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 Routledge are working in partnership with the National Literacy Trust to created motivated and confident readers. The work of the National Literacy Trust reflects Routledge Education's dedication to the enrichment of learning in the UK and around the World. From early years education through to lifelong learning, our books, journals, eProducts and teaching resources provide a high quality and dependable material that any teacher,researcher or student can rely upon.

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  1. Using Comic Art to Improve Speaking, Reading and Writing

    By Steve Bowkett

    Using Comic Art to Improve Speaking, Reading and Writing uses children’s interest in pictures, comics and graphic novels as a way of developing their creative writing abilities, reading skills and oracy. The book’s underpinning strategy is the use of comic art images as a visual analogue to help...

    Published December 16th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Tricks of the Writer's Trade

    And how to teach them to children aged 8-14

    By Rick Vanes

    What links Cinderella to Harry Potter? What can The Simpsons teach us about character creation? What is the False Horizon moment? What are the two classic openings and five effective endings of a newspaper story? Aimed at primary and early secondary school teachers, Tricks of the Writer’s Trade...

    Published November 17th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Writing Voices

    Creating Communities of Writers

    By Teresa Cremin, Debra Myhill

    The perspectives of children, teachers and professional writers are often absent in the pedagogy of writing. Highly Commended for the UKLA Academic Book Award 2013, Writing Voices: Creating Communities of Writers responds to such silent voices and offers a text which not only stretches across...

    Published September 7th 2011 by Routledge

  4. How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13

    Developing Creative Literacy, 2nd Edition

    By Michaela Morgan

    Series: Writers' Workshop

    Now in a fully revised and extended second edition, How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13 is a practical and activity based resource of writing workshops to help you teach poetry in the primary classroom. Designed to help build writing, speaking and listening skills, this book...

    Published February 6th 2011 by Routledge

  5. How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 5-9

    2nd Edition

    By Michaela Morgan

    Series: Writers' Workshop

    Now in a fully revised and extended second edition, How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 5-9 is a practical, activity based resource of poetry writing workshops for teachers of primary age children. Each workshop provides enjoyable activities for pupils aimed at building a thorough...

    Published December 8th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Inspiring Children to Read and Write for Pleasure

    Using Literature to Inspire Literacy learning for Ages 8-12

    By Fred Sedgwick

    "A marvellous book of great practical value" – James Carter The lack of interest in reading for pleasure amongst large numbers of primary age pupils, put off by ‘mechanical’ worksheet-driven approaches, is a cause for major concern amongst education professionals and parents. However, Inspiring...

    Published September 16th 2010 by Routledge

  7. How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 6-8

    2nd Edition

    By Sue Palmer

    Series: Writers' Workshop

    Now in an updated second edition How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 6-8 provides a range of practical suggestions for teaching non-fiction writing skills and linking them to children’s learning across the entire curriculum. Providing a number of suggestions for teachers and putting...

    Published August 20th 2010 by Routledge

  8. How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 8-14

    2nd Edition

    By Sue Palmer

    Series: Writers' Workshop

    Now in an updated second edition How to Teach Writing Across the Curriculum: Ages 8-14 provides a range of practical suggestions for teaching non-fiction writing skills and linking them to children’s learning across the curriculum. Emphasising creative approaches to teaching children’s writing in...

    Published August 19th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Speaking Frames: How to Teach Talk for Writing: Ages 10-14

    By Sue Palmer

    Now revised and expanded Speaking Frames: How to Teaching Talk for Writing: Ages 10-14 brings together material from Sue Palmer’s popular Speaking Frames books with additional material covering the primary/secondary transition. Providing an innovative and effective answer to the problem of teaching...

    Published August 18th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Speaking Frames: How to Teach Talk for Writing: Ages 8-10

    By Sue Palmer

    Now in a new format Speaking Frames: How to Teaching Talk for Writing: Ages 8-10 brings together material from Sue Palmer’s popular Speaking Frames books for years 3 and 4. Providing an innovative and effective answer to the problem of teaching speaking and listening, this book offers a range of...

    Published August 17th 2010 by Routledge

  11. 33 Ways to Help with Writing

    Supporting Children who Struggle with Basic Skills

    By Raewyn Hickey

    Series: Thirty Three Ways to Help with....

    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,...

    Published February 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  12. Poetry - From Reading to Writing

    A Classroom Guide for Ages 7-11

    By Robert Hull

    Poetry – From Reading to Writing covers the process of writing poetry, from reading poems through to writing them. It is intended particularly for teachers at key stage 2 level, but other teachers will also find it valuable. It is clearly and accessibly written and jargon-free. In providing a...

    Published November 12th 2009 by Routledge

  13. Countdown to Non-Fiction Writing

    Step by Step Approach to Writing Techniques for 7-12 Years

    By Steve Bowkett

    Series: Countdown

    Developing children's writing abilities boosts their confidence, creates enjoyment and relevance in the task and cultivates a range of decision-making and problem-solving skills that can then be applied across the curriculum. The Countdown series provides all the support you need in helping...

    Published November 3rd 2009 by David Fulton Publishers

  14. Writing Under Control

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Judith Graham, Alison Kelly

    Now in its third edition and reflecting changes in the Primary National Strategy, this best-selling textbook introduces primary teachers to key issues in the teaching of writing. Strongly rooted in classroom practice, the book includes: the history, theory and practice of teaching writing...

    Published June 29th 2009 by Routledge

  15. Countdown to Poetry Writing

    Step by Step Approach to Writing Techniques for 7-12 Years

    By Steve Bowkett

    Series: Countdown

    Developing children's writing abilities boosts their confidence, creates enjoyment and relevance in the task and cultivates a range of decision-making and problem-solving skills that can then be applied across the curriculum. The Countdown series provides all the support you need in helping...

    Published February 15th 2009 by David Fulton Publishers

  16. Countdown to Creative Writing

    Step by Step Approach to Writing Techniques for 7-12 Years

    By Stephen Bowkett

    Series: Countdown

    Developing children's writing abilities boosts their confidence, creates enjoyment and relevance in the task and cultivates a range of decision-making and problem-solving skills that can then be applied across the curriculum. The Countdown series provides all the support you need in helping...

    Published October 24th 2008 by David Fulton Publishers

  17. Creating Writers in the Primary Classroom

    Practical Approaches to Inspire Teachers and their Pupils

    By Miles Tandy, Jo Howell

    Teachers in English schools have now had ten years of prescriptive national literacy strategies and it is time for a new approach. This book encourages children from their early years to think of themselves as writers who have something to write and know how to write it. Creating Writers in...

    Published May 7th 2008 by David Fulton Publishers

  18. 1001 Brilliant Writing Ideas

    Teaching Inspirational Story-Writing for All Ages

    By Ron Shaw

    How often do you hear your pupils cry 'what can I write about?' 1001 Brilliant Writing Ideas offers teachers endless ideas and inventive suggestions, opening up new opportunities for creative writing lessons. With over 1000 different ‘story-starters’ across a vast range of genres and narrative...

    Published November 28th 2007 by David Fulton Publishers

  19. Writing Models Year 6

    By Pie Corbett

    Series: Writing Models

    The new edition for Year 6 has been fully updated and restructured in line to deliver new units from the new framework and includes new writing models. Lesson planning has never been easier! The revised Writing Models Year 6 contains: A range of fiction genres such as traditional tale,...

    Published August 15th 2005 by Routledge

  20. Writing Models Year 4

    By Pie Corbett

    Series: Writing Models

    Teachers who want to cut lesson planning time should welcome this series. The new editions are revised in line with the new literacy framework and bring you new models. Writing Models aims to help teachers cover every sort of writing type they need; fine tune lessons by following key teaching...

    Published July 6th 2005 by David Fulton Publishers

  21. Writing Models Year 5

    By Pie Corbett

    Series: Writing Models

    Teachers who want to cut lesson planning time should welcome this series. The new editions are revised in line with the new literacy framework and bring you new models. Writing Models aims to help teachers cover every sort of writing type they need including visual and multimodal texts; fine tune...

    Published June 29th 2005 by Routledge

  22. Writing Models Year 3

    By Pie Corbett

    Series: Writing Models

    Teachers who want to cut lesson planning time should welcome this series, revised in line with the new literacy framework in the second edition. Writing Models aims to help teachers cover every sort of writing type they need; fine tune lessons by following key teaching points for each model; and...

    Published June 28th 2005 by Routledge