The Literate Classroom

3rd Edition

Edited by Prue Goodwin

© 2011 – Routledge

210 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Now in its third edition, The Literate Classroom offers essential information and advice from leading experts about the teaching of primary English to students, NQTs and less confident teachers of literacy. Presenting a range of refreshing and challenging viewpoints from experienced classroom practitioners, this book describes how the theory behind key areas of literacy teaching can be transformed into realistic learning experiences within the classroom. Split into five sections, this book outlines effective measures in inspiring children to become confident with all aspects of literacy through speaking and listening, creative approaches to reading and writing and new experiences with poetry and drama.

This fully updated edition includes:

  • shared and guided reading and writing
  • guidance on literacy teaching with EAL pupils
  • comprehension through response to children’s literature
  • working with drama, ICT, poetry and language study
  • new chapters on speaking and listening, reading aloud to children and children’s development as independent readers.

This accessible and informative collection is a must-have for all trainee and practising teachers, as well as teaching assistants and support workers, looking to enhance literacy learning in the primary classroom.

Table of Contents

The literate classroom: an introduction, Prue Goodwin 1. Talking to be literate, Prue Goodwin 2. Making space for reading: teaching reading in the Early Years, Margaret Perkins 3. Shared reading and shared writing at Key Stage 1, Liz Laycock 4. Reading aloud to children, Judith Graham 4. Reading the pictures: children’s responses to Rose Blanche, Catriona Nicholson 5. Independent young readers, Prue Goodwin 6. Readers making meaning: Responding to narrative, Tony Martin 7. Poetry, Alison Kelly 8. A sense of time and place: literature in the wider curriculum, Gillian Lathey 9. Motivating children to write with purpose and passion, Teresa Cremin 10. Developing children’s narrative writing using story structures, Maureen Lewis 11. The problems and possibilities of non-fiction writing, David Wray and Maureen Lewis 12. Teaching spelling, Olivia O’Sullivan 13. The struggle to punctuate: a case study of two children learning, Nigel Hall 14. Opening the wardrobe of voices: standard English and language study at Key Stage 2, Michael Lockwood 15. The role of drama in the literate classroom, Suzi Clipson-Boyles 16. Working with pupils with English as an additional language Liz Laycock

About the Editor

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU029020
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Reading & Phonics
LAN010000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Literacy