572 pages | 25 B/W Illus.
This newly updated, user friendly Primary English Encyclopedia addresses all aspects of the primary English curriculum and is an invaluable reference for all training and practising teachers. Now in its fifth edition, entries have been revised to take account of new research and thinking. The approach is supportive of the reflective practitioner in meeting National Curriculum requirements in England and developing sound subject knowledge and good classroom practice. While the book is scholarly, the author writes in a conversational style and includes reproductions of covers of recommended children’s books and examples of children’s writing and drawing to add interest.
The encyclopedia includes:
extended entries on gender and literacy;
This encyclopedia will be ideal for student teachers on BA and PGCE courses preparing for work in primary schools and primary school teachers. Anyone concerned with bringing about the informed and imaginative teaching of primary school English will find this book helpful and interesting.
Foreword by Sue Palmer. Introduction Primary English: the heart of the curriculum. Part 1 Encyclopedia entries A–Z. Part 2 A Who’s Who in Primary English. Part 3 My ten top texts. Part 4 My ten top texts. Part 5 My top fifteen children’s books published since 2000. Part 6 List of entries in the Encyclopedia.