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Primary English for Trainee Teachers

Primary English for Trainee Teachers

Second Edition (Revised and Updated Edition)
Edited by:

March 2017 | 352 pages | Learning Matters
What do trainee teachers need to know about English to teach it effectively in primary schools?
How do children learn English and how can students teach it?
What does a good primary English lesson look like?

Answering these important questions and more, this new edition covers all areas of the new National Curriculum for primary English. By offering insight into effective teaching, it helps students connect what they need to teach to how it can be taught.

This book opens up opportunities in the new curriculum for creative and imaginative teaching and covers all areas of children's literacy from poetry and literature to SPAG. Case studies of teaching are used as a starting point for learning, and guidance on practical teaching strategies is included throughout.

Now comes with:
  • A new chapter on Multi-modal texts
  • A new chapter on Mastery in English

David Waugh
The New National Curriculum
Wendy Jolliffe
Speaking and Listening: Spoken Language
Jane Carter
Vocabulary Development
Kate Allott
David Waugh
Grammar and Punctuation
Ruth Harrison-Palmer
Debbie Myers
Holly Dyer
Kirsty Anderson
Claire Warner
Claire Norcott
Multimodal texts
Eve English
Is There a Place for Drama?
Kate Allott
Planning for Delivery
Kirsty Anderson
Assessment: An Invaluable Classroom Resource
Kate Allott
Mastery in English

A very well structured and comprehensive text, which supports trainee teachers in increasing their understanding of learning and teaching in Primary English.

Dr Tracy Whatmore
School of Education, Birmingham University
May 8, 2017

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David Waugh

David Waugh is a former deputy headteacher who worked in ITT from 1990 at the University of Hull, where he led the PGCE course and became Head of Department. In 2008 he was appointed as one of two (the other being Wendy) National Strategies Regional Advisers for ITT. He is currently lectures at Durham University. He has published extensively in primary English, as well as developing e-learning resources for National Strategies for English, mathematics and mentoring and coaching. David also writes children’s stories, including The Wishroom, which was written with 45 children from 15 East Durham primary schools and published in 2017. More About Author

Wendy Jolliffe

Wendy Jolliffe is Professor of Education and worked in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) for 14 years; latterly as Head of Teacher Education at the University of Hull. She worked previously as a Regional Adviser for the National Strategies and advised ITT providers on effective provision for literacy.  She has published extensively in Primary English and Cooperative Learning. More About Author

Kate Allott

Kate Allott is Senior Lecturer in Education at York St John University. Kate worked as a literacy consultant in a local authority from the inception of the National Literacy Strategy. More recently she spent two years as a regional adviser with the Primary National Strategy, working on the Communication, Language and Literacy Development initiative. More About Author

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