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English 5-11

A guide for teachers, 3rd Edition

By David Waugh, Wendy Jolliffe


330 pages

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English is central to the primary-school curriculum and successfully mastering the basics has a significant influence on pupils’ ability to learn and achieve their future goals.

Now fully updated, English 5–11 provides comprehensive, up-to-date and creative guidance on teaching English in the primary school. Each chapter provides the busy teacher with indispensable advice and guidance, as well as opportunities to reflect upon current practice in the classroom. Key areas covered include:

■ language and literacy development;

■ grammar, punctuation and spelling;

■ talk for learning;

■ systematic synthetic phonics;

■ fiction, poetry and non-fiction;

■ drama and creativity;

■ teaching in a multilingual classroom;


■ Planning and assessment.

This third edition reflects changes in government policy and gives greater attention knowledge about language and is closely related to the changing curriculum for primary English.

The highly experienced authors are former literacy advisors and have frontline teaching, school-management and teacher-training experience. This book will be an invaluable resource for all trainee and practising teachers interested in teaching English in an accessible, contemporary and dynamic way.

Table of Contents

1 The pedagogy of teaching English in the primary school 2Classroom management in English 3 Creative approaches to teaching literacy 4 Understanding language and literacy development 5 Knowledge about language - Grammar and punctuation 6 Talking to learn 7 Teaching and learning reading 8 Fiction and poetry 9 Reading and writing for information 10 Learning and teaching in a multilingual classroom - Claire Head 11 Developing children’s writing 12 Spelling 13 Using technology to enhance the learning and teaching of English - John Bennett and Richard English 14 Drama 15 Planning for English (with contributions from Kirsty Batty) 16 Assessment for learning of English (with contributions from Kirsty Batty) Conclusions

About the Authors

David Waugh is Senior Teaching Fellow and Course Leader for Primary English at the University of Durham, UK.

Wendy Jolliffe is Head of Teacher Education and Professor of Learning and Teaching at the University of Hull, UK.

About the Series

Primary 5-11 Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Elementary