Literacy Collection

The Routledge Education Literacy collection is packed full of practical guides and lesson ideas to support you with embedding reading, writing and communication across the curriculum.

Primary

  • Supporting Boys’ Writing in the Early Years

    Becoming a Writer In Leaps and Bounds, 2nd Edition

    By Julie Cigman

    This second edition of Supporting Boys’ Writing in the Early Years shows how you can help boys to become confident and capable writers by supporting them to write in ways that make sense to them – on the move, outside and inside, in dens, in bushes, in mud, or sprawled on the floor dressed as…

    Paperback – 2018-10-09
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  • Teaching English, Language and Literacy

    4th Edition

    By Dominic Wyse, Russell Jones, Helen Bradford, Mary Anne Wolpert

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-07-03
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  • Closing the Vocabulary Gap

    1st Edition

    By Alex Quigley

    As teachers grapple with the challenge of a new, bigger and more challenging school curriculum, at every key stage and phase, success can feel beyond our reach. But what if there were 50,000 small solutions to help us bridge that gap? In Closing the Vocabulary Gap, Alex Quigley explores the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-11
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  • Wordtamer

    Activities to Inspire Creative Thinking and Writing, 1st Edition

    By Judy Waite

    Imagine a funfair in the classroom... invite dragons to school…let pupils travel through time! Written by award-winning children’s author Judy Waite, Wordtamer offers over fifty ideas for exciting, innovative writing activities and creative workshops. The book explores how authors…

    Paperback – 2017-12-14
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  • Teaching English by the Book

    Putting Literature at the Heart of the Primary Curriculum, 1st Edition

    By James Clements

    Teaching English by the Book is about putting great books, wonderful poems and rich texts at the heart of English teaching, transforming children’s attitudes to reading and writing and having a positive impact on learning. It offers a practical approach to teaching a text-based curriculum, full of…

    Paperback – 2017-12-07
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  • Teaching Primary English

    Subject Knowledge and Classroom Practice, 1st Edition

    By Eve Bearne, David Reedy

    Teaching Primary English is a comprehensive, evidence-informed introduction designed to support and inspire teaching and learning in the primary school. Written in a clear and accessible way, it draws on the very latest research and theory to describe and exemplify a full and rich English…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01
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  • The Really Useful Drama Book

    Using Picturebooks to Inspire Imaginative Learning, 1st Edition

    By Roger McDonald

    The Really Useful Drama Book offers busy primary school teachers a collection of step-by-step drama sessions, inspired by high-quality picturebooks, that will engage children and promote enjoyable learning across the curriculum. Lively and thoughtful, the interactive drama sessions are structured…

    Paperback – 2017-06-21
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    The Really Useful

  • Grammar Survival for Primary Teachers

    A Practical Toolkit, 1st Edition

    By Jo Shackleton

    Are you grappling with grammar? Are you perplexed by punctuation? Do you find it a constant challenge to keep your pupils engaged while teaching grammar effectively? Focusing on what you need to know in the classroom, Grammar Survival for Primary Teachers provides you with all of the knowledge…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
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  • Understanding and Teaching Grammar in the Primary Classroom

    Subject knowledge, ideas and activities, 1st Edition

    By Josh Lury

    Understanding and Teaching Grammar in the Primary Classroom is a practical guide for trainee and practising teachers, with language, and the way we use it to think and communicate, at its heart. Built on a foundation of how powerful, beautiful and thought-provoking language is, this book uses our…

    Paperback – 2016-09-12
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  • Princesses, Dragons and Helicopter Stories

    Storytelling and story acting in the early years, 1st Edition

    By Trisha Lee

    Stories and fantasy play engage all young children and help them to draw connections and make sense of the world. MakeBelieve Arts Helicopter Stories are tried, tested and proven to have a significant impact on children’s literacy and communication skills, their confidence and social and emotional…

    Paperback – 2015-08-11
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  • How to Teach Story Writing at Key Stage 1

    1st Edition

    By Pie Corbett

    How to Teach Story Writing at Key Stage 1 is a practical manual for teachers, to be used directly in the classroom. The book begins with a series of language games, designed to warm up creativity and strengthen the imagination. This is followed by a series of creative story workshops, based on the…

    Paperback – 2003-06-20
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  • How to Teach Fiction Writing at Key Stage 2

    1st Edition

    By Pie Corbett

    How to Teach Fiction Writing is a practical manual to help teachers of junior classes to focus on the key aspects of developing children's storywriting. The book presents a series of essential writing workshops full of creative ideas and fun activities. It also offers a range of advice including…

    Paperback – 2001-11-02
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    Writers' Workshop

Secondary

  • Grammar Survival for Secondary Teachers

    A Practical Toolkit, 3rd Edition

    By Geoff Barton, Jo Shackleton

    This third edition of Grammar Survival brings the content fully up-to-date with the new National Curriculum and GCSEs, making it current and relevant for all secondary school English teachers. Grammar Survival for Secondary Teachers combines knowledge about grammar with pedagogical approaches.…

    Paperback – 2018-08-17
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  • Redefining English for the More Able

    A Practical Guide, 1st Edition

    By Ian Warwick, Ray Speakman

    Redefining English for the More Able is a practical guide offering English teachers a range of strategies to stretch and challenge their students. Written by Ian Warwick, founder of London Gifted and Talented, and Ray Speakman, this book provides a fresh perspective on the purpose of English…

    Paperback – 2018-04-23
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    Redefining More Able Education

  • Closing the Vocabulary Gap

    1st Edition

    By Alex Quigley

    As teachers grapple with the challenge of a new, bigger and more challenging school curriculum, at every key stage and phase, success can feel beyond our reach. But what if there were 50,000 small solutions to help us bridge that gap? In Closing the Vocabulary Gap, Alex Quigley explores the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-11
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  • International Perspectives on the Teaching of Literature in Schools

    Global Principles and Practices, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Goodwyn, Cal Durrant, Louann Reid, Lisa Scherff

    Literature teaching remains central to the teaching of English around the world. This edited text brings together expert global figures under the banner of the International Federation for the Teaching of English (IFTE). The book captures a state-of-the-art snapshot of leading trends in current…

    Paperback – 2017-09-06
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    National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE)

  • Students, Places and Identities in English and the Arts

    Creative Spaces in Education, 1st Edition

    Edited by DAVID STEVENS, Karen Lockney

    In an age when national identities are a subject of popular debate, along with issues of place in relation to immigration, displacement and mobility, it is particularly important that educators are supported in their reflections on how best to respond to such pertinent issues in their daily…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
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    National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE)

  • English and Its Teachers

    A History of Policy, Pedagogy and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Simon Gibbons

    English and Its Teachers offers a historical overview of the development of secondary English teaching in schools over the past 50 years. Initially charting the rise of a new progressive approach in the 1960s, the book then considers the implications for the subject and its teachers of three…

    Paperback – 2017-05-02
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    National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE)

  • Knowing About Language

    Linguistics and the secondary English classroom, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marcello Giovanelli, Dan Clayton

    Knowing About Language is an essential and comprehensive introduction to and discussion of the value of linguistics in the secondary and post 16 curriculum. Split into three easily accessible parts, each chapter draws on theoretical and practical reasons for developing language awareness for the…

    Paperback – 2016-05-05
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    National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE)

  • Teach Now! English

    Becoming a Great English Teacher, 1st Edition

    By Alex Quigley

    Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. Teach Now! is an exciting new series that opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step-by-step, helps trainees to build the skills and confidence they need to become first-rate classroom practitioners. Written by a…

    Paperback – 2014-05-02
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    Teach Now!

SEN

  • Reading Between the Lines Set Two

    Inference skills for children aged 8 – 12, 1st Edition

    By Catherine Delamain, Jill Spring

    Reading Between the Lines Set Two is a sequel to the popular Reading Between the Lines. It is a resource book for teachers, teaching assistants, SENCOs and Speech and Language Therapists who need to support the development of inference skills in children aged 8–12. These unique guides offer…

    Paperback – 2018-06-29
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  • Language for Thinking

    A structured approach for young children: The Colour Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Stephen Parsons, Anna Branagan

    This photocopiable resource provides a clear structure to assist teachers, SENCOs, learning support assistants and speech language therapists in developing children's language from the concrete to the abstract. It is based on fifty picture and verbal scenarios that can be used flexibly with a wide…

    Paperback – 2016-10-11
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  • Word Aware

    Teaching vocabulary across the day, across the curriculum, 1st Edition

    By Stephen Parsons, Anna Branagan

    This comprehensive and practical book provides an ideal platform for the provision of effective vocabulary development in children of all abilities. This rigorously tried and tested approach is an outstanding resource that will be an essential addition to any school and classroom and is also an…

    Paperback – 2013-12-28
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Jumpstart! Literacy Collection

  • Jumpstart! Drama

    Games and Activities for Ages 5-11, 2nd Edition

    By Teresa Cremin, Roger McDonald, Emma Longley, Louise Blakemore

    Jumpstart! Drama contains more than forty engaging, practical, easy-to-do and highly motivating drama activities which will appeal to busy primary teachers who wish to enliven their practice and make more use of drama in line throughout their teaching. Suitable for use across a variety of subjects…

    Paperback – 2018-07-23
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    Jumpstart

  • Jumpstart! Grammar

    Games and activities for ages 6 - 14, 2nd Edition

    By Pie Corbett

    Fully updated to help teachers deal with the new 2016 Grammar Tests, this second edition presents a collection of simple to use, multi-sensory games and activities that will jumpstart pupils� understanding of grammar in action It includes coverage of the subjunctive and past progressive, selecting…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28
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  • Jumpstart! Literacy

    Games and Activities for Ages 7-14, 1st Edition

    By Pie Corbett

    This collection of simple to use, fun, multi-sensory games and creative lesson starters will jumpstart pupils enthusiasm for literacy learning. The `jumpstarts' cover: Warming up the word - spelling and word games Syntactic gymnastics - creating sentences and written style Games to stimulate -…

    Paperback – 2004-08-06
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    Jumpstart

Descriptosaurus

  • Descriptosaurus

    Supporting Creative Writing for Ages 8–14, 3rd Edition

    By Alison Wilcox

    Now in a fully updated third edition, Descriptosaurus is the first book for creative writing that is a thematic expansion of a dictionary and a thesaurus; it provides children with a comprehensive resource with which to expand their descriptive vocabulary, experiment with language and sentence…

    Hardback – 2017-11-16
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  • Descriptosaurus: Fantasy

    1st Edition

    By Alison Wilcox

    Descriptosaurus: Fantasy builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling Descriptosaurus and within the context of fantasy develops the structure and use of the words and phrases to promote colourful, cinematic writing. This essential guide will enable…

    Paperback – 2016-05-12
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  • Descriptosaurus: Myths & Legends

    1st Edition

    By Alison Wilcox

    Descriptosaurus: Myths & Legends builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling Descriptosaurus and, within the context of myths and legends, develops the structure and use of the words and phrases to promote colourful cinematic writing. This essential…

    Paperback – 2016-01-26
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  • Descriptosaurus: Ghost Stories

    1st Edition

    By Alison Wilcox

    Descriptosaurus: Ghost Stories builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling Descriptosaurus and, within the context of ghost stories, develops the structure and use of the words and phrases to promote colourful cinematic writing. This essential guide will…

    Paperback – 2015-08-28
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  • Descriptosaurus: Action & Adventure

    1st Edition

    By Alison Wilcox

    Descriptosaurus: Action & Adventure builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling Descriptosaurus and, within the context of adventure stories, develops the structure and use of the words and phrases to promote colourful cinematic writing. This…

    Paperback – 2015-08-13
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