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Primary English Across the Curriculum

Primary English Across the Curriculum

June 2012 | 200 pages | Learning Matters

The changing landscape of primary teaching requires trainees to consider learning and teaching in new ways. This book supports trainee teachers working towards primary QTS in teaching primary English across all areas of the curriculum. It takes a truly cross-curricular approach, highlighting meaningful links across the curriculum, and embraces the latest thinking and current good practice. It begins by examining English within the curriculum covering EAL, thinking skills and non-fiction text as well as language and literature. It goes on to look at teachers' effective use of English and their role in promoting English and considers other global perspectives.

Key Features

  • Reflects the new creative approach to the way more schools are teaching
  • Outlines meaningful links for cross curricular teaching
  • Interactive activities and case studies link theory and practice
  • Focuses on the use and application of English within children's and trainees' learning
English as a Core Skill
Literature Across the Curriculum
Non-fiction Text Types
English as an Additional Language
Thinking Skills
Teachers' Wider Roles: Communication and Assessment
The Role of Primary English in Researching Teaching and Learning
Global Perspectives
Beyond Your Initial Training: Celebrating And Promoting English
Appendix 1: Model Answers to the Self-assessment Questions
Appendix 2: Language Books
Appendix 3: Children's Literature Books

This book is a valuable addition to he core texts for Initial Teacher Training. I like the layout where almost every thing is illustrated with a case study example and follow up readings are suggested for people who would like to enhance their knowledge further.

Mrs Kulwinder Maude
Education , Kingston University
June 23, 2016

This is a very useful book which focuses on the importance of teaching English across the curriculum and provides information on how it can be delivered creatively in different curriculum areas. The book addresses potential challenges teachers come across and offers valuable practical tips and advice to all primary practitioners.

Mrs Malgorzata Hirst
School of Education, Hertfordshire University
September 16, 2015

This book enables the reader to see how English can be developed across the curriculum. The links to the Teachers Standards support planning and assessment, and the clearly identifiable sections are detailed in their content. There are ideas to develop good practice, and reasoning behind 'why' certain aspects are necessary in teaching English today. Theoretical references are up to date and relevant, and this book would assist those undertaking research.

Mrs Nicola Sperrin
Education and Community, University College Birmingham
July 30, 2013

Essential reading for all primary teaching students.

Mrs Alison Silby
School of Sport and Education, Brunel University
July 20, 2013

Useful book to give creative ideas to both under gradaute and post graduate teacher training students.

Dr Elaine Haywood
School of Education, Nottingham Trent University
May 14, 2013

This is a useful addition to literature on cross curricular teaching, with a clear focus on English.

Karen Lockney
Faculty of Education (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
February 19, 2013

A good introductory text to English across the curriculum...would also be useful for Secondary colleagues.

Michelle Lowe
Institute for Education Policy Research (Stoke), Staffordshire University
February 14, 2013

A useful overview of the place of the this key subject area.

Mr Neil Rutledge
Education (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
December 16, 2012

An interesting, thoughtful text which explores a wide range of themes and provides learning-led activity ideas for student teachers.

Miss Rebecca Matthews
Education , St Mary's College
November 14, 2012

A very clear and relevant text.

Mr David Scott
Faculty of Education & Theology, York St John University College
November 10, 2012

Karen Tulloch

Karen Tulloch has taught in several schools in London and has also worked as a SENCO. She has also worked for two years in Ethiopia, moderating and managing a nationwide training programme for teacher educators. During her time there, she also worked with various NGOs and local groups teaching and supporting disadvantaged children and young people. Karen now works as a senior lecturer at St Mary’s University on the BA QTS primary programme. Her research has focused on educational psychology. More About Author

Judith Cullen

Judith has taught in both Inner and Outer London primary schools and spent eight years as a school’s Literacy Coordinator with responsibility for developing the school library. She now teaches as a lecturer on the PGCE Primary English course, contributes to undergraduate and on-line Masters modules at St Mary’s University College and oversees PGCE Primary admissions. She has a particular interest in researching language and literacy in a wider social context. More About Author

Enid Jones

Enid has taught in a number of primary schools and also worked as an English advisory teacher for a large LEA. In her advisory role Enid was responsible for the development of English provision in the authority’s schools and led working groups and classroom based research on children’s literature, reading writing and language exploration. She has many years experience in teacher education lecturing in English and is now leading a large undergraduate teacher education programme. She has coordinated English projects with teachers in partnerships schools including primary school library provision and shared writing and has worked as an... More About Author

Linda Saunders

Linda Saunders is a senior lecturer in primary English at St Mary’s University Strawberry Hill, Twickenham. Here, she works on the primary PGCE and MA programmes. Prior to university work, Linda taught extensively in English primary and special schools as a class teacher, English and a special educational needs coordinator and an advisory teacher for special educational needs. Following on from her doctoral thesis examining reading aliteracy she has continued to research reading motivation. More About Author

Gillian Turner

Gillian has taught in a number of schools in London. She has been a leading literacy teacher and organised a range of in service workshops on poetry, storytelling and book making. Gillian has also been a deputy head teacher in a large multi-cultural school and has been involved in the development and mentoring for the SCITT programme in Wandsworth. She has also worked with schools to develop a whole school initiative to improve writing. Gillian is now working as a senior lecturer at St. Mary’s University on the PGCE M Level programme. She has written and had published a book on Shared Texts and is now writing a fiction book... More About Author