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Children's Literature in Primary Schools

By David Waugh, Sally Neaum, Rosemary Waugh

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Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 September 2016
How can you help children to develop a love of reading and books? Which books are the best ones to use in primary teaching? How do you make the most of children's literature in teaching across the curriculum? Trainee and experienced primary school teachers need an advanced knowledge of children's literature. If you are training to be a teacher, this is your guide to the range of and scope of children's literature for the primary classroom. Through the exploration of different genres it covers a wide range of literature and helps you to consider what we mean by literature. Case studies that model good practice are included with suggestions for practical activities using literature to enhance teaching across the curriculum. Throughout, book recommendations show how specific texts can be used for teaching in exciting and innovative ways. This second edition has been updated in line with the new Primary National Curriculum and includes new content on supporting children for whom English is an Additional Language. Also added to this edition is an extensive list of book recommendations for primary teaching. This includes advice on how to get more out of classic texts and introduces new texts and new children's authors.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTIONCHAPTER ONE: DEVELOPING A LOVE OF READINGCHAPTER TWO: SHARING LITERATURE WITH CHILDRENCHAPTER THREE: LITERATURE ACROSS THE CURRICULUMCHAPTER FOUR: BOOKS FOR YOUNGER CHILDRENCHAPTER FIVE: PICTURE BOOKSCHAPTER SIX: STORIES AND POEMS FROM AND ABOUT DIFFERENT CULTURESCHAPTER SEVEN: TRADITIONAL STORIES AND FAIRY TALESCHAPTER EIGHT: FICTION WHICH ADDRESSES ISSUESCHAPTER NINE: FANTASY AND MAGICCHAPTER TEN: CLASSIC FICTIONCHAPTER ELEVEN: EVERYDAY FICTIONCHAPTER TWELVE: POETRY

About the Author

David Waugh is subject leader for Primary English at Durham University. A former deputy headteacher, David worked in ITT from 1990 at the University of Hull, where he led the PGCE course and became Head of Department. In 2008 he was appointed as National Strategies Regional Adviser for ITT. As well as his educational writing, David also writes children's stories, including Lottie's Run published in 2015. Sally Neaum is a lecturer in Early Childhood, and teaches Primary English in initial teacher training. She has worked as a nursery and primary school teacher, as an advisor in early years and inclusion. She has an M.Ed in Educational Psychology and Special Educational Needs and her doctoral research was in the pedagogy of early literacy. Rosemary Waugh is a linguist and classics teacher at Queen Margaret's School, York. She collects children's literature and has lectured on the subject for the University of Hull, and contributes to conferences and publications on children's literature.

EAN: 9781473969001
ISBN: 147396900X
Publisher: Learning Matters
Dimensions: 24.38 x 17.02 x 1.52 centimetres (0.61 kg)
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