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Supporting Readers in Secondary Schools

Supporting Readers in Secondary Schools
What every secondary teacher needs to know about teaching reading and phonics


July 2014 | 128 pages | Learning Matters

Are you a secondary school teacher who needs to know about phonics and teaching reading? Then this book is for you. 

There are lots of books on teaching phonics but most are written to support primary teachers. This book is written specifically for secondary teachers working with children who need support with reading. The text uses case studies from secondary schools to highlight effective ways to support children with reading and includes useful tips on teaching strategies and ideas for resources. The text covers the subject knowledge you need for the teaching of reading in the broadest sense, including phonics. Intended to support you, as a secondary teacher, it gives guidance on planning methods of assessment and explores a range of intervention programmes and resources.

This text is your comprehensive support resource in teaching reading.

What is the role of phonics in the teaching of reading?
Understanding the alphabetic code
Phonics into spelling (morphology and spelling strategies)
The pedagogy of reading in Key Stage 3
Tracking, assessing and intervening in students’ learning

This fascinating book takes the reader through the most basic steps of reading, to enable them to have a better understanding of how to support learners effectively with this. It is written in an accessible style, though some of the ideas may be complex for non-experts.

Dr Louise Campbell
Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh University
May 4, 2018

It was useful having a book that tackles the subject of supporting readers in secondary school. It gave my students the opportunity to read around the subject and make comparisons between supporting early years and teenagers.

Miss Lisa Louise Holland
Education , Tameside College
November 30, 2015

This will be recommended to the students who work at KS3 as it is an increasingly relevant area for their work

Ms Susan Lane
Department of Education, Bedfordshire University
December 17, 2014

This fills a much needed gap by demystifying phonics for secondary school teachers wishing to support children's reading by building on the prevailing methods they will have experienced at primary school.

Mrs Joy Mower
Department of Primary Education, Canterbury Christ Church University
October 19, 2014

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