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Weaving Wellbeing into the Literacy Curriculum for Ages 8-11
A Practical Resource for Busy Teachers

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ISBN 9781032345611
March 3, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
320 Pages 466 Color & 39 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Combining literacy lessons with wellbeing, this accessible guide, full of practical lesson plans and photocopiable activities is the ideal resource for the busy primary school teacher.

The book is divided into five chapters, each one focused on an area that creates positive foundations for mental health and wellbeing: relationships, emotional literacy, sense of self, skills for learning and understanding how our brain effects our learning and our behaviour. Popular children’s books are used to develop a series of lesson plans that link to the literacy curriculum and include activities that focus on wellbeing to compliment the literacy work being undertaken.

Using a range of teaching techniques that develop the key areas that impact mental health and wellbeing, this is the perfect resource for KS2 teachers looking to incorporate wellbeing into the literacy curriculum.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Relationships KS2;  One by Kathryn Otoshi;  Dandylion by Lizzie Finlay;  Troofriend by Kirsty Applebaum;  Assembly;  Phileas’s Fortune by Agnes de Lestrade and Valeria Docampo;  Chapter 2: Emotional Literacy KS2;  It’s All about Bod by Linda Wheeler and Tom Lawley;  What do you do with a Problem by Kobi Yamada;  The Worry Tree by Marianne Musgrove;  Assembly;  The Invisible by Tom Percival;  Chapter 3: Understanding Self KS2;  Can I Build Another Me by Shinsuke Yoshitake;  The Map of Good Memories by Fran Numo;  Maybe by Kobi Yamada;  Assembly;   Your Thoughts Matter by Esther Pia Cordova;  Chapter 4: The Brain Learning and Behaviour KS2;  A Tale of Two Beasts by Fiona Roberton;  Thinking Traps by Jessica Cortez;  Silly Limbic by Naomi Harvey;  Assembly;  A Little Spot of Anxiety by Diane Alber;  Chapter 5: Skills for Learning KS2;  Inside my Imagination by Marta Arteaga and Zuzanna Celej;  The Tale of Two Fishes by Juliette Ttofa;  Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds;  Assembly;   What to do with a Chance by Kobi Yamada

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Alison Waterhouse has worked in mainstream, special education and the independent sector for the past 30 years. She now works as an Educational Psychotherapist and Educational Consultant for SEN and Wellbeing. She is involved in staff training, acts as an Adviser for a renowned Wellbeing Award and supervises Wellbeing Leads and Therapists working in schools.

Melanie Smith has over 25 years’ experience in a variety of school settings. She currently works in Children’s Services with a Local Authority supporting children, young people and parents.