Shakespeare and the Young Writer presents fascinating and impressive accounts of primary school children encountering Shakespeare's work for the first time.
Fred Sedgwick shows how careful selection of scenes, lines and images from the plays and sonnets - in their original language - can be used to great effect as the starting point for children's writing. Examples of children's work show just how powerful the stimulus can be. The book will be of great value to all teachers looking for new ideas to improve their practice in teaching literacy.
'Fred Sedgwick's eye for passages which have the cell-like suggestiveness coupled with the right kind of appeal to children's potential and actual experience is excellent, and much may be learned by pondering his examples.' - John Haddon, The Use of English