Written by Bob Cox with Leah Crawford, Angela Jenkins and Julie Sargent, Opening Doors to Ambitious Primary English provides both big principles and a toolkit of strategies all carefully selected to support the design of a deeper, more creative and more expansive English curriculum.
Together with Leah Crawford, Angela Jenkins and Julie Sargent, Bob Cox has compiled this rich resource, complete with vivid illustrations by Victoria Cox, to help teachers enhance their learners' engagement with challenging texts and develop their writing skills as budding wordsmiths. Working in association with the Opening Doors network of schools, the authors address the vital concept of pitching high but including all pupils and how this approach can be delivered in practice.
Opening Doors to Ambitious Primary English explains and models top quality ways of thinking, planning and teaching. The resources, case studies and authors’ innovative ideas on theory will help you to make primary English vibrant, creative and challenging in your school. It also provides frameworks and principles for any school wishing to be more ambitious in developing pupils’ speaking, listening, reading, writing and thinking with a greater sense of curiosity and more originality.
Opening Doors to Ambitious Primary English contains chapter by chapter explanations of how English in primary schools can be developed in ambitious ways. Supported by research references, examples of pupils’ work and illuminating case studies, the book provides teachers with a toolkit of strategies which schools can adapt and apply to their own contexts.
The book is supported by the Opening Doors series of books which contain units of work based around selected texts. The authors hope this book will act as a starting block from which to develop an Opening Doors approach to English, and have suggested key concepts around which the curriculum can be built, with the units providing examples to work from.
Suitable for teachers and curriculum leads in primary settings.