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Primary English: Knowledge and Understanding

Primary English: Knowledge and Understanding

Ninth Edition
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May 2021 | 376 pages | Learning Matters

All the subject knowledge students need to teach primary English.

Secure subject knowledge and understanding is the foundation of confident, creative and effective teaching. To help your students master this, this comprehensive text includes subject knowledge from each part of the primary English curriculum and comes with a wide range of resources so students can test their growing knowledge as they progress through the course. 

  • an online English subject knowledge audit with the ability to share results
  • end of chapter self-assessment questions 
  • Interactive tasks
  • an English subject knowledge checklist
  • useful weblinks for primary English teaching
  • Recommended further reading
This new edition has been updated and includes a new chapter on children's common misconceptions in English.

Spoken English and Standard English
The nature of learning
The acquisition of language
Representing sound in writing
Words, vocabulary and morphology
The grammar of the sentence in Standard English
The components of sentences
Cohesion: grammar at the level of the text
The qualities of stories
The qualities of poetry
The qualities of drama
Looking at information books
Electronic texts
Looking more closely at children’s errors

This and the partner book are great for providing a clear and thorough overview of the English primary curriculum

Mrs Katherine Pechey
School of Law & Social Sciences, London South Bank University
May 20, 2021
Key features
  • Popular and widely recommended core text for primary English subject knowledge
  • Comprehensive full guidance in one text
  • Includes interactive activities to engage learners
  • Updated to include an exploration of the latest research findings around children's language acquisition

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