Talk For Writing is an exceptionally effective instructional approach for teaching written expression, for both fiction and non fiction writing.

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Talk for Writing – Jumpstart Literacy (JSL) $36.00

This collection of simple to use, fun, multi-sensory games and creative lesson starters will jumpstart pupils’ enthusiasm for literacy learning.

The “jumpstarts” cover:

– Warming up the word – spelling and word games

– Syntactic gymnastics – creating sentences and written style

– Games to stimulate – talk, drama and writing

– Quickfire whiteboard starters – to strengthen the imagination

for use at Key stages 2 & 3 (ages 7-14)

ISBN: 9781843121022


Talk for Writing – Jumpstart Storymaking (JPSM) $36.00

Jumpstart! Storymaking is a collection of games and activities to develop the creative process of ‘storymaking’. It focuses upon ‘storytelling for writing’ as well as creating a whole school culture of storytelling, reading and writing. Storymaking is the process of retelling, innovating and creating new stories. Like the best-selling Jumpstart! Literacy, this book contains imaginative ‘quick-fire’ ideas that could be used as creative warm-ups and starters or developed into lessons. There are over 100 provocative and thought-provoking games and activities, intended to ‘jumpstart’ storytelling, reading and writing in any Key Stage 1, 2 or 3 classroom. Practical, easy-to-do and vastly entertaining, the ‘jumpstarts’ will appeal to busy teachers.

ISBN: 9780415466868

Talk for Writing – Jumpstart Grammar (JSG) $36.00

Fully updated to help teachers deal with the new 2016 Grammar Tests, this second edition presents a collection of simple to use, multi-sensory games and activities that will jumpstart pupils’ understanding of grammar in action. It includes coverage of the subjunctive and past progressive, selecting which tense is the most definite, identifying when a word is used as a subordinating conjunction/preposition, explaining how a comma can change meaning, and an increased emphasis on the passive.

Jumpstart! Grammar will prepare children for any grammar tests on the horizon in an engaging way so that they love playing with words and spinning sentences to make ideas dance. And, of course, they will be able to name the parts if that is what is required. Fun games will focus first on helping children hear the difference various types of grammar can make followed by activities to help them understand what different effects you can create with grammar. Technical terms will only be introduced once the children have established what the various features can do, with a particular focus on those terms that really help children discuss what makes language coherent and effective.

This indispensable, practical book celebrates the joys of language and coherent expression; of finding just the right words or phrases to express what you want to say.

ISBN: 9781138182783

Talk for Writing – Jumpstart Poetry (JSP) $36.00

A good poetry idea should help students feel excited about writing and enable them to think of what to write – developing their imagination, creativity and writing skills. Jumpstart! Poetry is about involving students as creative writers through the writing of poems. Practical, easy-to-use and vastly entertaining, the new ‘jumpstarts’ will appeal to busy teachers.


ISBN: 9780415467087

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