Reading and Writing Texts for a Purpose
David Wray offers a range of practical suggestions for enhancing literacy work in primary and secondary schools (KS 1-3). The book is based on the idea that the purpose of literacy teaching is to enable pupils to understand and create meaningful, whole texts. It deliberately takes a...
Published July 12th 2005 by David Fulton Publishers
Major Themes in Education
Series: Major Themes in Education
There can be few areas of education which have been more controversial than the teaching of literacy. In an increasingly information-dense society, the ability to make sense of and to produce text is crucial to success, and literacy has understandably assumed the burden of the benchmark of '...
Published July 21st 2004 by Routledge
From Theory to Practice
Today's classroom presents a wealth of opportunities for social interaction amongst pupils, leading to increased interest in teachers and researchers into the social nature of learning.While classroom interaction can be a valuable tool for learning, it does not necessarily lead to useful...
Published December 5th 2001 by Routledge
Series: Language and Literacy in Action
This book discusses the implications arising from the authors' research into what constitutes an effective teacher of literacy. They have been able to identify what effective teachers know, understand and do which enable them to put effective teaching of literacy into practice in the primary phase....
Published October 10th 2001 by Routledge
Developing Approaches to Non-Fiction
One of the most problematic areas in the teaching and development of literacy appears to concern children's interactions with non-fiction books. Many surveys and reports have commented on the tendency for children to do little more than copy out sections of non-fiction texts. The Exeter Extending...
Published February 5th 1997 by Routledge
Developing Primary Teaching Skills
This book focuses on approaches to the teaching of primary English at Key Stage 2 in the context of the National Curriculum. Through a series of guided activities, teachers are encouraged to reflect upon particular teaching strategies and activities such as: an analysis of language and literacy,...
Published November 15th 1995 by Routledge
The State of the Art
In this stimulating collection of specially commissioned essays, teachers and researchers in the forefront of thinking in this area consider both the controversies and the day to day realities of teaching primary English. The book's four sections reflect the organisation of the National Curriculum...
Published February 9th 1994 by Routledge
Linking the development of reading, writing, speaking and listening, this book offers a distinctive holistic approach to literacy and language acquisition. It emphasizes the value of active, collaborative learning, and includes sections on literacy accross the primary curriculum, new technology and...
Published April 3rd 1991 by Routledge