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Primary English: Knowledge and Understanding

Ninth Edition


March 2021 | 336 pages | Learning Matters


All the subject knowledge students need to teach primary English.

Secure subject knowledge and understanding is the foundation of confident, creative and effective teaching. To help your students master this, this comprehensive text includes subject knowledge from each part of the primary English curriculum and comes with a wide range of resources so students can test their growing knowledge as they progress through the course. 

  • an online English subject knowledge audit with the ability to share results
  • end of chapter self-assessment questions 
  • Interactive tasks
  • an English subject knowledge checklist
  • useful weblinks for primary English teaching
  • Recommended further reading
This new edition has been updated and includes a new chapter on children's common misconceptions in English.
 
Introduction
 
Spoken English and Standard English
 
The nature of learning
 
The acquisition of language
 
Representing sound in writing
 
Words, vocabulary and morphology
 
The grammar of the sentence in Standard English
 
The components of sentences
 
Handwriting
 
Punctuation
 
Cohesion: grammar at the level of the text
 
The qualities of stories
 
The qualities of poetry
 
The qualities of drama
 
Looking at information books
 
Electronic texts
 
Looking more closely at children’s errors

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Jane A Medwell

Jane Medwell taught in primary schools in Cardiff and South Devon, before moving into teacher education. She has lectured at the Universities of Cardiff, Plymouth and the College of St Mark and St John, and is currently Director of Teacher Education and Associate Professor at the University of Warwick. Her research and writing has covered areas such as the teaching of writing and the use of electronic books to teach reading. More recently she has begun a major research programme exploring the teaching of handwriting, and has begun a unique programme of teacher education in primary Modern Foreign Languages. She is fluent in French and... More About Author

David Wray

David Wray taught in primary schools for 10 years and is currently Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Warwick. He has published over 40 books on aspects of literacy teaching and is best known for his work on developing teaching strategies to help pupils access the curriculum through literacy. His work was made an integral part of the National Literacy Strategy in England at both primary (1997) and secondary (2001) levels. More recently he has acted as consultant to a number of electronic learning projects and has begun new research programs exploring the importance and teaching of handwriting, and the use of mobile... More About Author

George E Moore

George Moore, now retired, was Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Education, University of Warwick. More About Author

Vivienne Griffiths

Vivienne Griffiths is a Professor of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. More About Author

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