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Prioritising Play: Strategies for Palyful Literacy Development in the Junior Primary Classroom
Young children navigate the world of literacy through play. Prioritising play affords endless opportunities to teach, reinforce and contextualise a wealth of literacy components, capitalising on children’s previous related knowledge, choice and interests.
This webinar will explore a range of strategies to support playful approaches to literacy instruction and the prioritisation of play in support literacy development in the junior primary classroom.

Nov 17, 2022 07:00 PM in Dublin

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Clara Maria Fiorentini
Clara Maria Fiorentini is a lecturer in education at Marino Institute of Education specialising in English Methods and Early Childhood Education. Prior to joining MIE, Clara taught for eleven years in Dominican Primary School, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin throughout which time she developed a keen interest in literacy development and playful pedagogy. Clara completed a Masters in Children’s Literature at DCU and is currently a PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin, Clara is researching early literacy development and transitions to formal literacy learning. The face behind the popular Irish teaching blog www.claramariafiorentini.com, Clara is also an executive committee member of the Literacy Association of Ireland and is co-author of Ireland’s first multisensory phonics programme, Sounds Like Phonics (CJ Fallon, 2019).