Developing Language and Literacy 3-8

Developing Language and Literacy 3-8

Author: Ann Browne

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446242131

Category: Education

Page: 322

View: 859

′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.

Recognising Early Literacy Development

Recognising Early Literacy Development

Author: Cathy Nutbrown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1853963666

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

View: 418

`This book examines the literacy development and assessment of children before the age of five years. It is highly relevant to all those professionally involved in assessment. Cathy Nutbrown explores the need for appropriate assessment practice to support teachers and illustrates the mismatch between the way teachers and researchers assess literacy. The book is worth buying for the final chapter alone, which provides an analysis of the newly developed Sheffield Early Literacy Development Profile. The actual tasks are included in the appendices. Thus, Cathy Nutbrown does not leave us frustrated. We are able to consider an ongoing assessment which is in tune with the best practice in teaching. This is a research text which b

A-Z of Childcare

A-Z of Childcare

Author: Christine Hobart

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 074873189X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 148

View: 563

This book provides a completely new approach to planning and study for all childcare courses. Written by the country's leading childcare authors, A-Z of Childcare explains the most effective methods of study, and presents outline plans to all the key curriculum areas.

Language and Literacy in the Early Years

Language and Literacy in the Early Years

Author: Marian R Whitehead

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761944702

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 753

In this new edition, the author deals with a broad range of issues in language, literacy and learning, concentrating on children aged 3-8, and on the professional interests of practitioners who work with this age-range.

Understanding and Teaching Primary English

Understanding and Teaching Primary English

Author: James Clements

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526480590

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 216

Inspiring and supporting you to become an insightful, creative and professional teacher of primary English. Teaching children English is an opportunity to give them skills that will enrich their entire lives and is a crucial part of their intellectual development. Covering all major aspects of primary English and following the foundations set in the early years, this book takes you through your teacher training and into your early career in the classroom. Each topic explores what we know from theory and the latest research, and then demonstrates how you can use this understanding in practice. Drawing on the authors’ own knowledge and experiences in the classroom, the book is full of practical advice and strategies to support your own teaching, while also helping you develop your subject knowledge. Key topics include: · Reading and writing in the early years · Curriculum design and planning · Promotive reading for pleasure and teachers as readers · Teaching writing and its role as a form of communication · Vocabulary development and word knowledge · Assessment for formative and summative purposes · Oracy and spoken language development

Encyclopedia of Primary Education

Encyclopedia of Primary Education

Author: Denis Hayes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135240547

Category: Education

Page: 486

View: 461

Unique in its field, the Encyclopedia of Primary Education brings together a wide-ranging body of information relating to current educational practice in a single indispensable volume. This book provides a series of descriptions, definitions and explanations that engage with important practical and conceptual ideas in primary education and contains over 500 entries incorporating: Curriculum subjects, themes and topics Theories, policies and educational controversies Pedagogical terms relating to teaching and learning Commentaries on current issues in primary education Influential figures in education, both past and present The impact of educational research on policy and practice Based on the author’s extensive experience in primary education, entries combine an interrogation of educational concepts with the pedagogical and practical implications for classroom practice, children’s learning and school management. This handy reference work will be invaluable to anyone currently teaching or training to teach at primary level, teaching assistants, school governors and parents. In fact it is essential reading for anyone with an interest and passion for primary education.

Early Years Non-fiction

Early Years Non-fiction

Author: Margaret Mallett

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415253373

Category: Education

Page: 214

View: 148

How do we make sure children's first introduction to the world of non-fiction is enjoyable and life enhancing? What criteria do we use to ensure a collection of quality books for pleasure? Mallett sets out to answer these questions in this book.

Unlocking Writing

Unlocking Writing

Author: Mary Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134143382

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 977

The underpinning theme of this book is how children develop as writers and how self-awareness raises achievement. It offers creative approaches to increasing pupil motivation and performance by involving, amongst other things, Drama and ICT. The contributors offer practical advice on ways to meet the needs of boys, able children, SEN pupils and those learning English as an additional language; how to plan effective lessons; how to be flexible within the framework of the NLS; and the role of assessment and how it contributes to self-understanding. Central to all classroom practitioners and students, this innovative book improves general understanding of the process related to composition and transcription and helps to raise the standards of writing in all classrooms.

Handbook of Early Literacy Research

Handbook of Early Literacy Research

Author: Susan B. Neuman

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781462503353

Category: Education

Page: 497

View: 799

The field of early literacy has seen significant recent advances in theory, research, and practice. These volumes bring together leading authorities to report on current findings, integrate insights from different disciplinary perspectives, and explore ways to provide children with the strongest possible literacy foundations in the first 6 years of life. The Handbook first addresses broad questions about the nature of emergent literacy, summarizing current knowledge on cognitive pathways, biological underpinnings, and the importance of cultural contexts. Chapters in subsequent sections examine various strands of knowledge and skills that emerge as children become literate, as well as the role played by experiences with peers and families. Particular attention is devoted to the challenges involved in making schools work for all children, including members of linguistic and ethnic minority groups and children living in poverty. Finally, approaches to instruction, assessment, and early intervention are described, and up-to-date research on their effectiveness is presented.

Teaching 3-8

Teaching 3-8

Author: Mark O'Hara

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UVA:X004439463

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 688

Providing comprehensive coverage of the issues involved in the new government chapters on 3-8 teaching, this is a textbook for initial teacher training and for newly qualified teachers.

Language and Literacy in Inquiry-Based Science Classrooms, Grades 3-8

Language and Literacy in Inquiry-Based Science Classrooms, Grades 3-8

Author: Zhihui Fang

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412988421

Category: Education

Page: 169

View: 929

This practical guide helps teachers effectively integrate reading strategy instruction, language analysis, and trade books into inquiry-based science classrooms to promote content learning. Inspired by a middle school reading-science integration project, this book explores: The science reading connection and the function of inquiry in science education The challenges associated with science reading and classroom-based strategies for learning language and science The role of literature in the science curriculum How to develop a home science reading program