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Developing Language and Literacy 3-8

Third Edition


January 2009 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'I would thoroughly recommend this as a book which enables and empowers at many levels of experience. Every staff room should have a copy' - English Four to Eleven

The Third Edition of Developing Language and Literacy 3 - 8 is an insightful introduction to teaching and learning English in the early years. The new edition has been fully updated to reflect requirements for teaching English in the early years, including the new curriculum guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the new Primary Framework. It covers all aspects of language and literacy and draws on contemporary ideas, research and classroom expertise to guide practice.

The book includes chapters on:

- Speaking and Listening

- Reading

- Resources for Language and Literacy

- Writing

- Spelling, Handwriting and Punctuation

- Bilingual Learners

- Language, Literacy and Gender

- Children with Difficulties

- Involving Parents and Carers

- Assessment

- Planning

Along with activities to promote reflective practice, the author provides suggestions for further reading, and useful websites. Further resource material for each chapter accompanies the book on the SAGE website- www.sagepub.co.uk/Browne.

This book will be an essential guide for early years and primary trainee teachers.

 
Speaking and Listening
 
Reading
 
Resources and Activities for Reading
 
Writing
 
Spelling, Handwriting and Punctuation
 
Bilingual Learners
 
Language, Literacy and Gender
 
Special Educational Needs
 
Working with Parents
 
Assessment
 
Planning for Language and Literacy

Grounded in practical examples from classroom practice, an excellent guide to teaching literacy.

Dr Alastair Daniel
School of Education, London Metropolitan University
April 15, 2011

This continues to be one of core texts for Primary and Early Years PGCE English. It draws on research with useful reflective activities for students to consider.

Mrs Carrie Ansell
School of Education, Bath Spa University
January 26, 2011

My colleague Jenny MOsley co-teaches on this module. I was sent two copies so gave one to her. During 2009-10 we have found the Browne to be a useful complement to our Y1 CLL and English key text (Bradford, H. (2009) Communication, Language and Literacy in the Early Years Foundation Stage. London: Routledge) and our Y3 CLL and English key text (Riley, J. (2006) Language and Literacy 3-7. London: Sage.

Ms Jane Murray
School of Education, Northampton University
July 27, 2010

A useful complement to our Y1 CLL and English key text (Bradford, H. (2009) Communication, Language and Literacy in the Early Years Foundation Stage. London: Routledge) and our Y3 CLL and English key text (Riley, J. (2006) Language and Literacy 3-7. London: Sage.

Ms Jane Murray
School of Education, Northampton University
July 27, 2010

Some nice material in this, and I will order library copies and add to supplemental reading list. Particularly good to have two chapters on writing. However, not a replacement for essential reading - another Sage book (Whitehead)

Patricia Lucas
School for Policy Studies, Bristol University
October 1, 2009
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