Getting ready to write

Alistair Bryce-Clegg
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There are so many ways practitioners can get children ready for writing and Alistair explores these in this step by step theory into practice book that is backed up by a 'how to' section featuring real examples of effective initiatives.

Starting with the theory this book takes practitioners through the developmental stages, looks at gender differences in mark making and then provides some innovative ideas for intervention such as Dough Gym and Jedi Writing!Alistair is convinced that once practitioners understand the developmental stages of becoming a mark maker (from palm gripping to shoulder pivot) and are given the tried and tested activities to use, they will see a significant difference in progress.

Author bio:

Alistair was head teacher of a very successful infant school and Early Years Unit for 10 years. He is now a consultant. Alistair's experience and expertise has meant that he has been invited to work with individuals, settings and Local Authorities both Nationally and Internationally. His work with settings is based on leading by example and not just 'telling'. In September 2010 he set up a blog where he posts examples of the work that he does alongside activity ideas, planning formats and policies. The blog is constantly updated with new ideas and initiatives. You can find out more at:

Category: Education
ISBN: 9781408193181
Edition No: 1
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Imprint: Featherstone Education
Pub Date: April 2013
Page Extent: 64
Format: Book
Subject: Education