1st Edition

Primary English Curriculum Guide

By Christine Moorcroft, Ray Barker Copyright 2000
    112 Pages
    by David Fulton Publishers

    First Published in 2001. The purpose of this curriculum guide is to help student teachers and newly qualified teachers to make a start on learning how to become competent teachers of English. Despite the emphasis given in training courses to the teaching of English, newly qualified teachers often feel underprepared for it and frequently mention their concerns about this. These concerns can be partly explained by a general lack of confidence in this key area and partly by widespread media and political criticism of the teaching of literacy. It is also because it is often difficult for a student to make the connection between observation of key teaching strategies and his or her own personal practice.

    English in the primary school; Story; The National Literacy Strategy; Development in reading; Shared reading; Guided reading; Development in writing; Shared writing; Guided writing; Word-level work; Sentence-level work; Monitoring, assessing and recording reading; Monitoring, assessing and recording writing; Medium and short-term planning for English; Handwriting and the presentation of children's work; Spelling; Reading non-fiction; Writing non-fiction; Note-taking, evaluating information and assisting memory; Speaking and listening; Poetry; Drama; Working with parents and other adults; English as an additional language; Special educational needs; The needs of very able children; Statutory assessment.


    Christine Moorcroft, Ray Barker