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  • Become the Primary Teacher Everyone Wants to Have

    A guide to career success

    By Sean Delaney

    No matter how much you want to teach and no matter how well prepared you are, beginning teaching is tough. A teacher’s work is never done; even when you work hard, there is always something more you could do. Become the Primary Teacher Everyone Wants to Have tells you what teaching is really like.…

    Paperback – 2016-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Critical Literacy Across the K-6 Curriculum

    By Vivian Maria Vasquez

    Through stories from kindergarten to sixth grade classrooms where students and teachers have attempted to put a critical edge on their teaching, this book shows critical literacy in action across the curriculum. Readers see students and teachers together using critical literacy discourse to frame…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26 
    Routledge

  • Reclaiming Early Childhood Literacies

    Narratives of Hope, Power, and Vision

    Edited by Richard J Meyer, Kathryn F. Whitmore

    At a time when literacy has become more of a political issue than a research or pedagogical one, this volume refocuses attention on work with young children that places them at the center of their literacy worlds. Drawing on robust and growing knowledge which is often marginalized because of…

    Paperback – 2016-08-23 
    Routledge

  • Developing Young Writers in the Classroom

    I've got something to say

    By Gail Loane

    Educators want young people to grow up knowing that writing is an important and deeply satisfying life skill, one that helps them make more sense of themselves and their world, and one that helps them to communicate effectively. Sadly, too often writing becomes merely an exercise in ‘getting words…

    Paperback – 2016-08-16 
    Routledge

  • English 5-11

    A guide for teachers, 3rd Edition

    By David Waugh, Wendy Jolliffe

    English is central to the primary-school curriculum and successfully mastering the basics has a significant influence on pupils’ ability to learn and achieve their future goals. Now fully updated, English 5–11 provides comprehensive, up-to-date and creative guidance on teaching English in the…

    Paperback – 2016-08-03 
    Routledge
    Primary 5-11 Series

  • Teaching Global Literature in Elementary Classrooms

    A Critical Literacy and Teacher Inquiry Approach

    By Kelly K. Wissman, Maggie Naughter Burns, Krista Jiampetti, Heather O'Leary, Simeen Tabatabai

    Demonstrating the power of teaching global literature from a critical literacy perspective, this book explores the ways that K-6 educators can infuse diverse texts into their classrooms and find support for their endeavours in teacher inquiry communities. Through carefully analyzed,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-03 
    Routledge

  • Critical Content Analysis of Children’s and Young Adult Literature

    Reframing Perspective

    Edited by Holly Johnson, Janelle Mathis, Kathy G. Short

    In this book the authors describe their strategies for critically reading global and multicultural literature and the range of procedures they use for critical analyses, varying by their purpose and set of books. They also reflect on how these research strategies can inform classrooms and children…

    Paperback – 2016-07-19 
    Routledge

  • Translanguaging with Multilingual Students

    Learning from Classroom Moments

    Edited by Ofelia García, Tatyana Kleyn

    Looking closely at what happens when translanguaging is actively taken up to teach emergent bilingual students across different contexts, this book focuses on how it is already happening in classrooms as well as how it can be implemented as a pedagogical orientation. It extends theoretical…

    Paperback – 2016-07-18 
    Routledge

  • Adaptive Educational Technologies for Literacy Instruction

    Edited by Scott A. Crossley, Danielle S. McNamara

    While current educational technologies have the potential to fundamentally enhance literacy education, many of these tools remain unknown to or unused by today’s practitioners due to a lack of access and support. Adaptive Educational Technologies for Literacy Instruction presents actionable…

    Paperback – 2016-07-07 
    Routledge

  • Descriptosaurus: Fantasy

    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
    Routledge

  • The Use of Children's Literature in Teaching

    A study of politics and professionalism within teacher education

    By Alyson Simpson

    The Use of Children's Literature in Teaching reveals the impact of politics, professional guidelines and restrictive measurements of literacy on the emerging identities of young teachers. It places renewed emphasis on the importance of creative teaching with children’s literature for the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Teacher Education

  • Learning to be Literate

    Insights from research for policy and practice

    By Margaret M Clark

    Winner of the prestigious UK Literacy Association Academic Book Award for 2015 in its original edition, this fully revised edition of Learning to be Literate uniquely analyses research into literacy from the 1960s through to 2015 with some surprising conclusions. Margaret Clark explores the…

    Paperback – 2016-03-08
    Routledge

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