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Developing Language and Literacy 3-8


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‘I would thoroughly recommend this as a book which enables and empowers at many levels of experience. Every staff room should have a copy’ – English Four to Eleven


The third edition of Developing Language and Literacy 3 – 8 is an insightful introduction to teaching and learning English in the early years. The new edition has been fully updated to reflect requirements for teaching English in the early years, including the new curriculum guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the new Primary Framework. It covers all aspects of language and literacy and draws on contemporary ideas, research and classroom expertise to guide practice.


The book includes chapters on:


– Speaking and Listening

– Reading

– Resources for Language and Literacy

– Writing

– Spelling, Handwriting and Punctuation

– Bilingual Learners

– Language, Literacy and Gender

– Children with Difficulties

– Involving Parents and Carers


– Planning


Along with activities to promote reflective practice, the author provides suggestions for further reading, and useful websites. Further resource material for each chapter accompanies the book on the SAGE website;


This book will be an essential guide for early years and primary trainee teachers.


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