Language Education

Progression in primary English

Progression in primary English

by Linda Saunders

 callnumbericon LB 1528 S28 2015       ED-61507

Language: English  

Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2015

Summary:     In order to have a strong understanding of primary English, teachers need to understand how children learn reading, writing and language, and how these develop throughout childhood. Covering the interconnected areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing, and aware of the new National Curriculum in England, this book gives beginning teachers clear pragmatic guidance on how to plan, deliver and assess high-quality teaching. Key features: *Recurring case studies in each chapter provide realistic examples of children's literacy development across the primary age phase *Research focus boxes explore contemporary research findings and what they mean for the classroom *Activities and classroom application sections give practical advice that can be used in teaching.

Pronunciation and phonetics a practical guide for English language teachers

Pronunciation and phonetics : a practical guide for English language teachers

by Adam Brown

 callnumbericon PE 1137 B773 2014       ED-61820

Language: English  

Publisher: New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, [2014]

Summary:     This engaging, succinct text is an introduction to both phonetics and phonology as applied to the teaching of pronunciation to English language learners. Section 1 selectively covers the main areas of phonetics and phonology, without going into any area in more depth than the average English language teacher requires or that the average English language teacher trainee can handle. Section 2 focuses on practical issues related to learners and how they learn languages, and what represents good practice in terms of classroom activities for pronunciation-including aspects such as targets, motivation and priorities. The chapters end with activities to help the reader understand concepts. Section 3 provides innovative sample activities which put into practice the theoretical points covered in the first two sections, answers to the various exercises, recommended further reading (both print and non-print), a glossary of technical phonetic terms, and a bibliography of works on pronunciation teaching. The text is accompanied by a Companion Website with audio recordings of model pronunciations and audio material relating to the activities.


Research methods in language policy and planning a practical guide

Research methods in language policy and planning : a practical guide

by Francis M. Hult; David Cassels Johnson

 callnumbericon P 40.5 L35 R43 2015       ED-61824

Language: English  

Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex [England] : Wiley-Blackwell, 2015

Summary:     This is the first volume exclusively devoted to research methods in language policy and planning (LPP). Each chapter is written by a leading language policy expert and provides a how-to guide to planning studies as well as gathering and analyzing data Covers a broad range of methods, making it easily accessible to and useful for transdisciplinary researchers working with language policy in any capacity Will serve as both a foundational methods text for graduate students and novice researchers, and a useful methodological reference for experienced LPP researchers Includes a series of guidelines for public engagement to assist scholars as they endeavor to incorporate their work into the public policy process

Teaching beginning writers

Teaching beginning writers

by David L. Coker, Jr; Kristen D. Ritchey

 callnumbericon LB 1576 C64 2015       ED-61678       ED-61980

Language: English  

Publisher: New York : The Guilford Press, [2015]

Summary:     An essential "how-to" primer, this book examines the process of learning to write and shares evidence-based instructional strategies for the primary grades. With an emphasis on explicit instruction and scaffolding students' learning, the authors explain when and how to teach handwriting, spelling, foundational skills such as sentence formation and editing, and composition in specific genres. They present clear-cut techniques for assessment, differentiation, and supporting struggling writers. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Writing are used as a framework for setting instructional goals. Reproducible assessment forms, checklists, and rubrics are provided.

Teaching English creatively

Teaching English creatively

by Teresa Cremin

 callnumbericon LB 1576 T415 2015       ED-61679

Edition: 2nd ed.

Language: English  

Publisher: London : Routledge, 2015

Summary:     What does it mean to teach English creatively to primary school children? Teaching English Creatively encourages and enables teachers to adopt a more creative approach to the teaching of English in the primary school. Fully updated to reflect the changing UK curricula, the second edition of this popular text explores research-informed practices and offers new ideas to develop imaginatively engaged readers, writers, speakers and listeners. Underpinned by theory and research, and illustrated throughout with examples of children's work, it examines the core elements of creative practice and how to explore powerful literary, non-fiction, visual and digital texts creatively. Key themes addressed include: * Developing creativity in and through talk and drama * Creatively engaging readers and writers * Teaching grammar and comprehension imaginatively and in context * Profiling meaning and purpose, autonomy, collaboration and play * Planning, reviewing and celebrating literacy learning * Ensuring the creative involvement of the teacher Inspiring and accessible, Teaching English Creatively puts contemporary and cutting-edge practice at the forefront and includes a wealth of innovative ideas to enrich English teaching. Written by an experienced author with extensive experience of initial teacher education and English teaching in the primary school, it's an invaluable resource for any teacher who wishes to embed creative approaches to teaching in their classroom.


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