Pie Corbett's tried and tested 'Talk for Writing' 'storymaking' approach has been used in many early years settings across the country as the key strategy for helping children to build up a bank of traditional tales, developing their imaginative and linguistic repertoires. Imitating the text enables children to internalise the language patterns of storytelling, then invate on them and become confident inventors of their own stories. 'Talk for Writing' also helps build a love of reading and enables children to move from oral storytelling to beginning to write stories of their own. This book shows early years settings how to set up the approach and how to involve parents, carers and other family members through learning the same stories that the children are learning. This family involvement t only helps the children's linguistic development but also increases the confidence of family members in supporting their children. This practical resource offers: 9 stories and rhymes together with storymaps for nursery-age children, and ather 9 for Foundation Stage children Fully worked, tried and tested examples of how to establish the 'Talk for Writing' approach in early years settings, illustrated by four stories taking staff step by step through the imitation, invation and invention stages DVD of Pie Corbett workshops with teachers showing 'Talk for Writing' in action and demonstrating how to deliver training 2nd DVD with video footage of Nursery and Foundation stage children and parents involved in the approach, plus interviews with teachers and parents Downloadable versions of the stories together with amendable colour version of the story maps
Pie Corbett is a leading literacy expert, inspirational trainer, poet and author of over 250 books, including the bestselling Talk for Writing across the Curriculum: How to teach non-fiction writing 5-12 years. A former primary headteacher and Ofsted inspector, he is widely known for developing the transformational Talk for Writing approach. In 2009, it was adopted nationally as part of the Primary Literacy Framework. Julia Strong now works with Pie Corbett developing Talk for Writing. After 25 years of teaching, she became Deputy Director of the National Literacy Trust and the Director of the National Reading Campaign. There she focused on building school communities that read, including Early Reading Connects, and family involvement in reading. She is the author of a number of best-selling books, including Talk for Writing Across the Curriculum (Open University press, 2011) with Pie Corbett.
Julia Strong, Pie Corbett
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