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The Really Useful Literacy Book By Tony Martin (Education consultant, UK)

The Really Useful Literacy Book

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The Really Useful Literacy Book has been written with primary classroom teachers and teachers-in-training in mind.This book provides both inventive ideas for the classroom together with an accessible summary of theories underpinning them, which

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The Really Useful Literacy Book: Being Creative with Literacy in the Primary Classroom by Tony Martin (Education consultant, UK)

As literacy remains a key issue in primary education, this book provides new and inventive ideas for the classroom together with an accessible and informative summary of the theories that underpin them. Written for the primary school teacher, student or trainee teacher, this fully revised new edition will act as a springboard for further inspiration.

The authors of this book - all highly experienced literacy specialists - show the reader how to plan units of work with flexibility and creativity, whilst retaining the objectives of the National Literacy Strategy. They offer a number of imaginative literacy units, based on exciting ideas that are designed to motivate, engage and challenge children in the classroom.

Using as their base four 'big ideas': contexts and coherence; motivation; skill building; and content and process, the authors lead the reader through a set of principles and practices which, when applied to familiar elements of the literacy strategy, will encourage the teacher to formulate their own exciting, creative and flexible literacy teaching. Amongst the literacy areas covered are:

  • narrative
  • non-fiction
  • traditional tales
  • poems
  • spoken and written language.

Chapters in this second edition will be linked with thinking skills and Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) material, reflecting areas in which some practitioners may feel less than confident. The authors have also included a brand new chapter based on working with museums and galleries in order to expand children's literary creativity. This lively and stimulating book is an essential companion for teachers in Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and 2, and those on initial teacher training courses who want to develop their practice beyond the National Literacy Strategy.

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About Tony Martin (Education consultant, UK)


Tony Martin, Chira Lovat and Glynis Purnell work in the Educational Development Unit of the University of Cumbria. Tony Martin (with Mick Waters) is author of Coordinating English at Key Stage 2 (RoutledgeFalmer, 1999).

Table of Contents


1. The big ideas 2. Principles and practices 3. "Tell me a story" 4. Playing with roles in the foundation stage 5. Time for rhyme 6. Outside in, inside out or reading and writing out and about! 7. Reporting back 8. Calligrams and shape poems 9. Dear Giant - Dear Jack 10. Cyclones! 11. Where did our writing come from? 12. Writing is not speech written down 13. Whatever happened to Lucy Gray? 14. "We made the story" 15. Enjoying a good argument?

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GOR001677299
The Really Useful Literacy Book: Being Creative with Literacy in the Primary Classroom by Tony Martin (Education consultant, UK)
Tony Martin (Education consultant, UK)
The Really Useful
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2004-06-03
256
041532050X
9780415320504
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.