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Literacy and Language in the Primary Years - Jane Medwell

Literacy and Language in the Primary Years

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Published: 4th April 1991
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Primary school teachers have now been given specific goals for children ages seven to eleven. These children must demonstrate confident and convincing skills in speaking, listening, writing and reading. How are their teachers to achieve these goals? David Wray and Jane Medwell provide a set of strategies for the teacher to understand oral and literacy development, to promote these essential skills in collaboration with their pupils and to create a classroom environment in which talk and literacy are central.
Included are chapters on the phenomenon of language, the role of stories, literacy across the curriculum and new technology and assessment. Each chapter is linked to a component of the National Curriculum Programme and contains a selection on points of interest, sources of further information and suggestions for follow-up activities in the classroom. This exceptionally practical and engaging book will be invaluable to teachers in training, experienced teachers, and language specialists.

Introduction
Classroom Talk
Language Diversity and Language Awareness
Children's Literature and the Power of Stories
The Emergence of Literacy
Literacy in the Early Years of Schooling
The Teaching of Reading
Writing: Purpose and Process
Developing Literacy Across the Curriculum
Literacy for Learning
The Use of the Computer to Develop Language and Literacy
Assessing Language and Literacy Development Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780415042116
ISBN-10: 0415042119
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 4th April 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1