`This book is comprehensive, up-to-date, critical and authoritative. It is also, above all, well written. It will undoubtedly become standard reading for the next generation of teachers in training and practising teachers will also learn a great deal from dipping into its contents.' - David Wray, Professor of Literacy Education, University of Warwick
`[A] well organised and comprehensive guide to the teaching of English and the teaching of language' Margaret Mallett - Emeritus Fellow of The English Association
Are you looking for one book that covers every aspect of the teaching of English at primary level?
Now fully updated, this third edition of Teaching English, Language and Literacy includes brand new chapters on children's literature and reading comprehension. Rooted in research evidence and multidisciplinary theory, this book is an essential introduction for anyone learning to teach English from the early years to primary school level.
The authors draw on their research, scholarship and practice to offer advice on:
developing reading, including choosing texts, and phonics teaching
improving writing, including grammar and punctuation
language and speaking and listening
planning and assessing
working effectively with multilingual pupils
understanding historical developments in the subject
the latest thinking in educational policy and practice
the use of multimedia
maintaining good home-school links
gender and the teaching of English language and literacy
All the chapters include clear examples of practice, coverage of key issues, analysis of research, and reflections on national policy to encourage the best possible response to the demands of national curricula. Each chapter also has a glossary to explain terms and gives suggestions for further reading.
This book is for all who want to improve teaching English, language and literacy. Designed to help inform the practice of students on teacher training courses, but also of great use to those teachers wanting to keep pace with the latest developments in their specialist subject, this book covers the theory and practice of teaching English, language and literacy.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 654 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
Edition: 3rd New edition
'This is a book that should be on the shelves of all trainee teachers and all teacher-trainers across the country - including those responsible for NQTs: it is thorough, it offers a balanced perspective on so many of the key issues facing schools, and it provides a context in which a sensible, informed debate can be conducted.' - John Hickman, NATE Secondary Committee
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