Making Every English Lesson Count: Six Principles to Support Great Reading and Writing goes in search of answers to the fundamental question that all English teachers must ask: 'What can I do to help my students to become confident and competent readers and writers?'
Written by Chris Curtis, How to Teach: English: Novels, non-fiction and their artful navigation is jam-packed with enlivening ideas to help teachers make the subject of English more intellectually challenging for students - and to make it fun too!
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.
Teaching Secondary School Literacies with ICT supports educators in this aim by offering creative examples of good practice. It provides commentary and research into what adolescent students are doing, both in formal education and socially, with regard to ICT and literacy.
This work outlines key principles for target setting in the context of the National Literacy Strategy. It seeks to support teachers in developing inclusive practices by offering a range of practical strategies for groups and individuals.
Although the successful teaching of literacy is characterised by good quality oral work, speaking and listening is not included in the National Literacy Strategy Framework. This book shows how an integrated programme of work can be developed to teach literacy and includes work plans and practical classroom activities.
Using their tried-and-tested English Method training, the authors unpack the core learning issues, such as differentiation and the development of thinking skills, suitable for initial teacher training programmes. They link theory and practice, with direct links to key theorists and ideas about learning.
Provides assistance on a variety of issues essential for teaching gifted students in English. This book guides the teacher from recognition of a high ability to planning, support and further learning. It includes an accompanying CD.
This book builds on the guidance given by the Primary Strategy for Literacy. By 'filling in the gaps' that the planning documentation leaves, the book provides teachers with the structures and ideas to plan creatively and effectively for their children whilst following and enhancing the recommendations of the strategy.
The Science of Reading: A Handbook brings together state-of-the-art reviews of reading research from leading names in the field, to create a highly authoritative, multidisciplinary overview of contemporary knowledge about reading and related skills.
This text examines children's first experience of non-fiction during the pre-school and foundation years. Its careful consideration of different kinds of quality non-fiction, including books, posters, charts and computer software should provide a helpful framework for teachers.
With a focus on improving children's literacy skills, this book provides answers to key questions that are directly relevant to primary teachers and parents. It presents fresh ways of linking learning in home and school through a range of activities that can be used to share knowledge between children, parents and teachers.
Freire and Macedo analyse the connection between literacy and politics according to whether it produces existing social relations, or introduces a new set of cultural practices that promote democratic and emancipatory change.
Considers what children's writing reveals about their reading experience, and how teachers can help children to become more careful and critical readers. The work also addresses issues including the relationship between oracy and literacy, and offers guidance for developing a literacy curriculum.
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.
Focusing specifically on the needs of primary teacher trainees and the requirements for Qualified Teacher Status, this book explores new initiatives in primary language teaching in a theoretical context. Theory snapshots, task boxes and teaching ideas help students understand the theory and translate it into good practice.
Designed for practising and student teachers working with a wide range of narrative fiction in infant and junior classrooms, this text highlights the creative and expressive aspects of children's engagement with literature and provides Literacy Hour projects for each age group.
Literacy work can provide a therapeutic context in which to support children with emotional and behavioural difficulties in mainstream schools. This text provides a clear theoretical rationale for therapeutic storywriting.
The government prioritizes systematic synthetic phonics as a key strategy in the teaching of reading, this book provides a comprehensive guide to teaching systematic synthetic phonics in primary schools.
This book provides classroom-tested methods for engaging struggling middle grade readers--even those who appear to have given up--and fostering their success. The emphasis is on constructing respectful, encouraging learning environments that incorporate students' diverse literacies, cultural interests, and prior knowledge and skills into instruction. --from publisher description
This popular text explores and provides the subject knowledge to teach grammar, punctuation and spelling and gives guidance on how to teach it. New edition updated in line with the new National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and explores the national SPAG tests in primary schools.
This book is a guide for trainee and beginning teachers on how to use talk in the classroom. It explores the theory behind the teaching of language and communication skills and includes lots of practical advice on how to translate this into the classroom.
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.
This is the fifth strand in a brand new series of Developing Literacy, developed to be fully in line with the government's revised Primary Framework for Literacy. It features completely new content, a fresh up-to-date look both inside and out, and comes with a CD-ROM that contains all of the activity sheets in a customisable format.
"This is a very useful book that covers all the key topics that the students will need to know about. The book is easy to access, and a good mix of theory and practical ideas." -Lisa Jeffery, School of Education, Northampton University
Combining an examination of theory and research with practical case studies and real examples of teaching practice, this book shows how to engage and motivate children to develop a range of primary English skills.
Invites primary and secondary teachers of English to engage in debates about key issues in subject teaching. This book will stimulate all those interested in education to reflect on the identity of the subject and its principles and practice.
Suitable for those interested in how or why children learn to read, this title draws on the author's experience as a parent and teacher, and explains what happens when a child is taught to read and how parents or teachers can help when a child has reading problems. Each chapter deals with a different stage of learning.
This text aims to help all those involved with children and their learning through poem-writing. Beginning with an introduction outlining the importance of poetry, the work discusses poetry in terms of children's learning and the imagination.
This manual is designed for teachers with any length of experience at Key Stages 1 and 2. Covering all aspects of English, it will help teachers raise standards of achievements in pupils at all levels of fluency and confidence.