Finding the Joy in reading and writing: teaching literacy in PRUs.

Carol Tribe,Helen Watt,Andrew Lambirth,Susanna Steele

This article describes how two teachers in pupil referral units used writing journals, storytelling and quality picturebooks to encourage reluctant learners to write with enthusiasm and find success in creating their own stories. The teachers were delighted about gains in self-esteem as well as in reading and writing achievement and the article recommends particular texts which helped tackle sensitive issues.Thanks to The English Association for allowing UKLA to reproduce the article.

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