Thirty Three Ways to Help with Writing: Supporting Children who Struggle with Basic Skills

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Routledge, 2010 - Education - 123 pages
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33 Ways to Help with Writing equips teachers and teaching assistants with a wide range of practical resources to help children who are having difficulties learning the basic skills of writing.

Offering a range of activities and games to engage children and encourage motivation in the classroom, this essential classroom companion provides ready-to-use material that doesn‚e(tm)t need lengthy forward preparation.

These practical and fun ideas incorporate a variety of learning styles, using kinaesthetic and auditory techniques, which put the emphasis on ‚e~games‚e(tm) rather than ‚e~work‚e(tm). The activities are especially suitable for teaching assistants working with individuals or small groups.†33 Ways to Help with Writing works step-by-step through practical activities which:

  • keep children motivated and enjoying learning
  • do not require extensive knowledge or experience from the adult
  • are adult-led so children don't have the opportunity to repeat mistakes
  • are grouped into different basic skills, so teachers can choose the activity best suited for the child‚e(tm)s needs
  • have clear, concise and pedagogically sound reasons for the activity
  • include extension activity where appropriate to challenge pupils.

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About the author (2010)

Raewyn Hickey is an experienced classroom teacher who has worked in both the Literacy Initiative for Teachers project in Westminster and as a consultant for the Primary Strategy.

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