Inside the Literacy Hour

Inside the Literacy Hour

Reports on the first year of the implementation of Britain's National Literacy Strategy, discussing the teaching of reading and writing to preschoolers as well as mixed-age classes within the structure of a literacy hour.

Author: Ros Fisher

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415256720

Category: Education

Page: 190

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Reports on the first year of the implementation of Britain's National Literacy Strategy, discussing the teaching of reading and writing to preschoolers as well as mixed-age classes within the structure of a literacy hour.
Categories: Education

Inside the Literacy Hour

Inside the Literacy Hour

Learning from Classroom Experience Ros Fisher. children had a specific target to focus on. He also described a poetry writing block of work that had culminated in the class writing sensory poems following a trip out in which they had ...

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

Creativity and Writing

Creativity and Writing

Fisher, R. (2001) Inside the Literacy Hour: Learning from Classroom Experience, London: Routledge. Fisher, R. (2004) 'Embedding the literacy strategy: snapshots of change', Literacy, 38(3):134–40. Fisher R. and Lewis, ...

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

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 the Literacy Hour in an Inclusive Classroom

Teaching the Literacy Hour in an Inclusive Classroom

Supporting Pupils with Learning Difficulties in a Mainstream Environment Ann Berger, Jean Gross. hour, which is helpful to many pupils, and the regularity of the hour with its daily short bursts of focused teaching followed by practice ...

Author: Ann Berger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429889578

Category: Education

Page: 112

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First published in 1999. This book offers clear, practical advice and guidance on how to encourage and support children who have special educational needs without losing sight of the needs of the rest of the class. The focus is on children with a wide variety of special educational needs including emotional and behavioural difficulties, visual or hearing impairments, speech and language difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders. By looking closely at the key features of each difficulty, the authors show how to plan for these pupils and includes proven strategies.
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Improving Teaching and Learning In the Core Curriculum

Improving Teaching and Learning In the Core Curriculum

Shared reading occurs during the whole class teaching at the beginning of the Literacy Hour. ... Commentary The strength of the learning experienced by these children lay in the class teacher's knowledge of relevant and related texts ...

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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Raising Standards in Literacy

Raising Standards in Literacy

language experience based approaches 87-8 Layton, A. 154 leadership 18 1,21 8 learning: constructivist approach 198; ... Victoria 221-2; whole class teaching 222—4 Literacy Challenge 216 Literacy Collaborative 165, 166 Literacy Hour: ...

Author: Greg Brooks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134503612

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Raising Standards in Literacy represents the best current thinking and research about literacy. The book is the outcome of a high-profile series of seminars on raising standards in literacy, and includes contributions from an impressive group of international researchers and policymakers. By offering a rich and unique mix of contemporary perspectives on literacy education, this book provides an invaluable source of study and insight into the latest research and developments in the teaching of literacy. It includes sections on: * how research into literacy teaching can inform new approaches found in England, the USA and Australia * the ways in which literacy education is developing in England, the USA and Australia * the issues involved in assessing progress in literacy and the validity of research claims made about standards of attainment. The book celebrates the apparent success of current literacy initiatives at the same time as raising questions about the feasibility and relevance of such initiatives to the literacy co-ordinators and consultants and for all those undertaking further study or research in literacy education.
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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 Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114430775

Category: Education

Page: 229

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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 Writing Skills

Creativity   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: David Fulton Pub

ISBN: 1853467871

Category: Education

Page: 122

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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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No Limits to Literacy for Preschool English Learners

No Limits to Literacy for Preschool English Learners

Hart and Risley (1995) calculated that in order for children from homes with the lowest-quality language opportunities to receive language experience equivalent to that of children in average working class families, 41 hours per week of ...

Author: Theresa A. Roberts

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452209975

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Combining theory with proven teaching strategies, this resource helps preschool educators produce strong language and literacy outcomes for English learners ages 3 to 5.
Categories: Education