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Primary English: Knowledge and Understanding
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Primary English: Knowledge and Understanding

Ninth Edition
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March 2021 | 376 pages | Learning Matters


All the subject knowledge students need to teach primary English.

Secure subject knowledge and understanding is the foundation of confident, creative and effective teaching. To help your students master this, this comprehensive text includes subject knowledge from each part of the primary English curriculum and comes with a wide range of resources so students can test their growing knowledge as they progress through the course. 

  • an online English subject knowledge audit with the ability to share results
  • end of chapter self-assessment questions 
  • Interactive tasks
  • an English subject knowledge checklist
  • useful weblinks for primary English teaching
  • Recommended further reading
This new edition has been updated and includes a new chapter on children's common misconceptions in English.
 
Introduction
 
Spoken English and Standard English
 
The nature of learning
 
The acquisition of language
 
Representing sound in writing
 
Words, vocabulary and morphology
 
The grammar of the sentence in Standard English
 
The components of sentences
 
Handwriting
 
Punctuation
 
Cohesion: grammar at the level of the text
 
The qualities of stories
 
The qualities of poetry
 
The qualities of drama
 
Looking at information books
 
Electronic texts
 
Looking more closely at children’s errors

This and the partner book are great for providing a clear and thorough overview of the English primary curriculum

Mrs Katherine Pechey
School of Law & Social Sciences, London South Bank University
July 5, 2021