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The Art and Science of Teaching Primary Reading
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The Art and Science of Teaching Primary Reading


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Corwin Ltd

August 2021 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The essential guide to the science behind reading and its practical implications for classroom teaching in primary schools.

Teaching children to read is one of the most important tasks in primary education and classroom practice needs to be underpinned by a secure foundation of knowledge. Teachers need to know what reading entails, how children learn to read and how it can be taught effectively.

This book is an essential guide for primary teachers that explores the key technical and practical aspects of how children read with strong links to theory and how to translate this into the classroom. Bite-size chapters offer accessible research-informed ideas across all major key topics including phonics, comprehension, teaching children with reading difficulties and strategies for the classroom.

Key features include:

·        Discussions of implications for the classroom

·        Questions for further professional discussions

·        Retrieval quizzes

·        Further reading suggestions

·        Glossary of key terms

Christopher Such is a primary school teacher and the author of the education blog Primary Colour. He can be found on Twitter via @Suchmo83.

 
PART 1: READING AND ITS ORIGINS
 
Chapter 1: A brief history of reading and writing
 
Chapter 2: Useful frameworks for reading
 
Chapter 3: The trouble with English
 
PART 2: DECODING
 
Chapter 4: Phonics
 
Chapter 5: Fluency
 
PART 3: LANGUAGE COMPREHENSION
 
Chapter 6: Listening comprehension
 
Chapter 7: Situation models
 
Chapter 8: Comprehension monitoring
 
Chapter 9: Inference
 
Chapter 10: Text structure
 
Chapter 11: Vocabulary
 
Chapter 12: Background knowledge
 
Chapter 13: How the different elements of comprehension combine
 
PART 4: OPPORTUNITIES TO ENHANCE READING
 
Chapter 14: Independent reading / reading for pleasure
 
Chapter 15: Reading across the curriculum
 
Chapter 16: Writing
 
PART 5: ADDRESSING READING DIFFICULTIES
 
Chapter 17: Dyslexia
 
Chapter 18: Assessment
 
Chapter 19: Intervention
 
PART 6: THE READING DIET
 
Chapter 20: The current situation
 
Chapter 21: Getting the balance right
 
Chapter 22: Questioning and discussion
 
Chapter 23: Text choice
 
Chapter 24: Action plan for classroom teachers
 
Chapter 25: Action plan for reading coordinators

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