This book focuses on approaches to the teaching of primary English at Key Stage 2 in the context of the National Curriculum. Through a series of guided activities, teachers are encouraged to reflect upon particular teaching strategies and activities such as: an analysis of language and literacy, the processes of language and literacy, the use of topic work, a critical look at classroom environments, and examination of the texts which children read and write, and a discussion of the role of the teacher.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1.What Counts as English Language Teaching in the Primary School? 2.The Teaching and Learning of Literacy 3.Reading Process 4.The Writing Process 5.The Purposes and Processes of Talk 6.Looking at Literacy in the Classrooms 7.The Texts Children Read 8.The Texts Children Write 9.Language as Text: Structures and Variety 10.From Learning to Teaching