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More Write Dance
Extending Development of Write Dance for Children age 5-9

Second Edition

March 2012 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The Write Dance program is a lively, innovative, and above all, fun approach to developing prewriting and writing skills using movement. More Write Dance uses music, instructions and illustrations to help teachers guide children on how to refine and develop their drawings to achieve fluent letter strings.

This new edition includes: greater guidance on foundation movements, letter groups and joins; more teaching materials to help children learn to write; a fully revised introduction that outlines the theory behind the program; and more guidance for practitioners on using this approach.

Described by the author as 'an adventure with letters!' the book and audio CD will help children of all abilities to develop their writing, creativity and motor skills.

Ragnhild Oussoren is the creator of Write Dance and gives workshops in different countries. The Write Dance method has been so successful that it is practiced in six languages all around the world.


 
Introduction
Writing and Dancing

 
Three Write Dance Circles

 
 
Foundation Movements and Letter Groups
Joining up the Following Letter

 
 
Exercises: Preparatory and supporting
 
Write Drawing and Breathing
 
Exercises: Rounded and Straight
Rounded: Loops, Eights and Flowers

 
Straight: Angles and Crosses

 
Clovers

 
 
Eight Write Dance Cartoon figures
 
The Writing Posture Rhyme
 
Writing Sheets and (Sound) Words
Sound Words and Writing Sheets 1 and 2

 
Simple Words Consisting of Three or Four Letters on Writing Sheet 3

 
Words and Sentences on Writing Sheets 4 and 5

 
Krongelidong-Animals and Your Own Write Dance Signature

 
 
Letters A to Z
 
Capitals
 
Numbers
 
Music Drawings
Sailing Boat

 
Ocean Journey

 
Little Tea Ship

 
The Apartments of Dream Castle

 
Snow

 
 
Appendices and Copy Sheets
List of Music Tracks: Rounded and Straight

 
List of Exercises

 
List of Words Containing a Cluster of Vowels and/or Consonants

 
List of words in Which Vowels and Consonants Alternate, as in sound words

 
Writing Sheet 1

 
Writing Sheet 2

 
Writing Sheet 3

 
Writing Sheet 4

 
Writing Sheet 5

 
Sixteen Squares

 
Jacco Long Nose and Leo the Thinker

 
Ocean Waves and Beach Waves

 
Mountains-Hare Hop-Bulb Field-the Sea

 
Clovers

 
Cartoon figures (2x)

 
Pictorial letters (2x)

 

'As an Early Years practitioner I use Write Dance on a weekly basis and, like my colleague before me, recommend it to anyone who will listen. It sits neatly within the Early Years providing a physical, interactive and visual response to music… year after year I see the children's skills and their confidence in their abilities grow' -
Bryonie Williams, Foundation Stage Leader and Reception Class Teacher

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 3


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ISBN: 9781446201121
$161.00