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Primary English Teaching : An Introduction to Language, Literacy and Learning - Robyn Cox

Primary English Teaching

An Introduction to Language, Literacy and Learning

By: Robyn Cox (Editor)

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This comprehensive introduction to language, literacy and learning in the primary school,├┐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.

'In An Introduction to Primary English Teaching: Language, Literacy and Learning, Lecturers from the field of Initial Teacher Education have pooled their extensive practical and theoretical knowledge to provide a new ITE text book that is both comprehensive and accessible to trainee teachers. This book will make a useful contribution to reading lists for both Primary and Early Years students. The range of content is extensive and engaging, and will ensure that readers are equipped to develop their skills of reflection and analysis in relation to primary English, language and literacy issues, as well as to take on the practical challenges of literacy teaching and learning in educational settings' -
Clare Dowdall, Professor at University of Plymouth

'The editor and contributors in

the book have done an amazing job in communicating complex theories and

research findings in ways that can be easily taken up by practicing primary teachers.

There is also an important feature of the book that needs special mention. Throughout the book, readers may find various boxes that guide their reading. `Research Boxes' contain references to seminal studies and their major claims on selected topics. `Task Boxes' may be used by readers to reflect and clarify their understandings of the relevant issues. `Teaching Ideas Boxes' list useful `springboard' ideas that can be tried by readers in their pedagogical contexts'
-Teacher Development

Forewordp. viii
Contributorsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Exploring Language and Learningp. 1
Learning and Teaching Literacyp. 11
Oral Languagep. 13
Readingp. 23
Writingp. 37
Using Children's Literaturep. 51
Organizing Learning and Teaching Literacyp. 71
Language, Literacy and ICTp. 73
Handwriting and Typingp. 85
An Introduction to Assessing Englishp. 99
Planning for Language Learning and Teaching in Primary Schoolp. 115
Primary English Curriculum Perspectivesp. 134
Referencesp. 148
Indexp. 159
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ISBN: 9781849201964
ISBN-10: 184920196X
Series: Published in association with the UKLA
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 18th January 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 17.0  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.31