Literacy Through Creativity

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Routledge, 2004 - Education - 144 pages
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This is a fresh and practical approach to examining the way in which creative arts can be used in the classroom to enhance the learning of literacy in the primary school. It includes case studies and activities that clarify the role of creativity in the literacy teaching and advises how to help develop teaching skills. This is a must-have text for teachers who seek to make literacy learning interesting and fun.

 

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Contents

Creativity and literacy learning
1
Chapter 1 The arts and literacy in primary classrooms
12
the eight senses in literacy and creativity
20
Chapter 3 Discovering creativity on the playground
28
Chapter 4 Literacy creativity and popular culture
37
Chapter 5 DARE to Quack
45
Chapter 6 Creativity and picture books
55
Chapter 7 Creative readers at Key Stage 2
65
Chapter 9 Closely observed poems
83
enlivening their prose
91
Chapter 11 Dance and the literacy curriculum
105
Chapter 12 The potential and possibilities of musical and physical literacies
112
Chapter 13 Looking to be literate
124
Chapter 14 Literacy creativity and moving image media
134
Index
141
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Chapter 8 What could happen next? The potential of the talking book
73

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About the author (2004)

Prue Goodwin works as a freelance lecturer in literacy and as a consultant on children's books.

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