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Planning Primary English

Planning Primary English
How to Design and Teach Brilliant Lessons

May 2024 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Effective lesson planning is a crucial skill for all primary school teachers and is key to fostering engaging and focused learning.

So how can new teachers ensure that their plans are motivating and impactful so that their students can make good progress? 

This book serves as a comprehensive roadmap for planning dynamic and effective English lessons and clearly explains key principles and concepts that underpin effective teaching in all aspects of the primary English curriculum. Covering a wide range of topics, this book discusses how to plan compelling lessons on teaching phonics, comprehension, grammar, spoken language and more, as well as adaptive teaching for an inclusive classroom.  It identifies the key decisions new teachers, who are planning their own lessons for the first time, must consider to execute well-structured lessons and suggests how these can be tailored to meet the needs of all learners. 

Whether you're on a university-based path (PGCE, BEd, BA with QTS) or exploring school-based routes (School Direct, SCITT, Teach First), or an Early Career Teacher, this book is essential reading to transforming lesson planning from a challenge into a creative and effective teaching tool.

Kirstie Hewett is a senior lecturer in primary English at the University of Chichester.
Chapter 1: An introduction to lesson planning
Chapter 2: Planning for effective learning in the primary English classroom
Chapter 3: Planning for diverse inclusive and adaptive teaching
Chapter 4: Planning lessons that develop children’s spoken language skills
Chapter 5: Planning to teach spoken language
Chapter 6: Planning lessons that develop children as readers
Chapter 7: Planning to teach phonics
Chapter 8: Planning to teach reading comprehension
Chapter 9: Planning to teach reading for pleasure
Chapter 10: Planning lessons that develop children as writers
Chapter 11: Planning to teach grammar
Chapter 12: Planning to teach narrative fiction writing
Chapter 13: Planning to teach non-narrative writing
Chapter 14: Planning to teach poetry
Chapter 15: Planning to teach spelling
Chapter 16: Planning to teach handwriting

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