For teachers charged with the great responsibility of helping students achieve basic literacy, delivering instruction in stimulating and engaging ways is not an ideal – it’s a necessity. Recognising this Kieran Egan puts the fun in fundamentals of literacy by helping teachers stir students’ imagination and emotions.
In Teaching Literacy, Egan champions a new approach that focuses on teaching core literacy skills using concepts ranging from fascinating to exotic to magnificent to weird. By framing the elements of literacy in the unforgettable, students more readily internalise and retain material, not only preparing them for tests, but also instilling a lifelong love of reading and writing.
Combining playfulness with practicality and creativity with common sense, Egan’s strategies apply to beginning readers at any age, bringing about authentic, enjoyable learning experiences.
This book includes step by step planning frameworks for designing and delivering engaging literacy instruction.