BOOK REVIEW: Literacy Across the Curriculum

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A great little book, which will offer teachers a variety of opportunities to incorporate all aspects of literacy across the curriculum.

A great little book, which will offer teachers a variety of opportunities to incorporate all aspects of literacy across the curriculum.



Each chapter focuses on a specific aspect and offers activities to develop the skill with the children. The activities, such as Repeat, Repeat, Repeat and Key Word Pictionary in the chapter Vamp Up Your Vocabulary, would I'm sure, encourage even the most reluctant learner to start to consider developing their use of words.



For many children, the idea of being a Literacy Champion for finding and correcting a partner's mistakes in the Write Better chapter will be very appealing, and could be the answer to the problem of children not proof-reading their work. The Writing Wheel in the same chapter is an excellent structure for older children to self-or peer-assesses key components of effective writing.



It is an excellent book to lead staff discussion in the development of literacy across the curriculum as the activities can be hand-picked to match the needs of the school, as well as individual cohorts.



Many of the activities need to be built upon and extended by a whole-school approach to be of true benefit for all children.



Literacy Across the Curriculum
By Caroline Bentley-Davies
ISBN: 9781906610487
www.teacherspocketbooks.co.uk.
£7.99
Review: Karen Taylor


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