You are here

Primary English: Teaching Theory and Practice
Share

Primary English: Teaching Theory and Practice

Seventh Edition


July 2014 | 216 pages | Learning Matters
The essential teaching theory and practice text for primary English. Covering the skills of planning, monitoring and assessment and class management, it relates these specifically to primary English. With full coverage of the theory and practice required for effective and creative English teaching, this text is an essential guide for all trainees working towards QTS. Practical guidance and features support trainees throughout to translate this learning to the classroom, embed ICT in their lessons and to understand the wider context of their teaching.  This 7th edition is updated in line with the new National Curriculum.

 
Introduction
 
Learning English
 
Effective English teaching
 
Speaking and listening: developing talk in the primary classroom
 
Teaching reading at and before Key Stage 1
 
The teaching and learning of phonics
 
Teaching early writing
 
Teaching handwriting and spelling
 
Developing reading at Key Stage 2
 
Teaching writing at Key Stage 2
 
Teaching with electronic texts
 
Including all children
 
Organising and resourcing English at Key Stages 1 and 2
 
Assessing English

A well written and comprehensive book covering most of the essentials the PGCE students will need to support their teaching of Primary English.

Mrs Julie Ward
Teaching, Health and Care, Bradford College
September 9, 2016

This is a well-established text which we recommend for all of our primary courses even though we have written rival texts. Medwell and Wray are leaders in the field and their books are of a consistently high quality.

Dr David Waugh
School of Education, Durham University
June 23, 2016

This is a well-established text which we recommend for all of our primary courses even though we have written rival texts. Medwell and Wray are leaders in the field and there books are of a consistently high quality.

Dr David Waugh
School of Education, Durham University
June 23, 2016

This book is a very basic guide on the practical aspects of teaching primary English. It is useful for new teachers to have for their personal use but it doesn't explore English teaching in depth.

Mrs Malgorzata Hirst
School of Education, Hertfordshire University
September 21, 2015

This has been useful for students who lack confidence in their own subject knowledge in this area.

Miss Diana Parton
Department of Primary Education, Bedfordshire University
June 19, 2015

This books works well in tandem with 'Primary English: Knowledge and understanding' by the same authors. My students find both books interesting, practical and useful.

Mr Mark Betteney
Education Department, Greenwich University
June 1, 2015

Recommending this book to my students to support them with a unit on embedding english into the curriculum

Mrs Fiona Routh
Health and Social Development, Burnley College
May 18, 2015

This latest and updated incarnation of 'Primary English Teaching and Practice' has maintained the powerful presentation of English pedagogy, within sound theoretical and research-evidenced contexts, that made each previous edition one of the most useful texts for student teachers .

Dr Alastair Daniel
Faculty of Education, Winchester University
May 15, 2015

This book continues to be a core text in English modules.

Miss Marilyn Kelly
Education and Early Childhood Studies, Liverpool John Moores University
February 24, 2015

Useful up-to-date with changes to curriculum.

Mrs Katherine Price
Education Lancaster, University Of Cumbria
December 16, 2014
Key features
  • A text that helps trainees get to grips with the practical aspects of teaching primary English and develop a confidence in their teaching
  • Updated in line with the new National Curriculum

Preview this book

For instructors

To inquire about the availability of this title for review (print and/or digital), please contact your local sales representative or call (800) 818-7243.

Select a Purchasing Option


Paperback
ISBN: 9781446295229
$38.00

Hardcover
ISBN: 9781446295212
$100.00