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Primary English: Teaching Theory and Practice

Eighth Edition (Revised and Updated Edition)
Companion Website


July 2017 | 272 pages | Learning Matters
Now with online resources to support teaching practice!

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
Using this new edition with the supporting online material makes it an essential guide to effective and creative English teaching.
 
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 comprehension
 
Reading for information
 
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

This book should be on every primary teacher training course's curriculum. It covers a lot of ground and is well-written and accessible.

Dr David Waugh
School of Education, Durham University
July 6, 2017

A clear, succinct and accessible text for all trainee teachers, highlighting links between theory and classroom practice

Mrs Susan Braud
Department of Teacher Education, Bedfordshire University
July 6, 2017

Comprehensive and well structured text, which supports trainee teachers in developing their knowledge and understanding of the complexities of teaching English.

Dr Tracy Whatmore
School of Education, Birmingham University
June 27, 2017
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

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