Let S Do Poetry In Primary Schools

Author: James Carter
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408163918
Size: 40.87 MB
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Let's Do Poetry in Primary School is a fun, accessible and very practical guide to give teachers the tools, the mindset and the confidence to put poetry at the heart of the classroom, and everyday learning.

Teaching Poetry In The Primary Classroom

Author: Gervase Phinn
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
ISBN: 1845903757
Size: 40.28 MB
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When asked by the school inspector what he thought of poetry, an eleven year old replied that "it's all la-dida and daffodils, isn't it?" In his primary school the boy had come across very little poetry apart from nursery rhymes, snatches of rhyming verse and a few comic pieces and nonsense poems. Poetry to him was something arcane, not really related to his own life. He had studied no powerful, challenging, contemplative, arresting, quirky poems and had written very few poems himself. His teacher admitted that he was no English specialist, had received few ideas at college on the teaching of poetry and didn't really know where to start. As children progress through the primary school they need to be exposed to a rich diet of poetry and encouraged to read, perform and write it themselves. Providing a varied and stimulating environment is essential if is to flourish. In addition, children need specifi c guidance and ideas to start them off writing their own poems. This book, written by a former teacher and school inspector, and popular and widely published children's poet, offers an accessible, practical and structured programme for the teaching of this sometimes neglected aspect of the English curriculum.

Creating Writers

Author: James Carter
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 041549902X
Size: 41.45 MB
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This revised and updated edition offers a fresh, unique approach to teaching creative writing. It contains models of writing from popular children's authors Jaqueline Wilson, Philip Pullman, David Almond and Roger McGough. Photocopiable resources for teachers are included.

Raps And Rhymes About Primary School Times

Author: Sue Nield
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1467888923
Size: 17.27 MB
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Children are fantastic! They always captivate and surprise us with their great words of wisdom, their wonderful imaginations and all the great things that they do, just some of which have been captured in this excellent collection of poems. ‘Raps and Rhymes about Primary School Times: A Children’s Poetry Anthology’ is cleverly written through the eyes of both children and teachers and it captures, brilliantly, the learning, the fun and the stories that take place in primary schools every day. The poems are rhythmic, bouncy and entertaining and contain an excellent balance of humour, empathy and pathos. The anthology includes raps, narrative poems, limericks, riddles and rhyming tales which provide a rich and humorous insight into school life. This Children’s Poetry Anthology is a must for every classroom – for both children and teachers alike - and a must for every household with children, young and old!

Hope Is A Ferris Wheel

Author: Robin Herrera
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613126573
Size: 46.88 MB
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Ten-year-old Star Mackie lives in a trailer park with her flaky mom and her melancholy older sister, Winter, whom Star idolizes. Moving to a new town has made it difficult for Star to make friends, when her classmates tease her because of where she lives and because of her layered blue hair. But when Star starts a poetry club, she develops a love of Emily Dickinson and, through Dickinson’s poetry, learns some important lessons about herself and comes to terms with her hopes for the future. With an unforgettable voice with a lot of heart, Hope Is a Ferris Wheel is the story of a young girl who learns to accept her family and herself while trying to make sense of the world around her. Praise for Hope is a Ferris Wheel STARRED REVIEW "Herrera’s first novel is quite accomplished, with plenty of heart and humor, especially apparent in the spelling assignments Star has to complete but refuses to turn in, as she uses them as a sort of journal. Star is a unique, determined, and loving child making the best of a bad situation; readers cannot help but root for her." --School Library Journal, starred review "Well-constructed, thought-provoking and appealing, this first effort bodes well for the author’s future." --Kirkus Reviews "In her debut, Herrera has created a delightful narrator with a memorable voice and surrounded her with a unique supporting cast. Got fans of Joan Bauer in your neck of the woods? Send them this way." --Booklist "A tender and truthful novel that addresses stereotypes without promising easy answers or cookie-cutter closure." --Publishers Weekly "First-time author Herrera, telling the story from Star’s point of view, gives readers a front-row seat to all the embarrassment and angst of Star’s jumbled life—and all of the triumphs. Here’s hoping we hear more from this author." --The Horn Book Magazine "Star’s contemplation, through poetic metaphors and real-life relationships, of what really matters in her life is compelling. Additionally, the poetry angle offers food for thought for those just coming to understand the power and purpose of metaphor, and Star’s vocabulary assignments, occasionally interspersed between chapters, provide inspiration and entertainment for word-lovers." --Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Children S Literature In Primary Schools

Author: David Waugh
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473993946
Size: 51.69 MB
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How can you help children to develop a love of reading and books? Which books are the best ones to use in primary teaching? How do you make the most of children's literature in teaching across the curriculum? Trainee and experienced primary school teachers need an advanced knowledge of children's literature. This is your guide to the range of and scope of children's literature for the primary classroom. Through the exploration of different genres it covers a wide range of literature and helps you to consider what we mean by literature. Case studies that model good practice are included with suggestions for practical activities using literature to enhance teaching across the curriculum. Throughout, book recommendations show how specific texts can be used for teaching in exciting and innovative ways. What's new to this edition? - updated in line with the new Primary National Curriculum - includes new content on supporting children for whom English is an Additional Language - an extensive list of book recommendations for primary teaching - how to get more out of classic texts - introduces new texts and new children's authors