Putting literature at the heart of the literacy curriculum

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This paper documents an initiative in Continuing Professional Development, conceived and carried out by London's Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE). The intention was to improve the teaching and learning of writing in Years 5 and 6 of the primary school (9–11-year-olds), through working with challenging literature. This teacher education project drew on CLPE's earlier research project, published as The Reader in the Writer (

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  • Aesthetic reading
  • Discussion
  • Drama
  • Powerful texts
  • Primary writing
  • Reading aloud

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  • Deborah Nicholson

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