Are you looking for one book that gives a comprehensive account of primary and early years English, language and literacy teaching?
This fully revised fourth edition of Teaching English, Language and Literacy includes up-to-date research and updated discussion of effective teaching. Throughout the book there is guidance on England’s new National Curriculum and its impact. Rooted in research evidence and multidisciplinary theory, this book is an essential introduction for anyone learning to teach English from the early years to primary school level.
The authors draw on their research, scholarship and practice to offer advice on:
- inclusion and equality, including working effectively with multilingual pupils
- speaking and listening
- developing reading, including choosing texts, and phonics teaching
- improving writing, including grammar and punctuation
- planning and assessing
- the latest thinking in educational policy and practice
- the use of multimedia
- maintaining good home--school links
All the chapters include examples of good practice, coverage of key issues, analysis of research and reflections on national policy to encourage the best possible response to the exciting challenges of teaching. Each chapter also has a glossary to explain terms and gives suggestions for further reading.
This authoritative book is for all those who want to improve the teaching of English, language and literacy in schools. Designed to help inform trainee teachers and tutors, but also of great use to those teachers wanting to keep pace with the latest developments in their specialist subject, this is an indispensable guide to the theory and practice of teaching English, language and literacy.
Table of Contents
Part One: Introduction
1. The history of English, language and literacy
2. Thinking about learning and language
3. Inclusion and equality
Part Two: Language
4. The development of language
5. Accent, dialect and Standard English
6. Classroom Practices for talk
Part Three: Reading
8. The development of reading
9. Children’s literature
10. Listening to children read
11. Reading comprehension
13. Classroom practices for reading
Part Four: Writing
14. The development of writing
15. Classroom practices for writing
Part Five: General Issues
20. Assessing writing, reading and oral language
21. Language and literacy difficulties
23. Home–school links
Dominic Wyse is Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education at the University College London, Institute of Education. His research includes a multi-disciplinary focus on the teaching of writing across the life-course, including how writing works which is the subject of his most recent book.
Russell Jones was a Senior Lecturer in Education and Childhood Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Helen Bradford is part of the early years team at University College London, Institute of Education. Her research includes young children’s development of literacy, focusing particularly on early writing. Her recently completed PhD looked at co-constructing writing pedagogy with two-and-three-year-old children.
Mary Anne Wolpert is Affiliated Lecturer and Course Manager of the Primary PGCE course at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.
‘An invaluable text [and] essential reading to our undergraduate and postgraduate 3-11 trainees.’
Dr Tom Dobson, Course Director in the Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University
‘A comprehensive and accessible book that addresses all areas of the Primary Curriculum for English.’
Anne Bradley, Lecturer in Primary ITE, Plymouth Marjon University