Developing Literacy in the Primary Classroom
- Gary Woolley - Griffith University, Australia
Elementary Education | Elementary English | Preservice Training for Elementary
Combining an examination of theory and research with practical case studies and real examples of teaching practice, this book shows trainee and early career teachers how to engage and motivate children to develop a range of primary English skills.
Chapters incorporate broader aspects of primary teaching such as active learning, self-regulation and assessment, and activities and discussion points explore how to apply important principles to your own teaching.
Drawing from international research and aware of policy developments in different countries, the book covers key topics on primary teacher education courses, including:
- The foundations of reading, writing and oracy skills
- Planning, assessment and classroom organisation
- Using new technologies and social media as tools for learning
- Engaging with the literacy needs of diverse learners.
Dr Gary Woolley is senior lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.
This book has really useful discussions and case studies to utilize with undergraduate students. It has been really useful on the module 'Literacy and Numeracy in Focus'.
an excellent book for literacy
The book offers a lot in Terms of theoretical Background as well as practical relevance.
A well-written and useful text which covers several important topics.
This book offers very handy theoretical base about literacy. In addition to that it deals with reading comprehension, ICT in literacy teaching, how to treat diverse learners. I recommend teachers and prospective teachers.
A comprehensive book on the development of children's literacy, including the use of ICT, web tools and film. With helpful discussion points throughout the chapters, this would be of benefit for initial teacher education.
A very useful book with applications not just in primary but for those new to English language learning in Secondary
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: What is literacy in today’s world?