You are here

More Write Dance
Share

More Write Dance
Extending Development of Write Dance for Children age 5-9

Second Edition


October 2011 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Also available as a pack (Book, CD and DVD)

Paper (978-1-44620-065-0) £56.99

Find out more: here

 

Write Dance is a lively, innovative, and above all, fun approach to developing prewriting and writing skills using movement. More Write Dance uses music, instructions and illustrations to help teachers guide children on how to refine and develop their drawings to achieve fluent letter strings.

 

This new edition includes:

- greater guidance on foundation movements, letter groups and joins

 

- more teaching materials to help children learn to write

 

- a fully revised introduction that outlines the theory behind the programme

 

- more guidance for practitioners on using Write Dance in their setting.

 

Described by the author as 'an adventure with letters!' the book and audio CD will help children of all abilities to develop their writing, creativity and motor skills.

 

Ragnhild Oussoren is the creator of Write Dance and gives workshops in different countries. The Write Dance method has been so successful that it is practiced in six languages all around the world.

 

 

 
Introduction
Writing and Dancing  
Three Write Dance Circles  
 
Foundation Movements and Letter Groups
Joining up the Following Letter  
 
Exercises: Preparatory and supporting
 
Write Drawing and Breathing
 
Exercises: Rounded and Straight
Rounded: Loops, Eights and Flowers  
Straight: Angles and Crosses  
Clovers  
 
Eight Write Dance Cartoon figures
 
The Writing Posture Rhyme
 
Writing Sheets and (Sound) Words
Sound Words and Writing Sheets 1 and 2  
Simple Words Consisting of Three or Four Letters on Writing Sheet 3  
Words and Sentences on Writing Sheets 4 and 5  
Krongelidong-Animals and Your Own Write Dance Signature  
 
Letters A to Z
 
Capitals
 
Numbers
 
Music Drawings
Sailing Boat  
Ocean Journey  
Little Tea Ship  
The Apartments of Dream Castle  
Snow  
 
Appendices and Copy Sheets
List of Music Tracks: Rounded and Straight  
List of Exercises  
List of Words Containing a Cluster of Vowels and/or Consonants  
List of words in Which Vowels and Consonants Alternate, as in sound words  
Writing Sheet 1  
Writing Sheet 2  
Writing Sheet 3  
Writing Sheet 4  
Writing Sheet 5  
Sixteen Squares  
Jacco Long Nose and Leo the Thinker  
Ocean Waves and Beach Waves  
Mountains-Hare Hop-Bulb Field-the Sea  
Clovers  
Cartoon figures (2x)  
Pictorial letters (2x)  

'As an Early Years practitioner I use Write Dance on a weekly basis and, like my colleague before me, recommend it to anyone who will listen. It sits neatly within the Early Years providing a physical, interactive and visual response to music… year after year I see the children's skills and their confidence in their abilities grow' -
Bryonie Williams, Foundation Stage Leader and Reception Class Teacher

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 3


Preview this book

Ragnhild Oussoren

Ragnhild Oussoren is the creator of Write Dance and gives workshops in different countries. The Write Dance method has been so successful that it is practiced in six languages all around the world. More About Author

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9781446201138
£33.99 
ISBN: 9781446201121
£109.00