Inside the Literacy Hour

Inside the Literacy Hour

Based on a research project conducted in classrooms during the first year of the National Literacy Strategy (NLS), this book provides a practical analysis of the ways in which successful teachers have implemented the Literacy Hour.

Author: Ros Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134518739

Category: Education

Page: 200

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The National Literacy Strategy is at the heart of the government drive to raise the standards in literacy in schools. Based on a research project conducted in classrooms during the first year of the National Literacy Strategy (NLS), this book provides a practical analysis of the ways in which successful teachers have implemented the Literacy Hour. Taking a reflective approach, it chronicles how teachers have changed their attitudes and practice over the first year, and questions why these changes have occurred. With various descriptions of teachers' practice and examples of children's writing throughout, this is an in-depth, yet down-to-earth reflective analysis of effective literacy teaching. Ros Fisher looks in detail at issues such as; improving the teaching of literacy; researching classroom practice; children's learning in the Literacy Hour; changing practice at Key Stage One and Two and mixed age classes and literacy for four-year-olds.
Categories: Education

The Learning and Teaching of Reading and Writing

The Learning and Teaching of Reading and Writing

This book provides a unique description of teacher-pupil interaction during the Literacy Hour in good schools.

Author: Naomi Flynn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470029107

Category: Education

Page: 240

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This book provides a unique description of teacher-pupil interaction during the Literacy Hour in good schools. It is based on detailed observations in inner-city primary schools that were recognised as effective and improving. The analysis is informed by contemporary research into the development and teaching of early literacy. The book provides practice-based examples of how teachers and schools might adapt their delivery for literacy as they move to greater creativity in their teaching of reading and writing. The analysis begins within the classrooms of three expert Key Stage 1 teachers and broadens out in to the wider setting of the schools and their senior management teams. An important theme running throughout the book is how the three teachers were able to make exceptional provision for their pupils, who were largely second language speakers and from socio-economically disadvantaged groups. The teachers’ successful practice grew from their understanding of both early literacy development and planning for individual need. The information in this book will enable student teachers, recently qualified teachers, and teachers interested in enhancing their literacy teaching to develop their practice in a similarly successful way.
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Creativity and Writing

Creativity and Writing

Developing Voice and Verve in the Classroom Teresa Grainger, Kathy Goouch, Andrew Lambirth. Duffield, J., Allen, J., Turner, ... Fisher, R. (2001) Inside the Literacy Hour: Learning from Classroom Experience, London: Routledge.

Author: Teresa Grainger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134332823

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This clear yet authoritative book affirms the vital role of creativity in writing and considers and encourages flexible, innovative practices in teaching. Importantly, the book reflects upon teachers' imaginative and artistic involvement in the writing process as role models, collaborators, artists, and as writers themselves. Arguing that children's creative use of language is key to the development of language and literacy skills, this book focuses on the composition process and how children can express their own ideas. In addition, the authors consider the many forms of creative language that influence the inner and outer voice of children, including reading, investigating, talking and engaging in a range of inspiring activities. Illustrated throughout with many examples of children's writing and drawing, this book also provides suggestions for classroom activities and is a source of inspiration and practical guidance for any teacher looking to deepen their understanding of literacy theory and practice.
Categories: Education

The Literate Classroom

The Literate Classroom

Updated to introduce topics within the context of the new Primary Strategy and the National Literacy Strategy, this edited collection provides sound advice and practical suggestions about the teaching of literacy.

Author: Prue Goodwin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781843123187

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Updated to introduce topics within the context of the new Primary Strategy and the National Literacy Strategy, this edited collection provides sound advice and practical suggestions about the teaching of literacy. Presenting a range of refreshing and challenging viewpoints, the authors describe how the theory behind key areas of literacy teaching can be transformed into realistic learning experiences within the classroom. It includes: * New Material on developing literacy through creativity * Advice on how using ICT can be used to extend and support literacy teaching * Guidance on literacy teaching with EAL pupils * Original material on shared reading and writing Written by a team of literacy experts, this accessible and informative collection is a must-have for all trainee and practicing teachers looking to enhance literacy learning in the primary classroom.
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Unlocking Literacy

Unlocking Literacy

An edited collection describing key issues in supporting literacy development, this book helps to 'unlock' the mysteries behind helping children learn to read, write, speak and listen.

Author: Robert Fisher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317756590

Category: Education

Page: 132

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An edited collection describing key issues in supporting literacy development, this book helps to 'unlock' the mysteries behind helping children learn to read, write, speak and listen. It explores ways to help children develop their skills in literacy, thinking and learning, and shows how literacy teaching can be used creatively and imaginatively with children of all ages and abilities. The new edition of this well-known text: reflects the importance of creativity and the new Primary Strategy offers approaches to teaching literacy that accord with and beyond the literacy hour includes coverage of the Foundation Stage curriculum in every chapter covers the inclusion agenda and supporting EAL pupils highlights the importance of popular culture and visual literacy in children's lives. Interweaving pedagogy with theory and practical suggestions, this book is firmly based in classroom and academic research to support both trainee and practising teacher in the realities of teaching and learning in literacy.
Categories: Education

Classroom Interactions In Literacy

Classroom Interactions In Literacy

This book examines some of the complexities and debates about language, literacy and learning, challenging current assumptions about shared understanding of pedagogical principles.

Author: Bearne, Eve

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335213856

Category: Education

Page: 215

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It challenges and explores current pedagogical orthodoxies and provides credible alternatives and insights based on research.It contributes to a more open and expansive agenda in language, literacy and pedagogy.It represents a move from restrictive certainities to the potent possibilities of uncertainty and professional challenge.
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Improving Teaching and Learning In the Core Curriculum

Improving Teaching and Learning In the Core Curriculum

Intention: to track the responses of 2 children throughout a Literacy Hour Resources: Study Diary for recording observations □ During the whole class ... The experience of teaching is different, the experience of learning is different.

Author: Professor Kate Ashcroft

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135709471

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Focusing on the core subjects of Mathematics, English and Science, the book addresses the political agenda in which the core curriculum takes place, and provides practical information and guidance on teaching the three subjects. The book briefly traces the history of these core subjects, examines what is meant by 'curriculum knowledge', takes apart the classroom and educational issues before offering advice on handling curriculum change and tackling new approaches to teaching. It helps teachers develop their skills through enquiry tasks, case studies, questions and suggested further reading.
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Creativity and Writing Skills

Creativity and Writing Skills

Teachers, trainees and learning support assistants will find this lively and accessible book combines creativity with skills teaching to stimulate and improve children's writing, both at foundation and primary levels.

Author: Kay Hiatt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134136100

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Teachers, trainees and learning support assistants will find this lively and accessible book combines creativity with skills teaching to stimulate and improve children's writing, both at foundation and primary levels. Based on the concepts and objectives of the National Literacy Strategy (NLS), the content is well founded in experience, research and classroom application. Special features include advice on planning, linking to NLS objectives, and selecting texts; demonstration scripts for teachers to use in the classroom; annotated extracts from quality literature to help children read as writers; practical advice on strategies to use in guided writing; and examples of children's work that show how to assess the children's writing and set 'next step' targets. The authors show how you can use drama techniques, story stacks, artifacts and scenarios to engage children in writing, both in fiction and non-fiction, right across the curriculum.
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Joyful Teaching and Learning in the Primary School

Joyful Teaching and Learning in the Primary School

That it was enjoyable can be seen from the reaction of the children and the excitement and enthusiasm generated in the classroom. It was frequent because learning to read had become part of the everyday experience of literacy activities ...

Author: Denis Hayes

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 9781473914100

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This new title applies inspiring ideas and teaching approaches to the different subject areas taught in primary schools. Using a practical, subject-based approach, it promotes creativity, innovativeness and enthusiasm as integral to effective teaching and enhanced standards. Each chapter introduces a subject, its key issues, vital knowledge and pedagogical implications. In addition, case studies, action points, key quotes and thought-provoking suggestions for practice encourage readers to engage with the text. Offering refreshing, innovative perspectives in an accessible format, this book will help trainees and teachers to develop skills, boost their confidence and, crucially, increase their own and their pupils' enjoyment.
Categories: Education

Teaching Speaking and Listening in the Primary School

Teaching Speaking and Listening in the Primary School

Speaking and listening, along with reading and writing, are essential components of literacy and learning development within the National Primary Strategy.

Author: Elizabeth Grugeon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135396701

Category: Education

Page: 180

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Speaking and listening, along with reading and writing, are essential components of literacy and learning development within the National Primary Strategy. This best-selling introductory text updates teachers on national developments and best practice in speaking and listening in the classroom through: speaking and listening issues: a review story-telling and drama oral and popular culture and media planning for talk across the curriculum the impact of ICT: software, email, internet, computer games.
Categories: Education