Teachers in mainstream and special schools who work with pupils with special educational needs will welcome this book which will help them to plan and teach the literacy hour to their pupils. This second edition has been updated to link the revised objectives to the new 2001 QCA P levels. It rewrites each of the reception objectives has to reflect the progression expected within these level descriptors, can be used as a scheme of work and includes a case study of another school's scheme of work and sample planning sheets, which have been adapted by the school. It includes age appropriate activities and resources for pupils with severe, profound and complex needs who will work from the earliest learning objectives for much of their education, and provides support for teachers in developing targets for individual education plans.
The book offers a foundation for delivering the Literacy Hour on which teachers can build, and the scheme can easily be extended to incorporate a program for older pupils, both in Key Stages 3 and 4 and at post-16. With suggestions for books, materials and suitable information and communication technology resources, this book will equip any teacher concerned about the role the Literacy Hour should play in special education teaching.