Category Archives: Books For Teachers

Teaching Early Reading and Phonics: Creative Approaches to Early Literacy – Kathy Goouch and Andrew Lambirth

This book is not for the faint-hearted.  It is not a manual.  It will not tell you how to teach phonics.  Firmly rooted in socio-constructivist beliefs and values, it argues passionately for a ‘whole language – whole child’ approach to … Continue reading

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Talking Beyond the Page ed. Janet Evans

Written in three accessible sections, this book is a series of chapters examining multimodal texts and their place in contemporary primary education. The chapters, which reflect the specialisms of some of the world’s leading researchers, combine to present a powerful, … Continue reading

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Teaching Media in Primary Schools – ed. Cary Bazalgette

All Primary teachers, English managers, advisors and consultants should read this book.  Written in short, accessible chapters, it presents clearly the vital role of media studies in 21st century education.  Rooted in best practice, a range of practitioner researchers, advisors … Continue reading

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Using Talk to Support Writing – by Ros Fisher, Debra Myhill, Susan Jones and Shirley Larkin

This book represents a new departure in education literature by its demonstration of a powerful partnership between theory and practice in early writing. It is an outcome of the ‘Talk to Text’ action research project centred on the University of … Continue reading

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Language and Literacy in the Early Years – by Marian Whitehead

This fourth edition of Whitehead’s book updates both research on early language development and best practice in Early Years settings.  Regular summary boxes encourage reflection and simplify the location of strategic points, whilst key arguments are amply supported with examples … Continue reading

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