Preparation, planning, and taking a little time to stop and evaluate – Joy Court talks to Alison Tarrant

SHARED PRACTICE Highlighting the benefits of preparation, planning, and taking a little time to stop and evaluate – Joy Court talks to Alison Tarrant. In synergy with my latest Hot Topic (I’m a School Librarian, and I’m worth it!), I persuaded 2016 Honour List librarian Alison Tarrant (read her citation here ) from Cambourne Village College […]

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500 Wondercrump Words: How young writers use Roald Dahl’s language

BFG and Dahl Dictionary

From Agent Wonka to Big Friendly Zombies, snozsprouts to puckleberries, this year’s entrants to the BBC Radio 2 500 Words competition show how Roald Dahl’s language continues to inspire them. At the end of Roald Dahl’s much-loved tale of The BFG, the eponymous giant is inspired to take up storywriting, and generations of Dahl’s young readers have done likewise, using […]

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