'Exciting Writing clearly describes many creative ways to engage children in writing. A number of different approaches are suggested, with activities that include the use of talk, picture books and other visual stimuli. It explains how these can be implemented effectively and easily in the classroom so that teachers, whatever their level of experience, can feel confident using them. The activities are manageable, with ideas to suit children of all abilities.'
Liz Sharp, Literacy Consultant, Milton Keynes LEA
Jacqueline Harrett's book is packed with exciting, creative ideas for teaching writing in the classroom, all based on her experiences as a teacher in a primary school.
With activities for use with children aged 5 to 11, it shows busy classroom teachers how children's literacy is relevant across the curriculum. Each chapter uses a different idea to get children writing, and the following are all used as starting points for lively literacy lessons:
- Imagination and visualization
- Picture books
- Films and TV
Primary school teachers, literacy co-ordinators, trainee teachers and anyone looking for engaging and imaginative ideas to help them teach writing in their classroom will find this book fits the bill.