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Understanding and Teaching Primary English
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Understanding and Teaching Primary English
Theory Into Practice



June 2021 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Inspiring and supporting students to become an insightful, creative and professional teacher of primary English.  

Teaching children English is an opportunity to give them skills that will enrich their entire lives and is a crucial part of their intellectual development. Covering all major aspects of primary English and following the foundations set in the early years, this book takes students through your teacher training and into their early career in the classroom.

Each topic explores what we know from theory and the latest research, and then demonstrates how this understanding can be used in practice. Drawing on the authors’ own knowledge and experiences in the classroom, the book is full of practical advice and strategies to support teaching, while also helping trainees develop their subject knowledge.

Key topics include:

· Reading and writing in the early years

· Curriculum design and planning

· Promotive reading for pleasure and teachers as readers

· Teaching writing and its role as a form of communication

· Vocabulary development and word knowledge

· Assessment for formative and summative purposes

· Oracy and spoken language development


 
Part 1: English in the Early Years
 
Chapter 1: Reading in the Early Years: Theory
 
Chapter 2: Reading in the Early Years: Practice
 
Chapter 3: Writing in the Early Years: Theory
 
Chapter 4: Writing in the Early Years: Practice
 
Part 2: Oracy and spoken language
 
Chapter 5: The Centrality of Talk: Theory
 
Chapter 6: Creating Opportunities for Talk: Practice
 
Part 3: Reading
 
Chapter 7: The Simple View of Reading: Theory
 
Chapter 8: The Simple View of Reading: Practice
 
Chapter 9: Becoming a Reader: Theory and practice in reading for pleasure
 
Chapter 10: Teachers as Readers – understanding the importance of Children’s Literature: Theory and Practice
 
Part 4: Writing
 
Chapter 11: The Teaching and Learning of Writing: Theory
 
Chapter 12: The Teaching and Learning of Writing: Practice
 
Chapter 13: Teaching Grammar and Punctuation in Context: Theory and practice
 
Part 5: Vocabulary and word knowledge
 
Chapter 14: Building Vocabulary and Word Knowledge: Theory and Practice
 
Part 6: Curriculum, planning and assessment
 
Chapter 15: Curriculum and Planning: Theory
 
Chapter 16: Curriculum and Planning: Practice
 
Chapter 17: Assessment in Education: Theory
 
Chapter 18: Assessment in Education: Practice

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