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Games, Ideas and Activities for Primary Literacy, 2nd Edition

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A collection of 150 unique games and activities to help support teaching of literacy in the primary classroom.
 
Designed with busy teachers in mind, the Classroom Gems series draws together an extensive selection of practical, tried-and-tested, off-the-shelf ideas, games and activities guaranteed to transform any lesson or classroom in an instant. Easily navigable, allowing you to choose the right activity quickly and easily, these invaluable resources are guaranteed to save you time and are a must-have tool to plan, prepare and deliver first-rate lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Contents
  4. Other titles in the series
  5. About the authors
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Introduction
  8. Chapter 1 Speaking and Listening
    1. Generic activities and games
      1. What’s That Sound?
      2. Telling My News
      3. Chinese Whispers
      4. Fortunately/Unfortunately
      5. Just a Minute
      6. Show What You Hear!
      7. Wishes and Favourites
      8. One for Sorrow, Two for Joy and the If Game
      9. Talk Prompts for Explanation and Discussion
      10. What Am I?
      11. Who Am I?
      12. Connections Game
      13. How Do You Say It?
      14. Barrier Games
      15. Jibber Jabber
      16. Super Stuff
    2. Activities to support paired and group work
      1. Talk Triangles and Listening Triangles
      2. Group Roles
      3. Snowballing
      4. Rainbowing
      5. Jigsawing
      6. Envoys
      7. Statement Game
      8. Six Thinking Hats
    3. Storytelling
      1. Storytelling
      2. What Comes Next?
      3. Tell Me a Tale
      4. Story in a Suitcase
    4. Drama activities
      1. Generic Drama Strategies
      2. Hot Seating
      3. Thought Tracking
      4. Telephone Conversations
      5. Freeze Frames
      6. Sculpting
      7. Role on the Wall
      8. Conscience Alley
      9. Hats, Glasses and Bags
      10. Marvellous Mimes
  9. Chapter 2 Reading
    1. Generic ideas and activities
      1. Book Week
      2. Early Word Games
      3. Walking About
      4. Guided Reading Activities
      5. Blooming Questions
      6. Prompts for Fiction
      7. Reading Journals
      8. Activities for Reading Journals (KS1)
      9. DARTs
      10. Get the Idea
    2. Phonics
      1. Draw a Rhyme
      2. Peel the Post-it!
      3. The Name Game
      4. Tops and Tails
      5. Countdown
    3. Fiction and poetry activities
      1. Talking about Books
      2. What Can You See?
      3. Six Hats for Reading
      4. Getting to Know You
      5. What Happens Next?
      6. What Is She Like?
      7. How Do They Feel?
      8. Wanted!
      9. What Should I Do?
      10. Point of View
      11. Highs and Lows
      12. So You Want to Be a Princess?
      13. Story Skeleton
    4. Non-fiction activities
      1. Read and Draw
      2. Cross Me Out
      3. Fact or Fiction
      4. The Sticky Note Game
      5. What Do You Know?
      6. This Is What You Do
      7. Is It True?
      8. Letters
      9. News Reports
      10. Note Making
      11. Persuade Me!
      12. Biography and Autobiography
      13. Picture It!
      14. Graphic Organisers
      15. Concept Map
      16. KWL Chart
      17. What Do I Want to Find Out?
  10. Chapter 3 Writing
    1. Generic ideas and activities
      1. Writing and the Role-Play Area
      2. Guided Writing Prompts
      3. Writers’ Workshop
      4. Perfect Partners
      5. Change the Form
      6. Writing Checklists
    2. Grammar: Playing with language
      1. Add the Adjective
      2. Guess My Move – Verbs and Adverbs
      3. Abstract or Concrete? What’s that Noun?
      4. Making the Connection – Connectives
      5. Connective Consequences
      6. Pick a Preposition
      7. Consequences – Reinforcing Word Classes
      8. Phrases to Sentences
      9. What’s in a Sentence?
      10. Name that Paragraph
      11. Question or Statement?
      12. Sentence Activities
      13. Stretch a Sentence
      14. Present to Past – Verb Tenses
      15. Say It Right! Using Standard English
    3. Spelling
      1. Spell Away!
      2. Spell Well
      3. Hot Potato
      4. It’s Raining Words!
      5. Spell That Word!
      6. Words, Words, Words!
      7. More Ideas for Spelling
      8. Hunt the Homophone
      9. Spelling Challenges
      10. Not Another Spelling List!
      11. What’s That Word?
      12. Spot the Syllables
      13. What’s My Root?
      14. Where Does That Word Come From?
      15. Spelling Prompts
    4. Fiction activities
      1. Story Openings
      2. In the End
      3. Story Ideas
      4. What Happens Next?
      5. Story Shapes
      6. Circles and Graphs
      7. Story Planners and Prompts (KS1)
      8. Story Planners and Prompts (KS2)
      9. What Happened When …?
      10. Copycat
      11. Draw a Character
      12. Make a Story
      13. Set the Scene
      14. Playing to the Audience
    5. Poetry activities
      1. Alliterative Alphabet
      2. Rhyme Time
      3. Lovely Lists
      4. Guess Who?
      5. Playful Poems
      6. Questions and Answers
      7. Behind the Door
    6. Non-fiction activities
      1. Walk the Talk!
      2. Did You Know?
      3. Fact File
      4. Activities to Support Non-chronological Reports
      5. The Cheese Sandwich
      6. In the News
    7. Useful websites
  11. Imprint