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Multisensory Learning: Book 2

A step by step approach to teaching the foundations of writing

This Multisensory Learning resource takes a step-by-step approach to teaching the foundations of writing. It provides simple and exciting ways for teachers to help children engage and achieve success in the curriculum area of English. With the focus on writing, the comprehensive teacher notes, activities, charts and checklists, make this an essential resource to have in your classroom.

Ages: 5-8 | Pages: 56 | Code: 0398B | ISBN: 9781877478338

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Frances Adlam

Frances Adlam, a highly experienced and creative educator and therapist, has 20 years of teaching experience, is considered a “gifted teacher” by many, and for over 15 years has been involved in teaching the arts, creativity, multiple intelligences and working with creatively gifted children. She has lectured in New Zealand and been an adviser for teachers in the aforementioned areas. She is also a published children’s author, a dancer and a playwright. She currently works as an educator and therapist for children in her private practice, Out of the Box, where she specialises in working with children who are on the spectra of dyslexia, ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome and autism. Frances has written many resources for Essential Resources, some of which are under her former name, Frances Reed. You can find out more about Frances at


The Multisensory Approach to Writing4
About This Book5
Learning Considerations5
Multisensory Learning7
Inspiring Children to Write8
Encouraging Creative Writing9
A Few Basics10
One: Old Chums-Reading and Writing11
Two: Writing Ideas14
Three: Planning to Write Fiction16
Four: Planning to Write Non-fiction18
Five: Literary Writing-Narrative19
Six: Literary Writing-Drama20
Seven: Literary Writing-Poetry21
Eight: Factual Writing-"Warm-up" Activities23
Nine: Different Types of Factual Writing24
Ten: Wondrous Words29
Eleven: Word Pictures-Similes32
Twelve: Word Pictures-Metaphors34
Thirteen: The What, Who, Where, When, Why and How of Writing36
Fourteen: Sneaking in the Senses40
Fifteen: Enjoying Editing (Yeah, right!)42
Sixteen: Writing Games44
Just for Fun47
Unit Charts and Checklists49