Planning Creative Literacy Lessons

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This book builds on the guidance given by the Primary Strategy for Literacy. By 'filling in the gaps' that the planning documentation leaves, the book provides teachers with the structures and ideas to plan creatively and effectively for their children whilst following and enhancing the recommendations of the strategy. It includes:

  • clear and practical ways to plan units of work that embrace reading, writing, speaking and listening, in exciting...
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Overview

This book builds on the guidance given by the Primary Strategy for Literacy. By 'filling in the gaps' that the planning documentation leaves, the book provides teachers with the structures and ideas to plan creatively and effectively for their children whilst following and enhancing the recommendations of the strategy. It includes:

  • clear and practical ways to plan units of work that embrace reading, writing, speaking and listening, in exciting and active ways
  • examples of effective practice using children's work that highlight the effects of creative planning
  • suggestions for texts and resources that can be included in half-termly and termly planning.

Written by a team of leading educationalists and teacher educators in the primary literacy field, this edited collection is a must-have for primary teachers wishing to inject creativity into the planning of their literacy lessons.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843122807
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/24/2006
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Planning creative literacy lessons 1
2 Places and spaces : the right environment for literacy 16
3 From ludic to lyrical language 29
4 Planning with short stories 46
5 'You have been personally selected ... ' : navigating non-fiction, negotiating modes : a critical response to real life 65
6 Less is more : working with playscipts in key stage 2 82
7 The Greek times? : revisiting Greek mythology in relation to children's popular culture 96
8 Using novels in the classroom - the whole story 114
9 The supremacy of story : traditional tales and storytelling 130
10 Using picture-books with older readers 149
11 Long ago, in a galaxy far away .... science fiction in the classroom 166
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