Primary English: Teaching Theory and Practice
- Jane Medwell - The University of Nottingham, UK
- David Wray - University of Warwick, UK
- Hilary Minns - University of Warwick, UK
- Vivienne Griffiths - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
- Liz Coates - University of Warwick, UK
Achieving QTS Series
Language Arts & Literature | Literacy | Primary English | Primary Professional Studies |
An extensive knowledge of the primary English curriculum is not enough for trainee teachers, they need to know how to teach English in the primary classroom.
This is the essential teaching theory and practice text for primary English that takes a focused look at the practical aspects of teaching. It covers the important skills of classroom management, planning, monitoring, and assessment and relates these specifically to primary English, with new material on assessment without levels. Greater coverage of teaching grammar is also included, whilst practical guidance and features support trainees to translate their learning to the classroom and understand the wider context of their teaching. And to support students even further with the very latest strategies in classroom practice, this Eighth Edition now includes online resources on the brand new companion website:
- Practical lesson ideas for the classroom
- The Primary National Curriculum for English in Key Stages one and two
- Tips for planning primary English
- A recommended children’s book list
- Useful web links for primary English teaching
This is a useful, practical text for Primary education students, also offering insights for those teaching English and Literacy skills at Secondary level. With reflective tasks and further reading for each section, this text offers an accessible foundation for teaching core aspects of English and Literacy.
An excellent book which marries theory and practice to support trainee teachers on an undergraduate course to explore the what and why of Primary English teaching.
This is an excellent book for teaching children to read and write with guidance for new practitioners to improve and develop their practice. It is aimed at those undertaking initial teacher training so is not suitable for my current students however I would recommend it for further reading and those looking to go onto University.
This is an excellent text. Well laid out and easy to use and reference. We will use this as a core text.
A clear, succinct and accessible text for all trainee teachers, highlighting links between theory and classroom practice
This book should be on every primary teacher training course's curriculum. It covers a lot of ground and is well-written and accessible.
Comprehensive and well structured text, which supports trainee teachers in developing their knowledge and understanding of the complexities of teaching English.