Provides teachers with a range of strategies for motivating pupils of various ages in modern foreign languages. Containing material for primary teachers, as well as teaching tips, lesson ideas, and a directory, this book shows how learning a language can be fun.
In this third edition, bestselling author Sue Cowley offers advice on improving skills and confidence, and getting students excited about writing - not just in literacy or English, but across the curriculum. This book is full of engaging and creative approaches for writers at all stages of confidence and competence: from children just starting to write, to experienced learners looking to perfect their own style. This edition includes new material on: • writing in the Digital Age• creative ideas for getting boys to write• cross-curricular writing projects On the companion website you'll find lots of useful extras, including advice about the teacher as writer - how you can use your writing skills beyond the school. This thoroughly practical guide will interest all educators who want to maximise the potential of every one of their students. It is an invaluable resource for teachers working at secondary and FE level, but equally a source of inspiration and practical advice for practitioners in primary schools.
Why should we foster creativity in primary English? A practical and accessible text that demonstrates how creative thinking and learning can support primary English teaching. With chapters mapped to the Teachers' Standards and links to the new National Curriculum, each chapter provides a case study exploring high-quality primary English practice including planning, rationale and ideas for the classroom. These are fully grounded in a wide range of theoretical frameworks, viewpoints and values. Reflective activities in each chapter offering practical exercises and additional reading suggestions, encourage trainee teachers to further their understanding of how theory translates to classroom practice. This inspiring book helps support learning, teaching and assessment without losing innovation, excitement and motivation for both teachers and children.
This book will explore the nature of the creative and media sector and describe issues and debates surrounding creative and media teaching and learning. It will provide teachers with support in differentiating between Creative and Media qualifications and suggest appropriate strategies for the delivery and assessment, as well as the integration of functional skills and wider key skills within Creative and Media programmes.
This book brings together renowned scholars and new voices to challenge current practices in ELT materials design in order to work towards optimal learning conditions. It proposes ideas and principles to improve second language task design through novel resources such as drama, poetry, literature and online resources; and it maps out a number of unusual connections between theory and practice in the field of ELT materials development. The first section of the book discusses how innovative task-writing ideas can stretch materials beyond the current quality to make them more original and inspiring; the second part examines how different arts and technologies can drive innovation in coursebooks; the third section describes how teachers and learners can participate in materials writing and negotiate ways to personalize learning.