author: Claire Brewer
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784507083
Format: PDF, Docs
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Create an inclusive classroom for all with this resource, full of ideas for engaging and accessible English lessons. Each lesson is tailored to objectives for children working below National Curriculum levels and includes a learning objective, the resources needed, the main activity, a plenary and a consolidation activity to help support children's understanding. When working with children, and especially those with SEN, lessons need to meet their interests as well as their needs by containing visual stimulus and promoting fine and gross motor skills, and the activities in this book have been specifically designed with this in mind. This straightforward and practical book offers you 101 creative classroom activities for teaching English to pupils who are achieving at P Levels 4 - 8, as well as mapping the range of additional skills they will acquire.

Creative Teaching English in the Early Years and Primary Classroom

Author: Chris Horner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135396566
Format: PDF
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Presenting a range of exciting activities that support the development of creative English lessons within the existing structures of the Foundation Curriculum and the National Curriculum, this book: is packed full of interactive and creative teaching strategies provides guidance on assessing creative work highlights opportunities for creative literacy activities across the curriculum covers ages 3-11.

Teaching Media in Primary Schools

Author: Cary Bazalgette
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446247902
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Children growing up in the 21st century need to understand the full range of media available to them, both as sources of information and entertainment, and as a means of communicating and sharing ideas. Embedded in the primary curriculum, media education enables children to become more fully literate for the digital age. Grounded in best classroom practice, this book aims to help you think about the role of media in children's lives, and to teach about media effectively in your classroom. Three dimensions of media education for the 3-11 age range are highlighted : children's own cultural experiences, the development of critical awareness, and opportunities for creative expression. The chapters are written by literacy advisors, leading academics, teacher-trainers and classroom practitioners. Topics covered include: - understanding children's relationships with media and how to build on these constructively - getting to grips with "multimodality" - developing children's critical skills through watching and analysing moving image media - broadening children's experiences of different kinds of media and their media literacy - creative media activities that promote imaginative thinking and decision-making - the importance of social networking and social media and how to use these in the classroom In an increasingly digital world, media education is an essential part of good teaching, not just as a tool to teach the more traditional aspects of the curriculum, but in its own right as an essential part of literacy. This book is relevant to all teachers working in Primary schools, and will be particularly helpful for Literacy Co-ordinators.

Teaching English Creatively

Author: Teresa Cremin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135270643
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What does it mean to teach English creatively to primary school children? How can you successfully develop pupils’ engagement with reading and writing skills? Teaching English Creatively demonstrates the potential of creative teaching to develop children’s knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes. Underpinned by theory and research, it also offers informed and practical support to both students in initial teacher education, and practising teachers who want to develop their teaching. Illustrated by examples of children’s work, this book explores the core elements of creative practice in relation to developing engaged readers, writers, speakers and listeners. Creative ways to explore powerful literary, non-fiction, visual and digital texts are offered throughout. Key themes addressed include: meaning and purpose play and engagement curiosity and autonomy collaboration and making connections reflection and celebration the creative involvement of the teacher. Stimulating and accessible, with contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront, Teaching English Creatively includes a wealth of innovative ideas to enrich literacy practice. Written by an experienced author with extensive experience of initial teacher education and English teaching in the primary school, this book is an essential purchase for any professional who wishes to embed creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.

Early Childhood Experiences in Language Arts Early Literacy

Author: Jeanne M. Machado
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305544773
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES IN LANGUAGE ARTS: EARLY LITERACY, Eleventh Edition responds to national legislation, professional standards, and public concern about the development of young children's language and foundational literacy skills by providing current research-based instructional strategies in early language development. Activities throughout emphasize the relationship between listening, speaking, reading, writing (print), and viewing in language arts areas. This text addresses the cultural and ethnic diversity of children and provides techniques and tips for adapting curricula. Theory is followed by how-to suggestions and plentiful examples of classic books and stories, poems, finger plays, flannel board and alphabet experiences, puppetry, language games, drama, and phonemic and phonetic awareness activities. Students will also learn how, as teachers, they can best interact with children to promote appropriate language development, and how they can create a print-rich environment in the classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Literacy

Author: Cate Heroman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781879537873
Format: PDF, Docs
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Strategies for integrating preschool literary experiences into the entire daily schedule.

Literacy Through Creativity

Author: Prue Goodwin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1843120879
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is a fresh and practical approach to examining the way in which creative arts can be used in the classroom to enhance the learning of literacy in the primary school. It includes case studies and activities that clarify the role of creativity in the literacy teaching and advises how to help develop teaching skills. This is a must-have text for teachers who seek to make literacy learning interesting and fun.