Teaching Creative Writing In The Primary School

Author: Julie MacLusky
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335242804
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This book shows that a child who dislikes lessons on the correct use of grammar can become excited using their own talents and experiences to create a story.

Developing Writers

Author: Richard Andrews
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335241808
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Annotation This book takes a fresh look at what it means to learn and develop as a writer in response to concerns on both sides of the Atlantic, and elsewhere in the world, about standards in writing.

Wordtamer

Author: Judy Waite
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315527952
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Imagine a funfair in the classroom... invite dragons to school...let pupils travel through time! Written by award-winning children’s author Judy Waite, Wordtamer offers over fifty ideas for exciting, innovative writing activities and creative workshops. The book explores how authors actually work and what they achieve through their methods. It considers how teachers and children can incorporate these techniques into their own work, and so improve creative writing. Wordtamer provides easy-to-follow instructions to: set up and run inspiring writing lessons and workshops cover basic elements such as character and setting identify craft skills that link writing with the school curriculum develop ideas into contemporary, science fiction, fantasy or time-travel scenarios using tried-and-tested templates that expand on core concepts engage reluctant writers by using visual and kinaesthetic approaches develop independent and group-work practice enrich creative practice and awareness explore different writing styles improve teaching styles and children’s writing through a range of innovative and interactive activities appreciate why, as well as how, these techniques are so effective. Underpinned by theory and Judy’s own experience of working as an author in schools and running writing workshops for all ages, Wordtamer offers step-by-step, inspiring plans for creative writing lessons that will make a buzz in the classroom. Pupils won’t just create characters...they will become them.

MasterChef Street Food of the World

Author: Genevieve Taylor
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472946219
Format: PDF
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MasterChef: Street Food of the World is a no-holds-barred celebration of a food trend that continues to grow exponentially, delighting and enticing foodies. This exciting new book takes inspiration from the hugely successful pop up restaurants that continue to delight in their sheer theatre, as well as the street food vans and street food festivals that proliferate worldwide. From burritos, churros and pretzels to shrimp po' boy, Pad Thai or aromatic buns, it is estimated that 2.5 billion people per day eat street food across the world – a staggering figure. From affordable snacks to the more up-market, this collection will focuses on the celebration of fresh and local ingredients and different cultures and cuisines. Often quick and easy to make, these recipes will delight the home chef who wants to create sensational street snacks in their own kitchens. Written by the brilliant Genevieve Taylor, the book also features recipe contributions from MasterChef winners from around the world, such as Ping Coombes, Brent Owens and Claudia Sandoval. Chapters celebrate the best of each nation and continent, with photography from the legendary David Loftus to create a striking, vibrant and colourful book.

Creativity and Writing

Author: Teresa Grainger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134332815
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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.

Oops

Author: Hywel Roberts
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 178135040X
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This book is about engaging learners in great learning. It's about the dance that happens behind positive engagement - the cool moves and steps a teacher needs to choreograph in order to create a context where great learning can happen - and about the importance of relationships in engagement and how rapport can be learned. The book also shines a spotlight on the role of the teacher and how he or she can do the right things to get the absolute best from students.Some of the best learning takes place when, rather than imposing on young people a pre-determined curriculum, you find the stimulus that is relevant and engaging for them and build from there. Then the curriculum starts to emerge in a way that simply hooks students into learning almost despite themselves. There is nothing for them to push against ('What's the point?!' 'This is boring..!') as they have helped shape the direction of the lesson in a way that makes it real and useful to them. All this without them even realising what is going on!They have been 'lured into learning' and the process is shared with teachers in this book, with examples as to how it can be done and how the author has done it. Reading this book will support teachers in developing ideas that motivate everybody in the classroom, from infants to secondary and beyond.Whether you're new to teaching or have vast experience you will find in this book inspiration to raise achievement, improve behaviour and enhance creativity in the classroom and you will change the way you approach lesson planning forever.

Asphalt to Ecosystems

Author: Sharon Gamson Danks
Publisher: New Village Press
ISBN: 0976605481
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"Case studies from North America, Scandinavia, Great Britain, and Japan demonstrate natural outdoor learning and play environments that support hands-on interdisciplinary lessons and expand the possibilities for schoolyard recreation, while nurturing healthy imagination and socialization"--Provided by publisher.

Don t Call Me Ishmael

Author: Michael Bauer
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 1848776861
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By the time ninth grade begins, Ishmael Leseur knows it won't be long before Barry Bagsley, the class bully, says, "Ishmael? What kind of wussy-crap name is that?" Ishmael's perfected the art of making himself virtually invisible. But all that changes when James Scobie joins the class. Unlike Ishmael, James has no sense of fear - he claims it was removed during an operation. Now nothing will stop James and Ishmael from taking on bullies, bugs and Moby Dick, in the toughest, weirdest, most embarrassingly awful - and the best - year of their lives.

The Dot

Author: Peter H. Reynolds
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763667862
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Features an audio read-along! With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark - and follow where it takes us. Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you." Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can't draw - she's no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. "There!" she says. That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti's journey of surprise and self-discovery. That special moment is the core of Peter H. Reynolds's delicate fable about the creative spirit in all of us.