This title incorporates both a phonics and context-based approach to literacy to ensure that you can hit literacy targets, whilst ensuring children are engaged and become life-long readers. It is a comprehensive and practical guide on how to teach children aged 0-7 to read and write. Each practical suggestion is supported by cutting-edge research by Dominic Wyse, a leading expert in primary literacy.
Split into clear, easy-to-understand sections by age, this title covers how to:
- Build on what children know; assess children’s needs
- Work with parents
- Interact with children
- Motivate for reading and writing
- Organise the classroom for reading and writing
- Teach phonics and units in context
- Teach handwriting, spelling, and punctuation
- Assess reading and writing.
This must-have guide explains the theory behind best practice, followed by a practical example that can be considered in the context of your setting, Full colour photographs, case studies and action points are used throughout.
About the authors
Dominic Wyse is a professor at The Institute of Education. He was a senior lecturer in Primary and Early Years Education and a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge. A major strand of Dominic’s research work is on the teaching of English, language and literacy. Dominic was consulted for the government review of the National Curriculum in 2011, and is a prolific author.
Christine Parker holds an MA in Early Childhood Education and has contributed to numerous educational studies. She is currently working as a Headteacher in Peterborough.
"I recommend this book to every teacher with responsibility for starting children as successful literacy learners. Its mix of common sense, erudition and human warmth together with a generous sprinkling of practical teaching tips will inspire teachers and children alike. I for one can't wait to read right through the excellent bibliography, or to urge colleagues working with both successful and struggling young readers to make full use of this handbook." Penny Tyack, in Education Today Vol 62 No 4.