Dancing with the Pen

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This book is written for primary teachers with the aim to develop their understanding of how children learn to write and how teachers can facilitate the process. The authors have focused on the learner's role and have stressed the importance of responding to what the learner-writer is trying to do. Musch of what has been written in this book has been built on the practice of teachers, and greatly influenced by the work of several outstanding New Zealand eduactors, particularly Sylvia Ashton-Warner, Elwyn Richardson, Don Holdaway and Marie Clay. Their work has helped New Zealand teachers in developing their understanding of the teaching of reading and writing. Teachers today pay more attention to the processes children are engaged in as they write, and the learning which occurs when the children are in control of their writing. This book recognises the close links between reading and writing. The writing examples range across the whole primary school. It is designed to help teachers by bringing them to a fuller understanding of the writing process; helping them create a teaching environment in which learners feel confident to develop their writing; helping them understand how children learn to write; and providing them with some ways to foster writing development.


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  • : 9780478055603
  • : Learning Media Ltd
  • : Learning Media Ltd
  • : 0.454
  • : November 2002
  • : 260mm X 210mm X 13mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

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  • : p
  • : Paperback
  • : 150
  • : Colour photographs