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Reading Development and Teaching

Paperback, 07/12/2015, £27.99
"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

Teaching English in Secondary Schools

Paperback, 10/03/2015, £25.99
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.

Teaching Synthetic Phonics 2ed

Paperback, 08/12/2014, £24.99
This practical, up-to-date guide helps trainee teachers understand the theory behind phonics and how children's learning of reading can develop using synthetic phonics.

Becoming a Teacher of Reading

Paperback, 10/03/2015, £23.99
Exploring a range of teaching approaches to meet different learning styles, this book helps trainee teachers become confident, reflective teachers of reading.

Sound Start: Phonemic Awareness Lessons for Reading Success

Paperback, 25/07/2002, £28.99
An ideal resource for any teacher who wants to include explicit phonemic awareness instruction in an early reading program.

Lessons in Teaching Phonics in Primary Schools

Paperback, 17/08/2015, £20.99
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.

Language Knowledge for Primary Teachers

Paperback, 02/02/2011, £32.99
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.

Child Language

7, 13/12/2005, £23.99
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.

100 Ideas For Teaching Writing

Paperback, 08/03/2007, £14.99
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.

Apprenticeship in action

Paperback, 01/11/1989, £5.50

Developing Literacy Sentence Level Year 9

Paperback, 29/08/2003, £18.99
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.

RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Language and Literacy

Paperback, 11/12/2003, £36.99
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.

Creativity and Writing : Developing Voice and Verve in the Classroom

Paperback, 01/02/2005, £34.99
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

E-Literature for Children

7, 01/02/2005, £38.99

Boys And Literacy:exploring The Issues

Paperback, 06/12/2001, £38.99
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.


Paperback, 01/03/2009, £26.99
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.

Teaching Through Texts

7, 04/11/1999, £42.99
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

Listening to Stephen Read: Multiple Perspectives on Literacy

Paperback, 01/11/2002, £26.99
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.

Learner-based Teaching

Paperback, 27/08/1992, £33.50
This very popular series gives teachers practical advice and guidance, together with resource ideas and materials for the classroom.

Young Learners

Paperback, 16/12/1993, £31.80
This popular series addresses the needs of primary teachers, teacher trainers, and trainee teachers.

Creating Stories with Children

7, 19/06/1997, £31.80
This popular series addresses the needs of primary teachers, teacher trainers, and trainee teachers.

Tricks Of The Writer's Trade

Paperback, 17/11/2011, £32.99

Writing Voices: Creating communities of writers

Paperback, 08/09/2011, £40.99

Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics and Early English

Paperback, 21/03/2013, £18.00
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.

Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 3: Stori

Paperback, 06/01/2011, £4.50
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.

Classroom Gems: Games Ideas and Activities for Primary Literacy 2ed

Paperback, 05/09/2013, £16.99
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.

Bringing Poetry Alive

Paperback, 13/06/2011, £28.99
Ideas for great poetry teaching with children aged 5 to 14.

Teaching Primary English

Paperback, 12/12/2011, £24.99
A new mainstream textbook on primary English for those training to teach in primary education, carefully written to be relevant for the changing education landscape of the next few years.

Young Children Reading at Home and at School

Paperback, 22/06/2011, £29.99
A book on how children learn to read.

Sound Before Symbol

Paperback, 08/02/2013, £26.99
Providing practical tools to demonstrate how music can develop key literacy skills in children

Getting Children Writing : Story ideas for Children Aged 3-11

Paperback, 13/05/2013, £25.99
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.

Inspired English Teaching:Practical guide for Teachers

Paperback, 17/06/2010, £18.99
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.

Literacy on the Left: Reform and revolution

Paperback, 22/11/2012, £32.99

Primary Teacher's Guide to Spelling and Vocabulary

Paperback, 06/09/2012, £12.99
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.

Primary Teacher's Guide to Grammar and Punctuation

Paperback, 06/09/2012, £12.99
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.

Classroom Gems: Games, Ideas and Activities for Early Years Literacy

Paperback, 27/01/2011, £14.99
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.

Classroom Gems: Games, Ideas and Activities for Primary Phonics

Paperback, 17/05/2012, £14.99
This practical handbook provides teachers with over 250 off-the-shelf activities and games to develop phonetic awareness beyond the foundation stage.

Unlocking The Reader In Every Child

Paperback, 25/05/2010, £22.50
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.

Complete Guide to Becoming an English Teacher

Paperback, 13/11/2009, £36.99
This is a complete guide on how to become a successful teacher of English in the secondary school.

AQA GCSE English Language and English Literature All-in-One Revision and Practice

Paperback, 24/06/2015, £10.99
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.

50 Best Games for Speech and Language Development

Paperback, 12/12/2008, £9.99
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.

Early Literacy Handbook

Paperback, 21/05/2012, £21.00

Creativity, Education and Society: Writings of Anna Craft

Paperback, 08/10/2015, £26.99
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.

Power of words

Paperback, 31/12/1997, £5.00

Poetry Matters

Paperback, 31/12/2002, £6.50

Usborne Guide to English Grammar

Paperback, 25/07/2003, £5.99
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.

Literacy Across the Curriculum

Paperback, 01/11/2012, £9.99
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.

Crackle of Crickets: A Compilation of Insect Collective Nouns

Paperback, 26/07/2012, £6.99
A compilation of quirky insect collective nouns with a modern, contemporary and fresh design approach.


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