This is an essential guide to teaching primary English, with a focus on systematic synthetic phonics. The new edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the structure, content and requirements of the national curriculum, and to include the latest policy context. Throughout, the range of underpinning literature has been expanded and there are completely new chapters on evidence based teaching in relation to phonics, reading for pleasure, and teaching English through texts. All the existing features have been retained, and each chapter now also includes:
a section on integrating ICT
extension questions to challenge M level readers
sections on evidence-based practice to encourage critical reflection and debate
Jonathan Glazzard is Head of Academic Development at Leeds Trinity University, responsible for the implementation of the learning, teaching and assessment strategy across all courses. He was previously Head of Primary Initial Teacher Training courses at the University of Huddersfield and holds a National Teaching Fellowship. Jane Stokoe is a Deputy Headteacher in a Barnsley primary school. She is an experienced teacher and mentor of initial teacher training students and she contributes to the primary programmes at the University of Huddersfield. She has been teaching for 35 years.
Introduction 1. Spoken language 2. Auditory, visual discrimination and vocabulary development 3. Early Reading Development (to include models/ theories) 4. Evidence-based teaching: the debate about phonics 5. Creative approaches to teaching phonics 6. Reading for Pleasure 7. Early Writing Development 8. Spelling and Handwriting 9. Grammar and punctuation 10. Supporting children with literacy difficulties 11. Assessing English in the early years 12. Teaching English through texts
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A revised and completely up to date new edition reflecting the structure, content and requirements of the national curriculum, and including the latest policy contexts.