English 5–11

A guide for teachers, 2nd Edition

By David Waugh, Wendy Jolliffe

© 2013 – Routledge

336 pages | 15 B/W Illus.

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New in Paperback: 9780415699730
pub: 2013-10-17
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pub: 2012-11-29
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About the Book

English is central to the primary school curriculum, since it permeates all subject areas. Now fully updated, English 5-11 provides comprehensive, up to date and creative guidance on teaching English in the primary school.

Key areas covered include:-

  • Communication, language and literacy
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Talk for learning
  • Synthetic phonics
  • Drama
  • Reading and writing
  • Fiction and poetry
  • Creativity
  • Teaching in a multilingual classroom
  • Spelling
  • ICT
  • Assessment

Written by highly experienced authors and former government advisors with frontline teaching, school management and teacher training experience, each manageable chapter provides the busy teacher with indispensible advice and guidance as well as opportunities to reflect upon current practice in the classroom.

This second edition reflects changes in government policy and gives greater attention to systematic synthetic phonics, assessment, drama and talk for writing, and is closely related to the changing curriculum for primary English.

English 5-11 will be an invaluable resource to all trainee and practising teachers interested in teaching English in an accessible, contemporary and dynamic way.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The pedagogy of teaching English in the primary school 2. Classroom Management for English 3. Creative approaches to teaching literacy 4. Communication, Language and Literacy in the early years 5. Knowledge about language: grammar and punctuation 6. Talking to learn 7. Drama 8. Teaching and learning reading 9. Fiction and Poetry 10. Reading and writing for information 11. Learning and teaching in a multilingual classroom 12. Developing Writing 13. Spelling 14. Using ICT to enhance the teaching of English 15. Planning for English 16. Assessment for learning of English

About the Authors

David Waugh is Director of Primary PGCE and Course Leader for Primary English at the University of Durham, UK.

Wendy Jolliffe is Head of Teacher Education and Head of Scarborough School of Education at the University of Hull, UK.

About the Series

Primary 5-11 Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Elementary
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Reading & Phonics