The book I found easily accessible in terms of layout with the clear what to do, variations and examples section
a useful addition to a teachers desk!
I will continue to be evangelizing to teachers about the ways they can teach and embed both skills and knowledge through these kind of memorable activities rather than result to dry spelling / grammar teaching so think that again the book would fit very well within this context.
- Judy Clark, National Literacy Trust
This is a must-have book for every primary school teacher. It is full of a wide variety of inspired activities to engage every pupil, whatever their ability. The format is very clear and user friendly and as a supply teacher, I have found it invaluable. A highly recommended purchase.
- Annie Galvin, Teacher
This book is packed with easy-to-use literacy ideas. It reminds teachers that literacy can be fun! Great for getting the boys on board - the competitions and challenges are just right for them. If you're new to teaching or even if you've been around a while, I bet you'll find ideas to spark up your literacy lessons.
- Dee Reid, Independent Literacy Consultant
From the Back Cover
Designed with busy teachers in mind, the Classroom Gems series draws together an extensive selection of practical, tried-and-tested, off-the-shelf ideas, games and activities, guaranteed to transform any lesson or classroom in an instant.
Easily navigable, allowing you to choose the right activity quickly and easily, these invaluable resources are guaranteed to save you time and are a must-have tool to plan, prepare and deliver first-rate lessons.
Games, Ideas and Activities for Primary Literacy is an invaluable resource that will provide you with inspiration for teaching any literacy lesson. From tried-and-tested literacy techniques to fresh ideas that will engage all learners, this book provides a base of accessible, easy-to-use ideas that are sure to enliven any classroom.
- Over 150 activities aimed at developing literacy skills in the primary classroom
- Organised by the three key areas of Speaking & Listening, Reading and Writing
- Activities that can be used with a variety of age groups and abilities
- Cross-curricular links to inspire creativity across the primary curriculum
- Step-by-step instructions for each activity
Hazel Glynne and Amanda Snowden are experienced primary teachers. They have both taught in a variety of settings and have developed their expertise through a range of different educational positions. Hazel is currently a Literacy Consultant for a local authority and Amanda is a Tutor Manager for a Family Learning Team.