This handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to teaching English in primary and secondary schools. It brings together the latest standards with authoritative guidance, ensuring that readers feel confident about how to approach their teaching. It explores the context of the subject of English and brings readers up-to-date with key developments, placing the English curriculum in the context of whole school literacy issues.
It introduces readers to key areas such as:
This practical book gives new English teachers a solid and dependable introduction to teaching the subject. Many of the contributors are practising classroom teachers with enormous experience to draw on. The book is grounded in the realities of teaching and offers practical and relevant advice as well as plenty of ideas to stimulate thinking and teaching.
1. The subject of English 2. The English curriculum and whole school Literacy 3. Planning and Classroom management 4. Assessment, Recording and Reporting 5. The role of Drama 6. The role of Media Education 7. Information and Communication Technology 8. Equal opportunities, special needs and differentiation 9. Professionalism and Accountability 10. English/Literacy and whole school issues 11. Personal and professional early career development 12. The Future of English