This practical guide considers the research evidence that is needed to inform enlightened practice, and offers concrete suggestions and teaching approaches for early years settings and classrooms. This comprehensive book shows the 'what' the 'how' and the 'why' of innovative, creative practice for teaching language and literacy. The author clearly examines how young children learn to use both spoken and written language, and shows how to assess, plan and teach for the effective learning of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Each chapter includes case studies, learning and teaching suggestions and further reading, and topics covered include:
o Learning to communicate
o Developing spoken language in early years settings and classrooms
o The links between oracy and literacy
o The inter-relatedness of the literacy process
o Teaching literacy holistically
o The assessment of language and literacy
o Supporting literacy in Keystage 1, teaching reading and teaching writing for different purposes
o Children and books
o Teaching children for whom English is an additional language
o Language, literacy, learning and ICT.
Jeni Riley is Head of School of Early Childhood and Primary Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.
Learning to Communicate and Think Supporting Oracy in Early Years Settings and KS 1 Classrooms Developing an Understanding of Written Language The Emergent Phase of Literacy Learning to Read and Write: The Importance of Print and Sound Awareness An Holistic Approach to the Assessment and Teaching of Literacy A Creative Approach to the Planning and Provision of Communication, Language and Literacy in the Foundation Stage and KS 1 Supporting Writing in the Foundation Stage and KS 1: Developing Writing For Different Purposes Children's Books and the Early Years of Education Supporting Children For Whom English is an Additional Language Supporting Learning, Language and Literacy with ICT Supporting Children Who Find Learning to Read and Write Difficult