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Lambirth, Andrew; Smith, Sarah; Steele, Susanna – Literacy, 2012
Evidence suggests (Ofsted, 2007) that the role of the Subject Leader is crucial in how well poetry is taught in schools. This paper attempts to provide some insights on "what it is like" to coordinate poetry teaching in a primary school. Some of the data confirm elements of the findings from earlier research on the state of poetry in…
Descriptors: Poetry, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Leadership
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Lambirth, Andrew; Goouch, Kathy – Literacy, 2006
This paper examines the history, rationale, uses and abuses of writing journals in primary classrooms. We argue that writing journals form part of a pedagogy derived from an understanding of how children can be motivated to express themselves, independently of teachers. Moreover, they demonstrate the power of welcoming children's home cultures…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Student Journals, Elementary Education, Instructional Development