In Reading for Pleasure, Kenny Pieper has gathered a range of tried-and-tested strategies to get kids reading, and enjoying it. We hear too often that kids don't read any more: Kenny thinks it should be every teacher's mission to prove this isn't true.
Drawing on research exploring new media practices, this book explains and encourages classroom activity that makes purposeful and appropriate use of new media and is underpinned by a set of guiding principles for teaching literacy in contemporary times.
Through teaching fabulous lessons teachers can help children to discover stories, create worlds, record events, mould characters and inspire each other as writers. This book provides the guidance and examples to help achieve this.
This book focuses on writing in different aspects of the curriculum and provides guidance, case studies and theoretical perspectives to show readers how they can become writers with and for children. It demonstrates how to write and model writing for children and includes many examples of good classroom practice in this area.
Now updated with coverage on babies and early reading, language acquisition and how children learn, this new edition continues to provide trainees and teachers with a broad understanding of teaching reading and phonics.
A beautiful poetry collection chosen by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate, has chosen her favourite poems for children for this stunning collection of classic and modern verse, exquisitely illustrated by multi-award-winning illustrator Emily Gravett.
Reading comprehension is so much more than just reading words, and this book explains how to develop all aspects of it for pupils aged 7-11. Written by top experts in the field, it includes eleven in-depth case studies - taken from real-life classrooms - of lessons on fiction and non-fiction, poetry and picture books, advertising and film.
Language and literacy are at the heart of the early years and primary curriculum, and this book provides a thorough grounding in the essentials of the subject, while also updating the reader on the latest developments in policy and practice.
Embark on a voyage of visual and sensory discovery with this gentle introduction to the five senses. No flaps, scratch 'n sniff, buttons that make sounds - just delightfully suggestive pictures packed full of ideas for discussion and learning!
Encourages student and practising teachers to engage with and reflect on key topics, concepts and debates in subject teaching. This title is suitable for all students studying at Masters Level and Education Studies students considering subject teaching in depth.
Can baboons read? That is the thought-provoking question that opens this wonderfully accessible book for trainee and practising primary school teachers to fully understand the process of reading comprehension. It develops subject knowledge and provides practical strategies and lesson ideas to teach comprehension confidently.
Covering all areas of the new National Curriculum for primary English and offering insight into effective teaching, this text will help students connect what they need to teach to how it can be taught.
Introduces primary teachers to the key issues in how to teach reading. This book provides coverage of differing reading practices and resources. Its key features include: managing specialised reading difficulties, such as dyslexia; EAL and gender issues in reading; and, use of ICT within reading a detailed inspection of the phonics debate.
This new edition of Ann Browne's popular text on language and literacy is now completely up-to-date, covering everything students of primary and early years education need to know about language and literacy.
The Level 3 Biff, Chip and Kipper Stories provide humorous storylines to engage and motivate children. The popular characters and familiar settings are brought to life by Roderick Hunt and Alex Brychta. The stories are unchanged from the previous edition but the cover notes have been updated to support adults in sharing the story with the child.
This cartoon-illustrated and highly practical Pocketbook is aimed at teachers across all disciplines. It is based on a few key principles: developing strategies for LAC enhances teaching and learning across the school; teachers do not have to be literacy experts to promote LAC.