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Reading Under Control

Teaching Reading in the Primary School, 3rd Edition

By Judith Graham, Alison Kelly


194 pages

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Now in an updated third edition, this best-selling textbook introduces primary teachers to the key issues in how to teach reading. The authors celebrate reading as an important, exhilarating part of the curriculum with the potential to transform lives, whilst also giving a balanced handling of contentious issues. Strongly rooted in classroom practice, the book provides comprehensive coverage of differing reading practices and resources. Key features include:

  • managing specialized reading difficulties, such as dyslexia
  • EAL and gender issues in reading
  • use of ICT within reading
  • a detailed inspection of the phonics debate.

This book is essential reading for both trainee teachers and qualified teachers interested in continuing their professional development.

Table of Contents

1. How We Got to Where We Are 2. Reading Differences, Reading Diversity 3. Getting to Grips with Phonics 4. The Reading Journey 5. Reading Routines 6. Reading Resources 7. Monitoring and Assessing Reading 8. Meeting Individual Needs 9. Dyslexia and Reading

About the Authors

Judith Graham recently retired as a Principal Lecturer from Roehampton University.

Alison Kelly is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Education at Roehampton University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Reading & Phonics