Opening Doors to Quality Writing: Ideas for Writing Inspired by Great Writers for Ages 6-9 by Bob Cox

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In Opening Doors to Famous Poetry and Prose, Bob Cox introduced teachers to engaging strategies which use literary heritage texts as the stimulus for excellent learning. This new companion book, Opening Doors to Quality Writing, for ages 6 to 9, puts the focus on pupils producing quality writing developing their literacy skills and a love of reading in the process.

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In Opening Doors to Famous Poetry and Prose, Bob Cox introduced teachers to engaging strategies which use literary heritage texts as the stimulus for excellent learning. This new companion book, Opening Doors to Quality Writing, for ages 6 to 9, puts the focus on pupils producing quality writing developing their literacy skills and a love of reading in the process.

In the course of his educational consultancy work, Bob has seen many teachers successfully use the scope and depth which literature can offer to inspire high standards, mastery learning and, above all, a love of language in its many forms.

These 15 units of work cover poetry and prose: each unit provides exciting stimulus material, creative ideas for writing projects, and differentiation and support strategies, meaning all pupils can achieve the quality writing objectives. All the units should help teachers facilitate understanding of the challenging texts and maximise the huge potential for quality writing. Discover a multitude of ready-to-use ideas, inspired by classic literature and great writers works, along with plenty of new strategies and advice.

Units include:

Part 1: Opening doors to poetry

1. His Waistcoat and Trousers Were Made of Pork Chops – The New Vestments by Edward Lear

2. Prefabulous Animiles – The Hippocrump by James Reeves

3. Slowly the Tide Creeps Up the Sand – Slowly by James Reeves

4. Colour Your World – What is Pink? by Christina Rossetti

5. The Nymph and the Goblin – Overheard on a Saltmarsh by Harold Monro

6. Pictures in My Head – A Child’s Thought by Robert Louis Stevenson

7. He’s Behind You! – The Elf Singing by William Allingham

8. The Sounds of Silence – Lonely Street by Francisco López Merino

9. Pond Dipping – Daddy Fell into the Pond by Alfred Noyes

Part 2: Opening doors to prose

10. The Making of World-pap – The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby by Charles Kingsley

11. Master No-book and the Fairy Teach-all – Uncle David’s Nonsensical Story about Giants and Fairies by Catherine Sinclair

12. Turning the Key – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

13. The Old Oak Chest – The Riddle by Walter de la Mare

14. The Winking Scarecrow – The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

15. The Psammead – Five Children and It by E. Nesbit

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