COD 2021 - D628

Webinar - ESSARP On Demand - Creative Reading with Children

Pre-Primary & Primary Teachers

1 sessions, start: 16-Dec

Course detail

Year: 2021
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Griselda Beacon MA
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 1800.00
Non affiliate
ARS 1800.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 16 December 2021 02:00 pm 03:30 pm


Griselda Beacon

Griselda Beacon is a teacher trainer and a literature lover. She delivers teacher training workshops and talks on literature and foreign language learning in international contexts.
Griselda holds an MA in English & Literature and German as a Foreign Language from Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany. She has been working in the field of teacher education and Primary curriculum development for over 20 years.
She is a co-author of Together (Oxford UP), a tailor-made English coursebook series for Argentina, and co-editor of the book International Perspectives on Diversity in ELT (Palgrave, 2021).
She delivers teacher training workshops for several institutions, such as ESSARP, Oxford University Press in South America, NILE – Norwich Institute for Language Education in the UK, and she is currently mentoring the Young Learners Hub in Globe –TransformELT.
Her special interests include literature, young learners, creativity, CLIL and intercultural education. Passionate about children’s literature, Griselda loves visiting schools for storytelling sessions, reads picturebooks with children, and carries out projects with literature and art to foster creative reading, play, drama, diversity and inclusion in the English classroom.
She currently lectures in American Literature at UBA and teaches Children & Young Adults' Literature at IES en Lenguas Vivas Juan Ramón Fernández, Creativity at ENS en Lenguas Vivas S. B. de Spangenberg, Play, Music, Dance and Literature in Pre-Primary Education at IESPEI Sara Eccleston and Drama Techniques in the English Class at ISP Joaquín V. Gonzalez.
Pre-Primary & Primary Teachers
Introduce creative reading in Pre-Primary & Primary classroom: Book Talk – Storytelling – Reading Aloud - Story Time – Mediation – Interactive reading – Creative responses

Explore different strategies to promote children’s holistic reading experience.

Read, tell and perform literary texts with children to promote the development of language awareness and appropriation.

Think, plan and carry out a variety of creative “literary” tasks that ignite imagination and creativity!
The workshop explores creative reading strategies and activities in the Primary classroom which contribute to supporting extensive and spontaneous listening and reading in English. We will focus on how these strategies promote children’s reading abilities, ignite their creativity, imagination and thinkability and support the development of language awareness and appropriation. In this session, we will centre around picturebooks, storybooks and poems to encourage children’s holistic reading experience and we will make room for interactive and creative responses to foster exploration and discovery.

The reading material for our session may include some of the following texts:

A selection of poems by
- Michael Rosen
- Paul Cookson
- Tony Mitton
- Ian McMillan
- David Farmer
- Benjamin Zephaniah, among others.

A selection of stories by
Peter Reynolds, Todd Parr, Julia Donaldson, Anthony Browne, Vivieane Schwarz, Jon Klassen, Lucy
Cousins, Mo Willems, Michael Morpurgo, Nick Sharratt, Gray & Field, Chris Naylor – Ballesteros,
Steve Antony, among others.

These are some of the possible titles:

- There are No Cats in This Book (2010) Viviane Schwarz (author & illustrator)
- Silly Billy (2006) Anthony Browne (author & illustrator)
- Little Beauty (2010) Anthony Browne (author & illustrator)
- This is Not My Hat (2012) Jon Klassen (author & illustrator)
- This Book Just Ate My Dog (2014) Richard Byrne (author & illustrator)
- Don't Read This Book! (2010) Jill Lewis (author) & Deborah Allwright (illustrator)
- Don´t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (2003) Mo Willems (author & illustrator)
- Today I Will Fly (2012) Mo Willems (author & illustrator)
- There Is a Bird on Your Head (2013) Mo Willems (author & illustrator)
- Handa’s Surprise (1994) Eileen Browne (author & illustrator)
- Pete The Cat: I Love My White Shoes. (1999) Eric Litwin (Author) & James Dean (Illustrator)
- We are going on a Bear Hunt (1989) Michael Rosen (author) & Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
- The Smartest Giant in Town (2003) Julia Donaldson (author) & Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)
- Room on a Broom (2003) Julia Donaldson (author) & Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)
- The Gruffalo (1999), The Gruffalo´s Child (2004) Julia Donaldson (author) & A. Scheffler (Illustrator)
- Monkey Puzzle (2000) Julia Donaldson (author) & Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)
- The Singing Mermaid (2012). Julia Donaldson (Author) & Lydia Monks (Illustrator)
- Atchoo! ([2014 Tchoum!, France] 2015) Virginie Morgand. (author & illustrator)
- OI FROG! (2014) Kes Gray (Author) & Jim Field (Illustrator)
- OI DOG! (2016) Kes & Claire Gray (Authors) & Jim Field (Illustrator)
- Look Up! (2019). Nathan Bryon (Author) & Dapo Adeola (Illustrator)
- Clean Up! (2020). Nathan Bryon (Author) & Dapo Adeola (Illustrator)
- I’m a Girl! (2016). Yasmeen Ismail (Author & Illustrator)
- The Suitcase (2020). Chris Naylor-Ballesteros (Author & Illustrator)
- There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (1973) Child’s Play. Pam Adams (Illustrator)
- Hooray for Fish! ([2005] 2013) Lucy Cousins (Author & Illustrator)
- My Father is a Polar Bear (2016). Michael Morpurgo (Author) & Felicita Sala (Illustrator)
- Stuck (2011). Oliver Jeffers (Author & Illustrator)
- Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles (2015) Steve Anthony (Author & Illustrator)
- Green Lizards and Red Rectangles and the Blue Ball (2020). Steve Anthony (Author & Illustra-tor)
- Can I Be Your Dog? (2018). Troy Cummings (Author & Illustrator)
- Ish (2004) & The Dot (2003). Peter Reynolds (Author & Illustrator)
- Are You a Monkey? A Tale of Animal Charades. (2017) Marine Rivoal (Author & Illustrator)
- Yo! Yes? (1993) Chris Raschka (Author & Illustrator)
- The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew It Was None of His Business (2008). Werner Holzwarth (Author) & Wolf Erlbruch (Illustrator)
The workshop has a dialogical and interactive approach. Participants will discuss and apply concepts, work with children´s literary texts, brainstorm creative teaching ideas, and share them with their community of teachers.
Webinar 16 december 2.00 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.
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