Now in its fourth edition, The Literate Classroom combines a range of refreshing and challenging viewpoints from experienced classroom practitioners in order to offer practical and effective approaches to teaching reading and writing to primary students. Over the last few years, how teachers talk with children about their learning has been missing from much of the documentation going into school, but with essential information and advice, this book highlights the importance of speaking and listening in literacy learning and recognises the powerful links between reading, writing and dialogic talk.
This fully updated edition includes:
- shared and guided reading and writing
- comprehension through response to children’s literature
- guidance on literacy teaching with ELL pupils
- new chapters on digital literacy, drama for literacy, talk for spelling and poetry.
The Literate Classroom describes how the theory behind key areas of literacy teaching can be transformed into realistic learning experiences within the classroom. An accessible and informative collection, this book is a must-have for any teachers of literacy in the primary sector.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
The Literate Classroom: An Introduction
STARTING POINTS FOR LITERACY
- Making Space for Reading: Teaching Reading in the Early Years
- Shared Reading and Shared Writing at Key Stage 1
- Young Children Becoming Writers
- Small children Talking Their Way Into Being Readers
- Talk in Guided Reading Sessions
- A Bridge to Literary Reading
- Opening the Wardrobe of Voices: Exploring Standard English and Language Variety with 9-10 year-olds
- Language and Literacy for Children who are English Language Learners (ELLs): Developing Linguistically Responsive Teachers
- Readers Making Meaning: Responding to Narrative
- Reading the Pictures: Children’s Responses to Rose Blanche
- A Sense of Time and Place: Literature in the Wider Curriculum
- Motivating Children to Write with Purpose and Passion
- Teaching and Learning Spelling
- Talk for Spelling
- Literacy Learning in a Digital World
Julia Gillen and Natalia Kucirkova
- The Magic Must Not Vanish: Traditional Tales in the Classroom
- Drama: Enriching Learning in the Literate Classroom
- "Oh no, we did old poems in year 5!" What is the Place of Classic Poetry in the Twenty First Century Classroom?
‘THE SEA OF TALK’
BECOMING READERS AND WRITERS
ENGAGING THE IMAGINATION
Prue Goodwin is a lecturer on literacy education and children’s books. Having spent many years working at the University of Reading, she is now freelance as a lecturer to education professionals and a consultant to children’s publishers.