Developing Writing for Different Purposes: Teaching about Genre in the Early Years by Jean Baudrillard, David Reedy

This AAAAAis a book that charts young children’s early attempts to write as they struggle to communicate meaning for a variety of purposes. Each section deals with the appropriate research evidence on the development of children’s competence in literacy, and their growing awareness of genre, and uniquely, with a clear approach to teaching children from three to seven years. The text combines the necessary theoretical underpinning plus the day-to-day practical experience of working with young children in order to develop their understanding of the different forms and language of texts.

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Teaching Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling in Primary Schools by David Waugh, Claire Warner, Rosemary Waugh

teachimg graHow do you teach grammar, punctuation and spelling in primary schools in a way that sparks children’s interest? Trainee and beginning teachers often find the teaching of grammar, punctuation and spelling especially challenging as they are not confident in their own knowledge. This book explores and provides the subject knowledge you will need to teach grammar, punctuation and spelling and gives guidance on how to teach it. It helps you to build confidence in your own knowledge, opening up the subject and enabling them to approach teaching with ease. Examples of effective lessons show you how to engage children’s interest in some of the more formal aspects of writing and throughout, activities and practical examples demonstrate how you can translate this learning into the classroom.

London Picture Book – Reading For Pleasure

kittyclairmont · March 27, 2013
(Not a new post just re-edited)

I recently presented my book review on Paddington at the Palace by Michael Bond, illus R.W for inclusion in the virtual collection of picture books by University of East London Primary PGCE trainee teachers….fantastic learning opportunity.

It was a wonderful experience, even though it was nerve racking! A real privilege to be part of it.

http://londonpicturebook.wordpress.com/

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Literature search on improving boys’ writing by Daly

Literature search on improving boys’ writing by Daly, Caroline, Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED)Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED), corp creators. (2002) Literature search on improving boys’ writing.

This review considers the findings of recent literature on boys’ writing in Key Stages 1–4 in England, and refers to related literature from other parts of the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and North America. It also includes some reference to the Reception year of the Foundation Stage.
(I have highlighted text for my own use)

All Women’s Day and the lady Mayor Elizabeth Kangethe!

I was a guest speaker at Dagenham Library celebrating ALL WOMEN’S DAY where I read extracts from my books and talked about what inspired me to become an author. It was a wonderful day with so many astounding women talking about their various enterprises and achievements – in particular the esteemed lady Mayor of Barking and Dagenham herself Elizabeth Kangethe who was interested in ARTY TARDY! What an inspirational lady she is!

Me and the Mayor Barking and Dagenham

Lovereading review of ARTY TARDY

What a wonderful review!!! 

“The book isn’t preachy, and nor is it moralistic. It does, however, pack a powerful message: That schools must do more to facilitate the inclusion of SEN children. It also identifies the single-most important point of mainstream education – that no children, with and without SEN, are “mainstream” at all. All children need the support of their peers and teaching staff to thrive.”

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http://blog.lovereading.co.uk/2015/03/lovereading-book-review-arty-tardy-by-kitty-clairmont/#.VQbfX_6sXUu

Earlham Primary School reading ARTY TARDY!

This afternoon I had a lovely ⅵsit to Earlham Primary School where I used to work as a Teaching Assistant.  Head Teacher Laura Hewer was so warm and welcoming and it was great to see the staff and children who still remembered me! Even better is the fact that the teacher I used to work with  –  Miss Kirby – my hero and role model is going to be reading ARTY TARDY with a Year 6 class!

What a wonderful afternoon!

Arty Tardy