1st Edition

The Writing Classroom Aspects of Writing and the Primary Child 3-11

By Janet Evans Copyright 2001
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book brings together a collection of essays on the teaching of writing. It is a companion to Prue Goodwin’s The Literate Classroom and The Articulate Classroom and aims to:

    • augment our existing knowledge about the teaching and learning of writing
    • stimulate thought and provoke discussion about writing
    • offer a blend of theory and practice
    • give ‘food for thought’ and ideas for teaching writing to primary age children.

    The topic of writing is one which is under the spotlight with increasing regularity as politicians and policy makers move on from reading as an ‘issue’. This has already happened in England where the National Literacy Strategy is urging more emphasis on the teaching of writing to remedy weaknesses in this area.

    Part 1 Supporting the Young Writer; Chapter 1 ‘That’s how I used to write my name when I was little’, Robin Campbell; Chapter 2 Using nursery rhymes, jingles, songs and poems as a way into writing, Janet Evans; Chapter 3 Do you hear what I hear? Helping children read, write and spell using letter-onset/ rime analogy, Margaret Moustafa, Rosalie Franzese; Chapter 4 A place to start from, Charmian Kenner; Part 2 Different Ways into Fiction and Poetry; Chapter 5 Responding to poetry through writing, Gervase Phinn; Chapter 6 Writing as a response to literature, David Hornsby, Lesley Wing Jan; Chapter 7 From reading to writing, Maureen Lewis; Chapter 8 The magic of writing with IT, Dawn Nulty; Chapter 9 Aspects of gender, Elaine Millard; Part 3 Non-Fiction Issues; Chapter 10 Developing non-fiction writing, David Wray, Maureen Lewis; Chapter 11 Notemaking techniques for young children, Bobbie Neate; Chapter 12 Using graphic organisers to write information texts, Steve Moline; Part 4 Getting Ready for Publication; Chapter 13 Developing understanding of punctuation with young writers and readers, Nigel Hall; Chapter 14 Teaching spelling through writing, Sandra Wilde; Chapter 15 Raising awareness of grammar through shared writing, George Hunt;


    Janet Evans

    The Writing Classroom brings together a considerable amount of useful material for teachers to add to their classroom strategies for developing writing and is, therefore, well worth the £15 it costs. Teachers will also be pleased with the many examples of children’s writing and response and the identification of practical problems that they will all recognise. They will appreciate the emphasis on collaboration and the clear description of techniques, particularly the two chapters on modelling from nursery rhymes and picture books.’ - The Use of English