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Understanding and Teaching Primary English

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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