This Reflective Reader contains extracts from books, journals and current research that have been chosen to stimulate trainee teachers' thinking about teaching English. It sets challenges about the daily work of teaching children to become literate, and creates a framework within which teachers will learn to become reflective practitioners.
Andrew Lambirth is Professor of Education in The Faculty of Education and Health at The University of Greenwich. Before joining Higher Education, he was a Primary School teacher in Peckham and Bermondsey in South East London. Andrew has published widely in the field of the teaching of Literacy and English including: Primary English (2005, Learning Matters), Creativity and Writing: Developing Voice and Verve in the Classroom (2005, Routledge) with Grainger and Goouch. Understanding Reading and the Teaching of Phonics: Critical Perspectives (2007, Open University) Literacy on the Left: Reform and Revolution (2007 Bloomsbury); Making Poetry Matter (2013 Bloomsbury) with Dymoke and Wilson. Andrew is currently President of the United Kingdom Literacy Association
Introduction Learning a literacy Preparing for literacy teaching and learning Teaching reading Writing Speaking and listening Some perspectives on assessment The language arts References Index