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Becoming a Teacher of Reading



© 2015 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Learning to read is one of the most important life skills teachers can help a child develop. Teaching reading is a vital part of a career in the classroom and engaging with the range of different learning styles children have is a real challenge.  Trainee teachers need to learn how to  address this variety of learning needs, and also meet the wider demands of the curriculum.  

Margaret Perkins helps students meet these challenges to become a confident, reflective teacher of reading by providing:

* An in-depth explanation of phonics teaching alongside other teaching approaches, empowering trainees to choose the right approach for each individual child

*Key research findings so students can apply the latest thinking to their teaching practice

*School-based activities and independent learning tasks to help apply theory to practice, and develop teaching skills through self-reflection

*Classroom scenarios of teacher-child interactions that demonstrate how children learn and respond to different teaching strategies.

 
Knowing about the reading process
 
Being a reader
 
What do we read?
 
How do children develop as readers?
 
Providing a reading environment
 
Teaching systematic synthetic phonics: subject knowledge and progression
 
Teaching decoding: the pedagogy of phonics
 
Teaching comprehension
 
Teaching strategies for reading lessons
 
Knowing and recording children’s development as readers
 
Supporting individuals
 
Becoming an outstanding teacher of reading

This book provides clear guidance and information on the process of reading. The author balances academic pedagogy with practical advice to ensure that the students receive a sound understanding of what teachers can do and how children learn.

Anne Bradley
School of Education & Professional Dev, University of St Mark & St John
September 12, 2016

Reading skills are an essential component for the development of literacy and currently one of the areas which is being given a lot of attention in Wales. This book is a good general read on how to teach reading.

Mrs Nesta Wynne Elliott
School of Education, Bangor University
August 9, 2016

Reading skills are an essential component for the development of literacy and currently one of the areas which is being given a lot of attention in Wales. This book is a good general read on how to teach reading.

Mrs Nesta Wynne Elliott
School of Education, Bangor University
August 9, 2016

This is an excellent book for all teachers of reading with an excellent overview of various theories and practice of reading. It puts the teaching of phonics firmly in perspective!

Ms Madeleine Matthews
Faculty of Education, Winchester University
May 17, 2016

a good text however not sufficient new information to support wider use.

Mrs Sandra Dawn Swinhoe
Education , Newcastle College
March 2, 2016

Outlines basics regarding the teaching of reading i.e. reading as a process. Discusses and exemplifies ways of encouraging readers for the future and the reflective activities are useful for independent self-study (for trainees) but can be used to promote discussion within lectures.

Mrs Nesta Wynne Elliott
School of Education, Bangor University
December 9, 2015

Good overview of the territory of teaching reading and up to date. Good to see phonics placed in the perspective of wider reading strategies that children need to possess in order to become true readers.

Michele Otway
Sch of Education & Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia
September 5, 2015

This is an easily accessible and comprehensive text which will assist both undergraduates and postgraduates to arrive at an initial understanding of what is involved in becoming a teacher of reading.

Mrs Eleanor Jane Power
Primary Education, Nottingham Trent University
June 1, 2015

This book is an excellent resource linking theory to practice in teaching children how to read. The chapters on phonics and decoding would be particularly useful for our students working in reception classes as they provide not only explanations but also lots of ideas and reflective activities to apply in the classroom. The text is accessible, yet offering a challenge in making the reader think about their own practice and understanding of how to teach reading. I also really linked the links to professional organisations which encourage reading and dissemination of relevant information. This part of the book is a rich resource on its own.

Dr Dimitrina Kaneva
Health and Community Studies, University of Bolton
May 20, 2015

Some useful content for any teacher of reading and functional skills English.

Miss Antoinette Unsworth
teaching and learning, Michaeljohn Training
May 14, 2015

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