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Primary English: Teaching Theory and Practice

Primary English: Teaching Theory and Practice

Seventh Edition

July 2014 | 216 pages | Learning Matters
The essential teaching theory and practice text for primary English. Covering the skills of planning, monitoring and assessment and class management, it relates these specifically to primary English. With full coverage of the theory and practice required for effective and creative English teaching, this text is an essential guide for all trainees working towards QTS. Practical guidance and features support trainees throughout to translate this learning to the classroom, embed ICT in their lessons and to understand the wider context of their teaching.  This 7th edition is updated in line with the new National Curriculum.

Learning English
Effective English teaching
Speaking and listening: developing talk in the primary classroom
Teaching reading at and before Key Stage 1
The teaching and learning of phonics
Teaching early writing
Teaching handwriting and spelling
Developing reading at Key Stage 2
Teaching writing at Key Stage 2
Teaching with electronic texts
Including all children
Organising and resourcing English at Key Stages 1 and 2
Assessing English

* A lot of the suggestions that it makes on good practice within the teaching of English are core to all teaching approaches.

* Its progressive approach to learning (from EYFS to KS2) is excellent and allows students to appreciate the different stages of learning in Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing.

Mr Mathew Tobin
School Of Education, Oxford Brookes University
November 18, 2014

a core text

Dr Liane Purnell
Education Department, Newman University College
October 9, 2014

Updated version of book providing valuable guidance of areas of English and how they are taught.

Ms Sue Kellas
Child Care And Education, Truro And Penwith College
August 26, 2014

This is a useful text but we have previous editions still in use.

Mr Elaine Sharpling
Swansea School of Education, Swansea Metropolitan University
August 14, 2014

an invaluable resource for trainee teachers - comprehensive, clear and helpful, it is the first port of call for our trainees.

Ms Kate Allott
Initial Teacher Education, York St John University College
August 6, 2014

An accessible book that gives a good overview of some of the key theory and practice in primary English teaching. It includes ideas throughout on embedding ICT into lessons.

Mr Andrew Connell
Education Division, Keele University
August 5, 2014

Essential reading, proved to be very successful for the English modules.

Miss Marilyn Kelly
Education and Early Childhood Studies, Liverpool John Moores University
September 9, 2015
Key features
  • A text that helps trainees get to grips with the practical aspects of teaching primary English and develop a confidence in their teaching
  • Updated in line with the new National Curriculum

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ISBN: 9781446295212