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Children's Literature in Primary Schools

Second Edition

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English | Literacy | Primary English

August 2016 | 256 pages | Learning Matters

How can you help children to develop a love of reading and books? Which books are the best ones to use in primary teaching? How do you make the most of children's literature in teaching across the curriculum?

Trainee and experienced primary school teachers need an advanced knowledge of children's literature. This is your guide to the range of and scope of children's literature for the primary classroom. Through the exploration of different genres it covers a wide range of literature and helps you to consider what we mean by literature. Case studies that model good practice are included with suggestions for practical activities using literature to enhance teaching across the curriculum. Throughout, book recommendations show how specific texts can be used for teaching in exciting and innovative ways.

What's new to this edition?
- updated in line with the new Primary National Curriculum
- includes new content on supporting children for whom English is an Additional Language
- an extensive list of book recommendations for primary teaching
- how to get more out of classic texts
- introduces new texts and new children's authors

 
INTRODUCTION
 
CHAPTER ONE: DEVELOPING A LOVE OF READING
 
CHAPTER TWO: SHARING LITERATURE WITH CHILDREN
 
CHAPTER THREE: LITERATURE ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
 
CHAPTER FOUR: BOOKS FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN
 
CHAPTER FIVE: PICTURE BOOKS
 
CHAPTER SIX: STORIES AND POEMS FROM AND ABOUT DIFFERENT CULTURES
 
CHAPTER SEVEN: TRADITIONAL STORIES AND FAIRY TALES
 
CHAPTER EIGHT: FICTION WHICH ADDRESSES ISSUES
 
CHAPTER NINE: FANTASY AND MAGIC
 
CHAPTER TEN: CLASSIC FICTION
 
CHAPTER ELEVEN: EVERYDAY FICTION
 
CHAPTER TWELVE: POETRY

I have found this text particularly helpful in signposting students about the links that they can make between selecting quality children's literature and teaching writing and reading in the classroom.

Mrs Kulwinder Maude
Education , Kingston University
September 30, 2016

Waugh, Neaum and Waugh have produced something that all teachers who want to encourage pupils to engage with reading should have.

Mrs Branwen Bingle
Primary, University of Worcester
September 13, 2016

an extremely useful book which provides students with details on picture codes.

Miss Katie ann Lee
Early Years Department, Solihull College
September 12, 2016

This is a very comprehensive examination of current children's literature. It offers advice and recommendations for the reader and will be very useful for enabling students to develop their knowledge and love of children's literature. We are currently planning an MA in Children's literature and if that passes validation this text will become a core text on the course.

Anne Bradley
Faculty of Education, University of Saint Mark and Saint John
September 12, 2016

Outside my role in St George's medical school, this book is perfect for international teachers of English at primary level to encourage teachers to facilitate a wide range of reading from traditional to electronic sources and captivate the attention of different learners both culturally and in terms of learning styles. Chapter on traditional stories and fairy tales is outstanding as this is increasingly being overlooked in modern children's literature

Miss Claire louise emery
FHSC, Kingston University
August 31, 2016

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CHAPTER ONE: DEVELOPING A LOVE OF READING


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