Few topics arouse such passionate feelings as how English should be taught to children in the primary years. What is the role of the spoken language in children’s learning? What knowledge needs to underpin our evaluation of the different methods and approaches to the initial teaching of...
To Be Published June 1st 2015 by Routledge
The heart of the curriculum, 4th Edition
‘Do you know your diphthongs from your digraphs? Are you au fait with all the main reading programmes published in the UK? And can you really tell the difference between a legend, a myth and a fable? If you have any doubt about saying yes to any of these questions, fear not; the answers are all in...
Published December 15th 2011 by Routledge
A Comprehensive Guide for Teachers and Student Teachers
Winner of the United Kingdom Literacy Association's Author Award 2011 for its contribution to extending children's literacy. Praise for the book: 'This book is about making readers. A compact summary of its contents would not do it justice. It is the accountof a life's work and it deserves thanks...
Published June 24th 2010 by Routledge
A comprehensive, user-friendly and interesting reference book that explains key concepts, ideas and current requirements in primary English. Includes: over 600 entries short definitions of key concepts (e.g. parts of speech) succint explanations of current UK requirements extended entries on major...
Published September 10th 2007 by Routledge
A Guide to Helping Young Researchers Use and Enjoy Information Texts
This lively and informative text examines children's first experience of non-fiction during the pre-school and foundation years. Its careful consideration of different kinds of quality non-fiction, including books, posters, charts and computer software will provide a helpful framework from which...
Published July 31st 2003 by Routledge
Informational Reading and Writing in the Early and Primary Years
Informational kinds of reading are crucial in every lesson. This book looks at how we can encourage children from the very beginning to think of themselves as young researchers using skills and strategies for clear purposes. It argues that the creative practitioner nurtures children's sense of...
Published July 22nd 1999 by Routledge