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: 205

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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.
Categories: Education

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: 225

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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

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: 226

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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.
Categories: Education

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: 180

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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.
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: 226

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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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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

Non Fiction for the Literacy Hour

Non Fiction for the Literacy Hour

This book offers practical guidance for teachers using the National Literacy Strategy at Key Stages 1 and 2, based on the six categories of non-fiction outlined in the Strategy.

Author: Guy Merchant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134126651

Category: Education

Page: 123

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This book offers practical guidance for teachers using the National Literacy Strategy at Key Stages 1 and 2, based on the six categories of non-fiction outlined in the Strategy. It gives an accessible introduction to the features of each of these text types. Many teachers now feel confident in working with fiction and poetry, whereas the non-fiction objectives have been more challenging. The book includes new subject knowledge, such as understanding the linguistic features of different text types, and the need to find authentic reading material; practical classroom examples; high-quality photocopiable texts and activity sheets; and detailed guidance on how to work with the material at text, sentence and word level. Each chapter consists of a description of the genre, a text example, a photocopiable double-page spread giving an annotated version of the text, details of the classroom resources for developing the ideas and activity sheets for each text. The book will appeal to all teachers and student teachers working at Key Stages 1 and 2, English and Literacy advisers in LEAs, and providers of initial and in-service training.
Categories: Education

Second Language Literacy Practices and Language Learning Outside the Classroom

Second Language Literacy Practices and Language Learning Outside the Classroom

Frank's vast experience in learning Japanese as a school subject seems to influence his attitudes towards class-related literacy ... Students in Level 10 Japanese Level 10, which consisted of a two-hour interpreting class and a two-hour ...

Author: Miho Inaba

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788922128

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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This book presents a comprehensive and detailed study of literacy practices and language use outside of the classroom by university students of Japanese. It investigates both tasks related to classes (e.g. homework and preparation for classes) and voluntary activities in the target language (e.g. watching TV and writing emails) and discusses how values, motivations and types of activities differ between the two contexts. It employs sociocultural perspectives to observe reading and writing activities within and under the influence of individual and social contexts, such as learner motives, peer networks and the language classroom, and contributes to the related research areas in the field of second language acquisition, such as motivation, autonomous language learning and language learning strategies. Crucially, the book not only documents out-of-class literacy activities, but also examines which teaching practices facilitate and promote such out-of-class language learning and use. It considers which literacy activities in the target language students undertake out-of-class, which factors encourage or discourage such out-of-class activity and how and with which tools they undertake these activities. As such the book provides guidance for classroom teaching and suggests that slight changes to teaching practices in the classroom may enhance autonomous learning outside the classroom.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

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: 9781134136179

Category: Education

Page: 200

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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.
Categories: Education