Writing to Learn: Poetry and Literacy Across the Primary Curriculum

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Psychology Press, 2000 - Education - 208 pages
Writing to Learn looks at how poetry can be used as an enjoyable way to teach literacy across the curriculum. It includes remarkable poems and stories by children as well as clear descriptions of how to teach creatively within the framework of the National Literacy Strategy. The book goes through the primary curriculum, subject by subject:
*Poetry and Science and Maths
*Poetry and Personal, Social and Moral Education
*Poetry and Art and Music
*Poetry and Religious Education
*Poetry for its Own Sake.
The author includes:
*advice on different ways children can compose their writing and how computers can be a valuable aid to children's writing
*examples of published poetry and how it can be used to stimulate good writing
*advice on bringing writers into schools and publishing school anthologies.
This book will prove invaluable to teachers and parents keen to teach writing whilst seeing children as active and critical learners. It shows that if we expect great things from children in writing, we get the

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Contents

Poetry and science I
3
Me and the rest of the wotld
75
Lists
90
Partern
111
Using visual images
119
Art and multicultural education
129
Poetry for its own sake
139
Poetry and religious education
163
Bringing living poets into the classroom
181
A selective glossary of terms useful in teaching writing
191
A list of poems used in this book to help children to write
199
Index
205
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