Essential Primary English

© 2016
by Jane Medwell, David Wray

1st Edition 264 Pages Paperback / softback
9780335262007 0335262007
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This book is an essential guide to teaching the Primary English curriculum, offering guidance on how to teach the subject, as well as covering the theory and subject knowledge that underpins it. Covering the whole of the Primary English curriculum the book focuses in particular on less-developed aspects such as the development of spoken language, the nature and development of comprehension and the teaching and learning of grammar.

Key features include:

Practical teaching sequences, strategies and activities

Classroom cameos suggest ways of delivering content through meaningful activities

Essential `Subject Knowledge? boxes present brief exposes of essential knowledge

Subject Knowledge Quizzes enable you to self-check your knowledge

? `Insights from Research? boxes outline underpinning theory and research

If you are teaching or training to teach in the primary phase then this book will help you address each area of the Primary English curriculum, covering the requirements for both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.

Chapter 1: Teaching and Learning Spoken Language

Chapter 2:  Teaching Reading: the reading process

Chapter 3:  Teaching Reading: approaches to word recognition

Chapter 4:  Teaching Reading: comprehension " nature and development

Chapter 5:  Teaching Reading: developing reading for pleasure

Chapter 6:  Teaching Reading: exploring digital texts

Chapter 7:  Teaching Writing: the writing process

Chapter 8:  Teaching Writing: the development of spelling

Chapter 9:  Teaching Writing:  the importance and teaching of handwriting

Chapter 10:  Teaching Writing:  vocabulary, grammar and punctuation

Chapter 11:  Teaching Writing: the possibilities of new technologies

Chapter 12:  Assessing Progress in English

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