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Children Writing Stories

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 208 Nombre de pages
Reveals the creative force of children's narrative imagination and shows how this develops through childhood. This book offers a w... Lire la suite
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Description

Reveals the creative force of children's narrative imagination and shows how this develops through childhood. This book offers a way of understanding of the significance of narrative for children's intellectual growth and for learning and teaching. It also explores a series of real stories written by children between the ages of five and fifteen.

Auteur

Michael Armstrong has taught at every level of education from infant school to university. He was tor eighteen years headteacher of Harwell Primary School in Oxfordshire. He is a visiting professor at the Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, Vermont. His previous book, Closely Observed Children, was published in 1980.



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"Here is a worthy successor to Ted Hughes' Poetry in the Making, the book that enabled me to gain the confidence to begin to find my own voice as a story teller. Children Writing Stories confirms that we all have a story to tell if we are enabled to develop enough self-belief. So much of our natural creativity is smothered during our school years. Teachers and children feel hemmed in by the strictures of a curriculum which simply does not allow room for creativity to breathe. Unlock the chains, let the light in, and this is the kind of writing that will flow, this is the kind of intellectual and emotional growing that can transform young lives."
Michael Morpurgo, Children's Laureate 2003-2005

"What a splendid book! Michael Armstrong paysattention - thirty years of it - to the stories thatchildren write. We get two for one: the children'sown delightful and intriguing work - I want torush off and write some Wally (age 5) stories ofmy own - and Michael Armstrong's intenseinterpretations. "
Allan Ahlberg

"This is real learning at its best, teaching byexample, through painstaking scrutiny of the artof young writers. Absorbing, moving,enlightening, inspiring."
Morag Styles, University of Cambridge

In Children Writing Stories, Michael Armstrong reveals the creative force of children's narrative imagination and shows how this develops through childhood. He provides a new and powerful understanding of the significance of narrative for children's intellectual growth and for learning and teaching.

The book explores a series of real stories written by children between the ages of five and fifteen, and traces the growth of literary consciousness from the dawn of written narrative in the kindergarten, through the early years of schooling and on into adolescence. Each chapter opens with a story or stories, which the author then goes on to examine in detail, so that the book may be seen as both a select anthology of children's stories and as a critical account of children's narrative practice.

This original and provocative book will appeal to teachers, parents, students of education and readers with an interest in literacy, children's writing or narrative theory.



Résumé
The book explores a series of real stories written by children between the ages of five and fifteen, and traces the growth of literary consciousness from the dawn of written narrative in the kindergarten, through the early years of schooling and on into adolescence.

Contenu

Preface: Thinking about Children's Stories Chapter 1: Conscious Creativity: reflections on an essay by Leo Tolstoy.
The Life of a Soldier's Wife, by Fedka,age 11.

Chapter 2: Origins of a Practice: a five year old's mythology.
Nine Stories, by Wally, age 5.

Chapter 3: Image and Text: entering a literary world.
The Poorly Mouse, by Jessica, age 6.
The Little Girl Who Got Lost, by Melissa, age 6.

Chapter 4: Encoding the Marvellous: narrative thought at nine years old.
Six Tales, by Lydia, age 8 - 9.

Chapter 5: Appropriating Trickster: the story of Laura & the workshop.
Upsetter Finds the Four Leaf Clover Circuit, by Laura, age 9.

Chapter 6: Into the Beyond: imagination and reality.
Three Tales of the Imagination, by Rebecca, age 11 and age 16.

Chapter 7: The Pedagogy of the Imagination. Walking Through the Wood, by Leo Tolstoy

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Children Writing Stories
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780335219766
ISBN: 978-0-335-21976-6
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Open University Press
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 208
Poids: 316g
Taille: H232mm x B161mm x T13mm
Année: 2006