23 results for English 4-11

English 4-11

​Working in Partnership with parents- creating multimodal stories in the Early Years.

by Sharon Fell

With lots of practical examples, this article describes how children in nursery settings, many from Minority Ethnic Groups, some who experienced difficulties with learning, worked alongside their parents and other family members to create their own multimodal storybooks. The stories were translated into twelve different languages for sharing at home. 

Thanks to the English Association for allowing UKLA to reproduce the article.

English 4-11

Couldn’t read, couldn’t write, we knew we were rubbish, but you should see our work now! Part 1

by Marion Hampton

In the first of two articles the author describes strategies which enable children who struggle with literacy in the lower Secondary School to become successful, competent and able learners and to feel the power of being literate.

Thanks to the English Association for allowing UKLA to reproduce the article.

English 4-11

Couldn’t read, couldn’t write, we knew we were rubbish but you should see our work now! Part 2

by Marion Hampton

In the second part of this series, the literacy journeys of two pupils with challenging behaviour are considered with a particular emphasis on the importance of the pupil's voice and the use of ICT in providing ways into learning. The article concludes with reflections from both the pupils and the author.

Thanks to the English Association for allowing UKLA to reproduce the article.

English 4-11

Contemporary approaches to classic text - H.G Wells’ War of the Worlds

by Gill Robins

Gill Robins outlines the elaborate project she undertook to read a classic novel by moving away from the single subject discipline and creating a scenario that engaged and enthused children. It also gave them choices, which produced a strong engagement with contemporary media rather than written language. She concludes by asking the question: was it a success?

Thanks to the English Association for allowing UKLA to reproduce the article.

English 4-11

Contemporary approaches to classic text - Beowulf

by Gill Robins

Gill Robins explores the Anglo-Saxon epic ‘Beowulf’ with a class of Year 5 children. Describing how exploratory talk lays the foundation of the project, she goes on to evaluate the children’s multi-media responses to a timeless tale of good and evil. The article concludes with a reflection on the quality and value of the learning which these projects have prompted.

Thanks to the English Association for allowing UKLA to reproduce the article.

English 4-11

Contemporary approaches to classic text - William Shakespeare’s Macbeth

by Gill Robins

Shakespeare is increasingly studied in primary schools, and Gill Robins shows how a contemporary approach is a rich experience of communication in many forms, providing an introduction to the subject that enhances children’s experience when meeting Shakespeare as a set text in Year 7.

Thanks to the English Association for allowing UKLA to reproduce the article.

English 4-11

Investigating the use of film to improve children’s literacy skills

by Annette Johnson

As part of an action research project jointly organised by the BFI and CLPE, Annette Johnson focuses on how the use of film can inspire and develop children's speaking, listening and writing skills. This leads her to ask questions about the links between film, auditory learning and developing children's writing.

Thanks to the English Association for allowing UKLA to reproduce the article.

English 4-11

The Story Spinner Project

by Marilyn Mottram

This storytelling project aims to involve families and communities in the National Year of Reading. This article describes phase one of the project and its impact on two Key Stage 1 classes by Marilyn Mottram, Adviser for Curriculum Development.

Thanks to the English Association for allowing UKLA to reproduce the article.

English 4-11

Using Twitter in the Classroom

by Martin Waller

Martin Waller describes how he has used the social networking system Twitter with his Year 2 class as means of engaging children in evaluating and reflecting on their own learning. Its use has created a greater understanding of real world literacy and helped develop digital literacy skills within this online community of practice.

Thanks to the English Association for allowing UKLA to reproduce the article.

English 4-11

Dancing into writing: adventures into the world of Abdi

by Ruth Wells

What happens when three schools and three agencies come together to explore a text? Ruth Wells recounts the experiences of seven Year 6 classes and their teachers who participated in a project on Madonna's 'The Adventures of Abdi', using dance as the main vehicle for engagement.

English 4-11

Joining Sentences

by Jim Crinson

Continuing his series of ideas for teaching children how language works, Jim Crinson shows how children can enjoy playing with clauses and connectives.