Shakespeare and the Young Writer by Fred Sedgwick


Shakespeare and the Young Writer by Fred Sedgwick

Shakespeare and the Young Writer presents fascinating and impressive accounts of primary school children encountering Shakespeare's work for the first time. Fred Sedgwick shows how careful selection of scenes, lines and images from the plays and sonnets - in their original language - can be used to great effect as the starting point for children's writing. Examples of children's work show just how powerful the stimulus can be. The book will be of great value to all teachers looking for new ideas to improve their practice in teaching literacy.


Upper-division undergraduates and above in elementary education should read this valuable book.. - Choice, 07/00

About the Author

Fred Sedgwick was born in Ireland and brought up in London. He has been a freelance writer, teacher and lecturer since 1990. He is the author of hundreds of poems in anthologies for children, and over thirty books: about teaching writing, Shakespeare and the Young Writer (Routledge), etymology (Where Words Come From, Continuum) and Art Education. He is a father (to Daniel) and a grandfather (to Malachi).

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176 pages


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Publication date

10th June 1999



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