Shortlisted for the UKLA Academic Book Award 2013!
Literacy empowers learning across the whole curriculum and language is at the centre of all learning in primary education.
Aware of current curriculum developments and drawing from the latest research Teaching Primary English encourages teacher education students to develop a deeper understanding of the essential issues involved in teaching English in order to approach a career in the primary classroom with the confidence and knowledge required to succeed.
Taking a fresh approach to the main elements of teaching primary English, Jackie Brien strikes an engaging balance between the practical requirements of English teaching and encouraging informed reflection on key aspects of primary literacy.
This is essential reading for everyone studying primary English on primary initial teacher education courses including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, SCITT), and employment-based routes into teaching.
Jackie Brien is Curriculum Leader for English, Communication, Language and Literacy at the University of Chester.
Jackie has worked with primary, early years and secondary student teachers as a Senior Lecturer, Co-ordinator of the Primary Postgraduate programme at the University of Chester. She is currently Leader of the English Team at Chester. She was recently seconded to work on National Literacy Strategy materials for student teachers, being particularly interested in developing guided group work in speaking and listening. As well as the usual work of a University lecturer, Jackie is committed to encouraging writing in the community and is chairing the judging panel for the High Sherriff's Cheshire Prize for Literature this year.
What Teachers of Literacy Know and Do Speaking and Listening Reading for Understanding Teaching Phonics for Reading and Writing Learning and Teaching Writing: The Knowledge and Processes of Composing Text Accuracy and Presentation: The Secretarial Aspects of Writing Inclusive Learning and Teaching of English Information and Communication Technologies in the Teaching of English English and Literacy beyond the Classroom Planning to Ensure Progress in English Assessment and Targeting in English