This book is an essential guide to teaching the Primary English curriculum, offering guidance on how to teach the subject, as well as covering the theory and subject knowledge that underpins it. Covering the whole of the Primary English curriculum the book focuses in particular on less-developed aspects such as the development of spoken language, the nature and development of comprehension and the teaching and learning of grammar.
Key features include:
* Practical teaching sequences, strategies and activities
* Classroom cameos suggest ways of delivering content through meaningful activities
* Essential `Subject Knowledge' boxes present brief exposes of essential knowledge
* Subject Knowledge Quizzes enable you to self-check your knowledge
* `Insights from Research' boxes outline underpinning theory and research
If you are teaching or training to teach in the primary phase then this book will help you address each area of the Primary English curriculum, covering the requirements for both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.
Jane Medwell is Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham, UK. David Wray is Emeritus Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Warwick, UK David Wray is Emeritus Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Warwick, UK
Chapter 1: Teaching and Learning Spoken Language Chapter 2: Teaching Reading: the reading process Chapter 3: Teaching Reading: approaches to word recognition Chapter 4: Teaching Reading: comprehension - nature and development Chapter 5: Teaching Reading: developing reading for pleasure Chapter 6: Teaching Reading: exploring digital texts Chapter 7: Teaching Writing: the writing process Chapter 8: Teaching Writing: the development of spelling Chapter 9: Teaching Writing: the importance and teaching of handwriting Chapter 10: Teaching Writing: vocabulary, grammar and punctuation Chapter 11: Teaching Writing: the possibilities of new technologies Chapter 12: Assessing Progress in English