Covering the Curriculum with Stories
Six Cross-curricular Projects That Teach Literacy and Thinking Through Dramatic Play
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Covering the Curriculum with Stories by Sharon Ginnis
Book Description"Covering the Curriculum with Stories" is an exciting and unique resource, presenting a set of six delightful, cross-curricular play-based projects that deliver outstanding learning experiences. Designed for children aged 3-7, these projects will make major contributions to pupils' literacy and literary skills, teach a whole repertoire of thinking skills and deliver many features of the Foundation and KS1 Curricula in an integrated, cross-curricular way. Each project: is based on an original story; uses dramatic and kinaesthetic techniques; capitalises on children's natural instinct to play; lays down important conceptual foundations for later learning; and promotes emotional intelligence, learning-to-learn and citizenship. The book provides everything you need to know to teach the projects successfully, including: clear overviews with precise learning intentions; simple, clear, step-by-step instructions; details of pupil activities; indications of cross-curricular links; and, references to QCA programmes of study. In addition, you will find extensive worksheets and learning materials on the Resources CD inside the back cover.Plus CD-ROM of supplementary projects for foundation and KS1, plus artwork set.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904424970
(297mm x 210mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Crown House Publishing
Publisher: Crown House Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Sharon Ginnis
Paul Ginnis, author of the famous Teacher's Toolkit. Paul was a bestselling author and independent trainer with over 27 years' experience who supported schools in raising achievement by focusing on teaching and learning. Before becoming an independent trainer, in which capacity he worked in over 3000 secondary, primary and special schools in the UK and overseas, he worked as a head of department in inner city Birmingham, an advisory teacher and a staff development tutor. Much of Paul's time was spent in classrooms, working directly with teachers and students, devising and trialling strategies to improve the quality of learning for all. His style combined theory and practice. For more details visit www.ginnis.eu Sharon Ginnis has over 25 years experience in education and youth theatre and has taught in all phases, from Early Years to F.E. She specialises in the creative use of drama to promote thinking, literacy and cross-curricular learning. Nowadays, much of her time is spent in primary school classrooms, helping teachers to implement these innovative ideas. Apart from her freelance work, Sharon is Teaching and Learning Consultant to the Island of Jersey and an Associate of the Education Development Unit of St. Martin's College, Lancaster.
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