Learning to read is an exciting and vital part of every child's development.
The new edition of this book continues to provide trainees and teachers with a broad understanding of teaching reading and phonics, and equip them with the skills necessary to face the reality of the early years classroom in order to meet the needs of individual children.
With vital information on constructing relationships with young readers, and how to plan phonics within a rich, interactive and playful literacy pedagogy, the second edition now includes:
A brand new chapter on babies and early reading
More information on language acquisition and how children learn
A discussion of children with SEN
An appreciation for the rise of digital technologies in relation to reading
Whether you're training to become a teacher, or already working in the classroom this book is ideal for those who wish to embed the teaching of phonics into carefully selected high quality materials - particularly in children's literature.
Kathy Goouch is Professor of Early Education in the Research Centre for Children, Families and Communities at Canterbury Christ Church University. Kathy's career in education began in the 1970s as a teacher in London schools, later focusing on teaching very young children in school and kindergarten. She now enjoys teaching, researching and writing about babies and young children, their literacy and learning and the people who care for them and help them to learn. She has contributed to conferences across the world and is developing research collaborations to contribute to understandings of international discourses of care. Kathy's research and publications are particularly focused on very early communication and interactions between adults and infants and her current research projects are attempting to understand the nature of relationships in baby rooms in nurseries. 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
Chapter 1: Introduction: Sensible Approaches to Teaching and Reading Chapter 2: Beginning with Babies Chapter3: Critical contexts Chapter 4: The role of the teacher Chapter 5: Knowledge for reading Chapter 6: Environments for reading Chapter 7: Resources for reading Chapter 7: Resources for reading Chapter 8: Reading routines Chapter 9: Talk, reading and writing Chapter 10: Assessment of reading Chapter 11: Conclusions: Principles and Practice