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Observing Primary Literacy

Observing Primary Literacy

Second Edition

March 2017 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Making sense of what a teacher observes in the classroom is vital to their development as a new teacher and a fundamental aspect of high-quality literacy teaching. By providing real-life case studies that analyse what underpins interactions between teachers and children, this book will help them understand literary learning processes and develop their own practice.
Key features of this second edition include:
  • A new chapter on teaching grammar, spelling and punctuation
  • Links to the National Curriculum in England and the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland
  • Expanded discussion on teaching phonics
  • Clear guidance on how to undertake assessment without levels.
Chapter 1: Understanding texts
Chapter 2: Talk
Chapter 3: Teaching reading
Chapter 4: Teaching writing
Chapter 5: Teaching grammar, punctuation and spelling
Chapter 6: Literacy across the curriculum
Chapter 7: Assessment and planning
Chapter 8: Teaching with story
Chapter 9: Teaching primary literacy

This new edition of a well-written and informative book will provide an excellent introduction to the teaching of English in primary settings. The inclusion of up-to date reference to material on assessment without levels and the teaching of grammar, spelling and punctuation is key. Each chapter provides examples of lessons that are inspiring and practical. In particular, the chapter on difficult aspects of grammar should give confidence to trainee and recently qualified teachers alike.

Elaine Haywood
Nottingham Trent University

Very useful for my sessions on writing on the primary BA QTS course.

Mrs Kulwinder Maude
School of Education, Kingston University
November 21, 2017

This book is an interesting read. It explores holistic views of literacy and helps practitioner's explore the notion of primary literacy in a practical way.

Mrs Claire Pescott
Early Years and Education, University of South Wales (Glamorgan)
July 28, 2017