The Power of Fantasy
in Early Learning
"This is a book that every primary school teacher can read with delight and benefit."
— Kieran Egan
"From the story of the fantasy lives of this classroom, Jenny Tyrrell builds an even richer tale, which teaches all of us how effective we can be in extending children's imaginations and ultimately in teaching them how to live. There can be no more important role of a teacher." —Colin Harrison
The Power of Fantasy in Early Learning (RoutledgeFalmer, 2001) is an absorbing and thought-provoking account of Jenny Tyrrell's success in using fantasy figures to develop literacy in her pupils. This unique book describes an alternative route into learning which harnessed and constantly stimulated the imaginations of young children; a sustained imaginative environment emerged in which learning flourished. Beautifully written by an experienced early years teacher, The Power of Fantasy in Early Learning is at once a guide to classroom practice, a challenge to conventional literacy techniques and an inspiring story.
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at Key Stage 1
This handbook has been specially written for primary teachers who have responsibility for coordinating English at Key Stage 1. It goes step by step through every stage of coordinating English in primary schools and provides valuable information for teachers who are new to being a subject leader, as well as those with more experience. Full of accessible advice and suggestions for improving practice, the handbook shows how a coordinator can create policies and links that work, exploit resources to the best effect, and develop the knowledge and expertise that will raise school standards.
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