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Developing Literacy in the Primary Classroom

by Gary Woolley SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
06/2014
ISBN:
9781446267295
Format:
Pbk 264 pages
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Primary literacy involves many different learning processes, which can make it challenging to teach, particularly in diverse classroom environments.

Combining an examination of theory and research with practical case studies and real examples of teaching practice, this book shows trainee and early career teachers how to engage and motivate children to develop a range of primary English skills.

Chapters incorporate broader aspects of primary teaching such as active learning, self-regulation and assessment, and activities and discussion points explore how to apply important principles to your own teaching.

Drawing from international research and aware of policy developments in different countries, the book covers key topics on primary teacher education courses, including:

•The foundations of reading, writing and oracy skills
•Planning, assessment and classroom organisation
•Using new technologies and social media as tools for learning
•Engaging with the literacy needs of diverse learners.

What is literacy in today's world?
Language learning: The foundation for literacy
Reading
Listening, speaking, viewing, and acting
Writing, designing, filming and Web 2.0 tools
Children's literature
Reading comprehension
Information texts, inquiry and ICT
Diverse learners and literacy
Planning, organisation and literacy engagement
Assessment
Home and school literacy partnerships

'Developing Literacy in the Primary Classroom is a comprehensive overview of the critical topics all teachers need to understand and apply to be effective literacy educators.  Teachers need to know and understand what literacy is, how students learn and advance in their literacy skills, and how to direct, structure, monitor and adapt their literacy instructions and practices, as required for different purposes. This book is strongly focussed on developing teachers’ pedagogical knowledge across the different elements of literacy and across the changing demands of students’ literacy enhancement across the school years.'

Dr Gary Woolley is senior lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia.