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'Gary Woolley’s new book gives us a comprehensive overview of what we mean by both literacy and literacies in our modern world. It is thoroughly researched and offers student and practising teachers, and those working in Higher Education, a balanced and informed overview of the theory behind our present teaching practices.'
'This important book is highly relevant for an international audience. What makes Gary Woolley a ‘must read’ author is his unique ability to combine a socio-cultural perspective on literacy with extremely sound practical advice on how to actually intervene and teach reading beyond the beginning stages.'
Peter Westwood, Education Consultant and Author
'Highly recommended. The author has left no stone unturned in this extremely comprehensive exploration of how best to develop students’ literacy skills. Beginning teachers, and those with experience, will find much here to influence their positive thinking and their classroom practices. A truly 21st century perspective.'
'Dr Gary Woolley is a leading contemporary writer and researcher in the domain of literacy education. His new book Developing Literacy in the Primary Classroom is a comprehensive overview on the critical topics all teachers need to understand and apply to be effective literacy educators. Effective literacy practices are multidimensional and require classroom teachers to have both the content knowledge associated with literacy and the pedagogical knowledge about how to teach literacy. That is, teachers need to know and understand what is literacy, how students’ learn and advance
'Developing Literacy in the Primary Classroom is a comprehensive overview of the critical topics all teachers need to understand and apply to be effective literacy educators. Teachers need to know and understand what literacy is, how students learn and advance in their literacy skills, and how to direct, structure, monitor and adapt their literacy instructions and practices, as required for different purposes.
This book has really useful discussions and case studies to utilize with undergraduate students. It has been really useful on the module 'Literacy and Numeracy in Focus'.
an excellent book for literacy
The book offers a lot in Terms of theoretical Background as well as practical relevance.
A well-written and useful text which covers several important topics.
This book offers very handy theoretical base about literacy. In addition to that it deals with reading comprehension, ICT in literacy teaching, how to treat diverse learners. I recommend teachers and prospective teachers.
A comprehensive book on the development of children's literacy, including the use of ICT, web tools and film. With helpful discussion points throughout the chapters, this would be of benefit for initial teacher education.
A very useful book with applications not just in primary but for those new to English language learning in Secondary
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