Educators want young people to grow up knowing that writing is an important and deeply satisfying life skill, one that helps them make more sense of themselves and their world, and one that helps them to communicate effectively. Sadly, too often writing becomes merely an exercise in ‘getting words right’, or writing to teacher-prescribed tasks.
Developing Young Writers in the Classroom explores the principles of developing literacy through authorship, allowing children to describe, question and celebrate their own experiences and personal creativity. The book offers detailed guidance, supported by planning documents, poetry and prose, examples of children’s work and stimulating visuals.
Inspiring topics explored include:
Illustrated throughout with accessible activities and ideas from literature and poetry, Developing Young Writers in the Classroom is an essential resource for all teachers wishing to inspire writing in the classroom.
"This book will help teachers encourage children to write, based their own experiences […] A really valuable resource for all teachers wishing to inspire writing in the classroom, with plenty of new thoughts." - Sarah Brew, Parents in Touch
Part 1: Developing your own writing 1. The Teacher of Writing 2. The Writing Classroom 3. From the Head to the Page Part 2: Leading children to authorship 4. Personal Expressive Writing 5. Tapping into Universal Experiences 6. Memoir 7. Observing and Noticing 8. Inside or Outside 9. Character Portrait 10. Writing across the Curriculum 11. Using Models 12. Nurturing our Teaching