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Diversity and Folk Narratives
The Land of Counterpane
Land of Counterpane
At Bishop Bronescombe Primary School in Cornwall, Year 5 and 6 pupils have been making animations of a poem, The Land of Counterpane. The whole process has been captured on video by teacher Stewart Gynn. His video reveals the children's changing views of poetry and how their speaking and listening skills, as well as their teamwork, have improved. Boys in particular have become less reluctant to read poetry and are more motivated towards reading in general. Stewart's video is shown in the programme. Stewart discusses it with headteacher Adrian Massey and AST literacy co-ordinator Sally Berry. Consultant Adrienne Jones asks why making stop-frame animation engages boys and how it helps to make poetry more concrete and accessible. What else was discovered about the way the children worked together? Stewart describes how holding the camera prevented him from stepping in, possibly too soon, in their process of discovery.
Reading and Writing Strategies
Conferring with Boys
In this video, Max Brand confers individually with two different boys in this fifth grade classroom---one during writer's workshop, the other during reading workshop. Max demonstrates the key elements of successful literacy conferences with boys---plenty of wait time, homing in on specific text, and discussing reading or writing strategies the student is using.
2019 Newbery Award Winners
Citations, abstracts and some articles about education.
Articles on early childhood, primary, secondary, and higher education, and multilingual education, and health education.
Gale Literary Sources
Articles and essays on literary criticism, and biographies of authors from many countries.