The changing landscape of primary teaching requires trainees to consider learning and teaching in new ways. This book supports trainee teachers working towards primary QTS in teaching primary English across all areas of the curriculum. It takes a truly cross-curricular approach, highlighting meaningful links across the curriculum, and embraces the latest thinking and current good practice. It begins by examining English within the curriculum covering EAL, thinking skills and non-fiction text as well as language and literature. It goes on to look at teachers' effective use of English and their role in promoting English and considers other global perspectives.
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About the Author
Karen Tulloch has taught in several schools in London and has also worked as a SENCO. She has also worked for two years in Ethiopia, moderating and managing a nationwide training programme for teacher educators. During her time there, she also worked with various NGOs and local groups teaching and supporting disadvantaged children and young people. Karen now works as a senior lecturer at St Mary’s University on the BA QTS primary programme. Her research has focused on educational psychology.
Judith has taught in both Inner and Outer London primary schools and spent eight years as a school’s Literacy Coordinator with responsibility for developing the school library. She now teaches as a lecturer on the PGCE Primary English course, contributes to undergraduate and on-line Masters modules at St Mary’s University College and oversees PGCE Primary admissions. She has a particular interest in researching language and literacy in a wider social context.
Enid has taught in a number of primary schools and also worked as an English advisory teacher for a large LEA. In her advisory role Enid was responsible for the development of English provision in the authority’s schools and led working groups and classroom based research on children’s literature, reading writing and language exploration. She has many years experience in teacher education lecturing in English and is now leading a large undergraduate teacher education programme. She has coordinated English projects with teachers in partnerships schools including primary school library provision and shared writing and has worked as an external examiner for primary English at other universities. Her research has focused on teacher education in the teaching of reading.
Linda Saunders is a senior lecturer in primary English at St Mary’s University Strawberry Hill, Twickenham. Here, she works on the primary PGCE and MA programmes. Prior to university work, Linda taught extensively in English primary and special schools as a class teacher, English and a special educational needs coordinator and an advisory teacher for special educational needs. Following on from her doctoral thesis examining reading aliteracy she has continued to research reading motivation.
Gillian has taught in a number of schools in London. She has been a leading literacy teacher and organised a range of in service workshops on poetry, storytelling and book making. Gillian has also been a deputy head teacher in a large multi-cultural school and has been involved in the development and mentoring for the SCITT programme in Wandsworth. She has also worked with schools to develop a whole school initiative to improve writing. Gillian is now working as a senior lecturer at St. Mary’s University on the PGCE M Level programme. She has written and had published a book on Shared Texts and is now writing a fiction book for children. Her research has focused on reluctant readers and improving boys’ writing.
Table of Contents
PART 1 : INTRODUTIONEnglish as a Core SkillLanguageLiterature Across the CurriculumNon-fiction Text TypesEnglish as an Additional LanguageThinking SkillsPART 2: INTRODUCTIONTeachers' Wider Roles: Communication and AssessmentThe Role of Primary English in Researching Teaching and LearningGlobal PerspectivesBeyond Your Initial Training: Celebrating And Promoting EnglishAppendix 1: Model Answers to the Self-assessment QuestionsAppendix 2: Language BooksAppendix 3: Children's Literature BooksIndex