Teaching and Learning Literacy: Reading and Writing Texts for a Purpose, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Teaching and Learning Literacy

Reading and Writing Texts for a Purpose, 1st Edition

By David Wray

David Fulton Publishers

160 pages

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David Wray offers a range of practical suggestions for enhancing literacy work in primary and secondary schools (KS 1-3). The book is based on the idea that the purpose of literacy teaching is to enable pupils to understand and create meaningful, whole texts. It deliberately takes a cross-curricular view of literacy and will appeal to teachers who specialize in a range of subjects. It also explores in-depth the processes involved in both understanding and composing a range of text types, avoiding the temptation to segment literacy skills, thereby losing sight of the overall purpose.

The book is aimed at primary teachers and student teachers with an interest in extending their pupils' experiences of texts across the curriculum; and at secondary teachers (especially English teachers) who wish to include in their subject teaching more explicit attention to their pupils' literacy skills.

About the Author

David Wray is Profesor of Literacy Education at the University of Warwick.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Aims & Objectives
EDUCATION / Language Experience Approach
EDUCATION / Special Education / General