"Written in a commendably clear, direct, and accessible style, the authors systematically uncover and then explain the complexities of reading for a general reader, providing carefully selected advice on how best to teach reading to diverse learners." -Dr Robert Savage, McGill University
This guide for anyone training to become a secondary English teacher includes a 'lesson feedback' case study in each chapter combined with research findings to explore and analyse what underpins quality English teaching, all in line with the 2014 curriculum.
Part of the Lessons in Teaching series, this book provides exemplar lessons in phonics and uses them as a starting point for learning, exploring the theory behind, what makes them good and how they can be adapted to suit different year groups and different schools.
Teaching children to develop as language users is one of the most important tasks of a primary teacher. This book shows teachers how a more explicit knowledge of language can enrich their own and their children's spoken English and their reading and writing of a range of texts.
Provides a comprehensive overview of language acquisition in children. This book introduces students to key theories and concerns such as innateness, the role of input and the relation of language to other cognitive functions. It teaches students the skills needed to analyse children's language.
Pupils across the age range and across the curriculum spend a lot of time writing, yet teachers often do not receive much training on how to teach writing. This book shows teachers how to approach the teaching of writing so that they can teach writing as part of the whole curriculum and as a component of pupils' linguistic development.
A series of three photocopiable literacy activity books for secondary schools and home study. Each book covers all the key objectives of the 'Word Level' strand of the new National Literacy Strategy framework. There is one book for each year group at Key Stage 3, from Year 7 - Year 9.
For this essential collection of readings on literacy and language, Teresa Grainger has carefully chosen journal articles and book chapters which offer significant and serious insights into the world of literacy in the 21st century.
This accessible yet authoritative book considers and encourages flexible, playful and innovative practices in the teaching of writing, and shows how certain practices can develop children's creative and linguistic potential and their overall skill
Trisha Maynard reports the findings of a case study of a primary school whose staff wanted to explore and improve boys' attitudes towards and attainment in literacy, and in particular their difficulties with writing.
Covering the age range 0-7 years, this book highlights the speed and complexity of children's thinking, communicative abilities, social and cultural awareness and physical skills during this period of growth. Observations and case studies are used to demonstrate the learning that goes on in a variety of homes and early years settings.
Drawing on many popular and literary texts, the contributors to this book write with enthusiasm about opportunities for creative teaching and learning, and provide many examples of good practice both inside and outside the Literacy Hour
Considers the responses of reading scholars, such as Barbara Comber, Henrietta Dombey, Laura Huxford and David Wray, to one child as a reader. This book analyzes the various approaches to literacy including psycho-linguistic, cognitive-psychological, socio-cultural and socio-political.
An essential guide for all primary trainees and teachers. The text addresses the specifics of teaching English in the early years and importantly places systematic synthetic phonics within the context of early English as a whole.
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.
Designed with busy teachers in mind, the 'Classroom Gems' series draws together an extensive selection of practical, tried-and-tested, off-the-shelf ideas, games and activities, guaranteed to transform any lesson or classroom in an instant.
This book is a practical guide designed to stimulate story-writing in the early years and primary classroom. It offers a collection of novel and effective ideas which can be used by educators to energize, excite and motivate children to willingly write stories.
Through clever body language and vocal inflection, this book encourages teachers of English to produce lessons that can engage their pupils. It helps you to use your voice, facial expressions and movement to assert your authority in the classroom, make the boring bits that you have to do fun and get great results from your students.
This book provides detailed subject knowledge about the English spelling system. It covers spelling development, word structure, spelling conventions, historical influence on the English language and vocabulary development The book includes subject facts, teaching ideas and a comprehensive glossary to help teachers to teach the subject confidently.
This book provides detailed subject knowledge information about the English grammar system and punctuation. It covers sentence types, clauses, word classes and punctuation and provides valuable background information to enable primary teachers to teach English grammar and punctuation with confidence.
Designed with busy teachers in mind, the 'Classroom Gems' series draws together an extensive selection of practical, tried-and-tested, off-the-shelf ideas, games and activities which can transform any lesson or classroom in an instant.
Helps parents and teachers unlock the reader in every child. This book provides a basic guide to teaching reading, drawing on best practice over the years and avoiding 'here today, gone tomorrow' fashions. It includes practical activities, games and 'try this' ideas to help develop reading skills and overcome obstacles.
Exam Board: AQA Level & Subject: GCSE English First teaching: September 2015 First exams: June 2017 This English Revision and Practice range contains clear and accessible explanations of all the GCSE content, with lots of practice opportunities for each topic throughout the book.
Offers a collection of games themed and addressing a specific area of development. This book features games that can be used as warm-ups, ice breakers, time fillers or to address a specific need. It is suitable for groups of various sizes and can be used with all ages from young children to adolescents.
This memorial volume of ten key writings by the late Anna Craft, chosen and introduced by her colleagues, illuminate five themes that illustrate the development of this important educationalist's innovative ideas, including possibility thinking and creativity, wisdom and ethics.
If commas are confusing and adjectives perplexing, then this book should enable the reader to assess and improve their skills. With clear and simple explanations the rules and regulations of the English language become clear. This book focuses on grammar.
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.