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Improving Literacy at KS2 and KS3

Improving Literacy at KS2 and KS3

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September 2002 | 214 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This book will to help student and practicing teachers to understand the issues surrounding literacy, the place of transition in pupils' lives, and to feel confident in handling the National Literacy Strategy.

The book focuses on the crucial period when children complete primary schooling and begin in secondary schools. It examines the issue of transition from one phase to the other and specifically, the nature of literacy at this period. The authors contrast the `whole school' approach of primaries to the very subject-specific nature of secondary teaching.

The authors set the NLS in perspective, reviewing earlier movements such as Language aross the Curriculum and the NLS itself. They offer a critique of the strategy and outline its strengths and weaknesses. The book sets out evidence of the way schools are reacting to the NLS, and what classroom teachers and their pupils think. Its coverage is comprehensive and includes focus on primary, secondary and middle schools, the teaching of literacy and English, the role of ICT, as well as important areas such as media education, drama and modern foreign languages.

This book will be useful to education students and to practicing teachers in primary and secondary schools.

Andrew Goodwyn
Andrew Goodwyn and Kate Findlay
Literacy in Transition
Andrew Goodwyn and Kate Findlay
Secondary Schools and the National Literacy Strategy
Kate Findlay
Subject Literacies
Michael Lockwood
Literacy at Key Stage 3
Winston Brookes
Evidence from Experienced Practitioners
George Hunt
Classroom Literacy and Everyday Life
Lionel Warner
Literacy and Drama
Cynthia Martin
Literacy and Modern Foreign Languages
Margaret Perkins
Literacy and Subject Knowledge

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