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Primary English Teaching
An Introduction to Language, Literacy and Learning

Edited by:
  • Robyn Cox - Australian Catholic University, Australia

Courses:
Literacy

February 2011 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

This comprehensive introduction to language, literacy and learning in the primary school, Primary English Teaching, explores the theoretical issues that underpin pedagogical practice in the primary English language classroom in a straightforward manner, enabling readers to understand the resulting practice and curriculum offerings in English primary schools today.

The contributors explore new initiatives in primary language teaching, putting these into their theoretical context, and offer practical ideas, helping students to make the bridge from studying to be a teacher, through to the beginnings of their teaching career. Diversity and aspects of special educational needs are also considered in each section of the book.

This book will be essential reading both for undergraduate students of education, as well as for PGCE students.


Robyn Cox
Exploring Language and Learning
 
PART ONE: LEARNING AND TEACHING LITERACY
Robyn Cox
Oral Language
Andrew Lambirth
Reading
Liz Chamberlain
Writing
Jean Webb
Using Children's Literature
 
PART TWO: ORGANIZING LEARNING AND TEACHING LITERACY
Bob Fox
Language, Literacy and ICT
Jane Medwell
Handwriting and Typing
Jane Medwell
An Introduction to Assessing English
Carrie Ansell
Planning for Language Learning and Teaching in Primary School
Chris Robertson
Primary English Curriculum Perspectives

There are some very useful chapters in this book.

Anne Bradley
School of Education & Professional Dev, College of St Mark and St John
November 7, 2011

A helpful introductory text that presents some aspects of current thinking in an accessible way without avoiding some of the difficult theoretical and pedagogical questions.

Mr Keith Savage
Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College
August 17, 2011
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