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Exciting Writing


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Winner of the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) Author Award 2007!



`This book lives up to its title, providing inspirational teaching ideas, using picture photographs and films as starting points for writing. A worthy winner of the UKLA Teacher’s Book Award’ – TES magazine


`The book clearly describes many creative ways to engage children in writing. A number of different approaches are suggested, with activities that amongst others include the use of talk, picture books and other visual stimuli. It explains how these can used effectively and easily in the classroom so that teachers, what ever their level of experience, can feel confident to use them. The activities are manageable with ideas to suit children of all abilities across the primary age range’ – Liz Sharp, Literacy Consultant, Milton Keynes LEA


Based on her experiences as a class teacher, Jacqueline Harrett’s book is packed with exciting, creative ideas for teaching writing in the classroom.


With activities for Key Stages 1 and 2, it shows busy class teachers how children’s literacy is relevant across the curriculum.


Each chapter uses a different idea to get children writing, and the following are all used as a starting point for lively literacy lessons:


– imagination and visualisation

– picture books

– photographs

– paintings

– films and TV

– comics



Primary school teachers, Literacy Co-ordinators, trainee teachers and anyone looking for engaging and imaginative ideas to help them teach writing in their classroom will find this book fits the bill.


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