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'Jackie Brien obviously understands students' needs and their course requirements. I have no doubt that, for the near future at least, this will become their reference book of choice because it is easy to use and in relatively few pages, they are introduced to the main features of good English and literacy teaching and perhaps more importantly, they are encouraged to think deeply about it'-Barbara Conridge,
NATE Primary Committee, English Drama Media
This book is fast becoming the foundation of our students' journey towards becoming effective teachers of English.
Essential reading for all primary teaching students.
This book will appeal to student teachers as it is a good balance of theory, expert reflection and personal reflection.
This is an outstanding book. It covers key areas of the subject with clarity, balance and humour. It is very easy to read but at the same time it does not attempt to oversimplify complex aspects of English. I would recommend it to any student wanting to buy just one book on this subject.
A very readable text which includes practical strategies as well as underpinning ideas. Thoughtful and useful for the PGCE trainees.
Really comprehensive guide to key topics in Primary English.
This book provides a good overview of the key areas ITE students need to learn about, experience and reflect on. It is not adopted as a key text, but students are directed towards it as useful.
Has been included in the reading list for this year's PGCE students as a volume which would be useful to read prior to commencing the course in September 2012. Gives an overview of the requirements, very useful.
A useful text that we will recommend to both UG and PG students.
Useful supplementary text for my students who are supporting teachers in Primary English lessons.
a comprehensive text