Tag: literacy for pleasure
Getting to grips with Grammar
I became a teacher shortly after my 30th birthday. I had not stepped foot in a primary school for almost 20 years and, to be honest, the grammatical terminology required to teach Year 5 English came as quite a shock. I had done well in my SATs, GCSEs and A-Levels, I’d gone on to achieve…
Hosting a ‘Book Tasting’
I initially saw the idea back in April when Tom Riston, a year 4 teacher at Wroxham Primary School, posted a picture on Twitter (@Year4_TWS). His photo really caught my eye and sent my imagination into overdrive. Tom had also blogged about his inspiring book tasting experience and this gave me all the information I needed to set…
The Journey Begins…
This blog will share creative ideas, practice and pedagogy that I explore on my journey as a Literacy for Pleasure teacher. I will be sharing research, reviews, resources, book club talk and CPD for others who are looking for transformational ideas to engage, inspire and improve reading and writing for pleasure in school.