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Creativity and writing: developing voice and verve in the classroom

Goouch, Kathy; Grainger, Teresa and Lambirth, Andrew (2005). Creativity and writing: developing voice and verve in the classroom. Oxfordshire,UK: Routledge.

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"This clear yet authoritative book affirms the vital role of creativity in writing and considers and encourages flexible, innovative practices in teaching. Importantly, the book reflects upon teachers' imaginative and artistic involvement in the writing process as role models, collaborators, artists, and as writers themselves. Arguing that children's creative use of language is key to the development of language and literacy skills, this book focuses on the composition process and how children can express their own ideas. In addition, the authors consider the many forms of creative language that influence the inner and outer voice of children, including reading, investigating, talking and engaging in a range of inspiring activities. Illustrated throughout with many examples of children's writing and drawing, this book also provides suggestions for classroom activities and is a source of inspiration and practical guidance for any teacher looking to deepen their understanding of literacy theory and practice."

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 0-415-32885-3, 978-0-415-32885-2
Extra Information: For further publications by Teresa Grainger see Teresa Cremin.
Keywords: creativity; writing; voice; verve; agency; teachers as artists
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
Item ID: 9760
Depositing User: Teresa Cremin
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2018 14:23
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