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dc.contributor.authorFraser, Deborah
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-26T02:13:34Z
dc.date.available2009-11-26T02:13:34Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationFraser, D. (2006). The creative potential of metaphorical writing in the literacy classroom. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 5(2), 93-108.en
dc.identifier.issn1175-8708
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/3417
dc.description.abstractCreativity is difficult to define and a universal definition remains elusive. However, common words associated with creativity affirm that it concerns novelty and originality, hallmarks of many great and enduring texts. Students can also be encouraged to surface original ideas through constructing their own creative texts. This article outlines such a project that focuses on metaphorical writing with students in the primary school setting. When teachers foster creativity in the literacy classroom, they provide openended lessons, encourage variety and innovation, and allow time to play with ideas. Engaging students in writing their own metaphorical texts is one way in which students can generate novel responses and multiple interpretations as outlined in this paper. The students’ texts reveal unique voices that range from the playful to the dramatic in their creative exploration of what it means to be human. The potential of such writing for engaging students is discussed alongside the value of metaphorical writing for encouraging emotional exploration, imagination and sheer enjoyment.en
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://edlinked.soe.waikato.ac.nz/research/journal/view.php?article=true&id=425&p=1en
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the journal: English Teaching: Practice and Critique. Used with permission.en
dc.subjectcreativityen
dc.subjectmetaphoren
dc.subjectchildren’s writingen
dc.subjectemotionen
dc.titleThe creative potential of metaphorical writing in the literacy classroomen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.relation.isPartOfEnglish Teaching: Practice and Critiqueen_NZ
pubs.begin-page93en_NZ
pubs.editionSeptemberen_NZ
pubs.elements-id32149
pubs.end-page108en_NZ
pubs.issue2en_NZ
pubs.volume5en_NZ


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