Fun with Words Creative Language Activities to Stretch More Able KS2 Children by John Foster
  

Synopsis

Fun with Words Creative Language Activities to Stretch More Able KS2 Children by John Foster

Fun with Words contains photocopiable creative activities that will stretch more able key stage 2 children working towards levels 5 and 6. The activities link closely to the new (September 2014) National Curriculum for England, encouraging pupils to enjoy, understand and manipulate language. Fun with Words provides activities which pupils will enjoy doing and that will make learning about words fun. By playing with words, children will not only extend their vocabularies, improve their spelling and develop their language skills; they will also come to understand the etymology and morphology of words: where they come from, how they work and how they can be used. Children are encouraged to solve and create riddles and to experiment with words in a variety of wordplay activities, such as playing with words, discovering anagrams and exploring jokes based on homophones. The activities can be used with either individuals or groups.

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Children, especially those in Years 5 and 6. Linking to the 2014 curriculum, the book encourages pupils to enjoy, understand and manipulate language through a selection of engaging activities. Pupils are encouraged to play with words; to learn how much fun words can be; to extend their vocabularies, improve their spelling and develop their language skills. The book also looks at the etymology and morphology of words; this helps understanding of how and when to use words. Children are encouraged to solve and create riddles and to experiment with words in a variety of word play activities, such as playing with words, discovering anagrams and exploring jokes based on homophones. The activities can be used with either individuals or groups. Throughout the book, the activities really draw children in and encourage them to think about how they use language and how to make the most of the variety of the English language. The author is a well known poet, much loved for his lively and engaging poems and for his anthologies, both of which are widely used in schools. (Parents in Touch)

About the Author

John Foster

John Foster is one of the nations best loved and highly regarded children's poets.

He was born in Carlisle, then educated at Denstone College in Staffordshire and Brasenose College, Oxford. For over twenty years John taught English at various Oxfordshire comprehensive schools. He is now a full-time writer and much in demand in schools and libraries as a performance poet. John's poetry anthologies present children with original and contemporary poetry, proving that poetry is both accessible and fun.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
56 pages

Author

John Foster
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Publisher

Brilliant Publications
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Publication date

25th March 2015

ISBN

9781783171798


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