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Primary English: Teaching Theory and Practice

Primary English: Teaching Theory and Practice

Seventh Edition

July 2014 | 216 pages | Learning Matters
The essential teaching theory and practice text for primary English. Covering the skills of planning, monitoring and assessment and class management, it relates these specifically to primary English. With full coverage of the theory and practice required for effective and creative English teaching, this text is an essential guide for all trainees working towards QTS. Practical guidance and features support trainees throughout to translate this learning to the classroom, embed ICT in their lessons and to understand the wider context of their teaching.  This 7th edition is updated in line with the new National Curriculum.
Learning English
Effective English teaching
Speaking and listening: developing talk in the primary classroom
Teaching reading at and before Key Stage 1
The teaching and learning of phonics
Teaching early writing
Teaching handwriting and spelling
Developing reading at Key Stage 2
Teaching writing at Key Stage 2
Teaching with electronic texts
Including all children
Organising and resourcing English at Key Stages 1 and 2
Assessing English

A well written and comprehensive book covering most of the essentials the PGCE students will need to support their teaching of Primary English.

Mrs Julie Ward
Teaching, Health and Care, Bradford College
September 9, 2016

This is a well-established text which we recommend for all of our primary courses even though we have written rival texts. Medwell and Wray are leaders in the field and their books are of a consistently high quality.

Dr David Waugh
School of Education, Durham University
June 23, 2016

This is a well-established text which we recommend for all of our primary courses even though we have written rival texts. Medwell and Wray are leaders in the field and there books are of a consistently high quality.

Dr David Waugh
School of Education, Durham University
June 23, 2016

This book is a very basic guide on the practical aspects of teaching primary English. It is useful for new teachers to have for their personal use but it doesn't explore English teaching in depth.

Mrs Malgorzata Hirst
School of Education, Hertfordshire University
September 21, 2015

This has been useful for students who lack confidence in their own subject knowledge in this area.

Miss Diana Parton
Department of Primary Education, Bedfordshire University
June 19, 2015

This books works well in tandem with 'Primary English: Knowledge and understanding' by the same authors. My students find both books interesting, practical and useful.

Mr Mark Betteney
Education Department, Greenwich University
June 1, 2015

Recommending this book to my students to support them with a unit on embedding english into the curriculum

Mrs Fiona Routh
Health and Social Development, Burnley College
May 18, 2015

This latest and updated incarnation of 'Primary English Teaching and Practice' has maintained the powerful presentation of English pedagogy, within sound theoretical and research-evidenced contexts, that made each previous edition one of the most useful texts for student teachers .

Dr Alastair Daniel
Faculty of Education, Winchester University
May 15, 2015

This book continues to be a core text in English modules.

Miss Marilyn Kelly
Education and Early Childhood Studies, Liverpool John Moores University
February 24, 2015

Useful up-to-date with changes to curriculum.

Mrs Katherine Price
Education Lancaster, University Of Cumbria
December 16, 2014

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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

Hilary Minns

Hilary Minns co-ordinates primary English courses in the Institute of /par1/Education, University of Warwick. More About Author

Vivienne Griffiths

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

Elizabeth A Coates

Elizabeth Coates is an associate fellow of the Centre for Education Studies at the University of Warwick. Prior to her retirement in 2013, she was an associate professor and director of the Early Childhood Studies undergraduate program at the University of Warwick. Since that time, she has worked on a part-time basis within the Centre teaching child development, education, and early years’ policy and practice. During her time at Warwick, she organized and directed five triennial international early years conferences and was founding editor of the International Journal of Early Years Education. Her background as an early years teacher has... More About Author

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