Talk for Writing in the Early Years: How to teach story and rhyme, involving families 2-5 years with DVD's

Talk for Writing in the Early Years: How to teach story and rhyme, involving families 2-5 years with DVD's

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Pie Corbett's tried and tested 'Talk for Writing' 'storymaking' approach has been used in many early years settings across the country as the key strategy for helping children to build up a bank of traditional tales, developing their imaginative and linguistic repertoires. Imitating the text enables children to internalise the language patterns of storytelling, then innovate on them and become confident inventors of their own stories. 'Talk for Writing' also helps build a love of reading and enables children to move from oral storytelling to beginning to write stories of their own. This book shows early years settings how to set up the approach and how to involve parents, carers and other family members through learning the same stories that the children are learning. This family involvement not only helps the children's linguistic development but also increases the confidence of family members in supporting their children.
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  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 213 x 300 x 16mm | 733g
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • English
  • ed
  • 0335263402
  • 9780335263400
  • 20,148

Table of contents

Part 1: Developing the Talk-for-Writing approach1 The centrality of story and the origins of Talk for Writing 1 The centrality of language development 2 Why narrative and story reading is so important 3 Why enriching young children's language matters 2 Aladdin's Cave: The `Talk for Writing and Learning' classroom 4 Creating a learning ethos3 Telling your first story 5 Learning the model text orally - The Little Red Hen 4 Imitation: Creating the bank of story ideas 6 What do babies and young children learn from being read to? 7 Baseline questions 8 Assessing progress using the baseline as a yardstick 9 Phrases that connect 5 Imitation: Helping the children become storytellers 10 Getting to know the story really well 11 Captain Kim 12 Shan Holland with her nursery class at Whitley Park Primary, Reading 13 The importance of storytelling - Mr Wiggle and Mr Waggle 14 Children in Neath, Port Talbot, presenting stories 15 Internalising the text 16 How to help children retell, read and understand a story 17 Using a roll of wallpaper as a text map 18 A reception teacher explaining the impact of the approach on children learning English as an additional language 6 Innovation 19 The innovation stage 20 Using post-it notes to innovate before shared writing 21 Moving from imitation to innovation 22 Charlie innovating on a story orally 23 Reading and early writing in nursery 24 Lisa Powell doing simple shared writing with nursery children at St George's, Battersea 25 Nursery teacher Lisa Powell explains her approach to encouraging the children to start writing 26 Nursery teacher Julia Whitehorn helping children enjoy phonics for spelling and early writing at Warren Farm School, Birmingham 27 Nursery children playing at writing at Yew Tree Farm Primary School, Birmingham 28 The importance of teaching basic writing skills systematically - Matt Custance, St George's, Battersea 7 Invention: Moving from imitation to independent invention 29 Moving from innovation to invention 30 Independent invention of a story: Advanced invention on a story: a girl from St Thomas of Canterbury, Salford 8 Invention: Ideas for inventions and the movement from telling to writingPart 2: Involving families9 Why involving parents matters10 The storytelling process as the key to family involvement 31 The storytelling process as the key to family involvement 32 Parents and children innovating on The Little Red Hen at Low Edges School, Sheffield 33 Parents from Lowedges explain how and why the approach has helped them and their children Appendix 1 Sentence, spelling and story gamesAppendix 2 The early years story bankAppendix 3 A dozen picture books ideal for retelling
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About Pie Corbett

Pie Corbett is a leading literacy expert, inspirational trainer, poet and author of over 250 books, including the bestselling Talk for Writing across the Curriculum: How to teach non-fiction writing 5-12 years. A former primary headteacher and Ofsted inspector, he is widely known for developing the transformational Talk for Writing approach. In 2009, it was adopted nationally as part of the Primary Literacy Framework. Julia Strong now works with Pie Corbett developing Talk for Writing. After 25 years of teaching, she became Deputy Director of the National Literacy Trust and the Director of the National Reading Campaign. There she focused on building school communities that read, including Early Reading Connects, and family involvement in reading. She is the author of a number of best-selling books, including Talk for Writing Across the Curriculum (Open University press, 2011) with Pie Corbett.
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