Real-World Writers: A Handbook for Teaching Writing with 7-11 Year Olds

1st Edition

Ross Young, Felicity Ferguson

Routledge
June 16, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 232 Pages
ISBN 9780367219499 - CAT# K421168

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Summary

Real-World Writers shows teachers how they can teach their pupils to write well and with pleasure, purpose and power. It demonstrates how classrooms can be transformed into genuine communities of writers where talking, reading, writing and sharing give children confidence, motivation and a sense of the relevance writing has to their own lives and learning.

Based on their practical experience and what research says is the most effective practice, they share detailed guidence on how teachers can provide writing study lessons drawing on what real writers do, and how to teach grammar effectively. They also share a variety of authentic class writing projects with accompanying teacher notes that will encourage children to use genres appropriately, creatively and flexibly.

The authors’ simple yet comprehnsive approach includes how to teach the processes and craft knowledge involved in creating successful and meaningful texts. This book is invaluable for all primary practitioners who wish to teach writing for real.

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