Improving Literacy in the Primary School

Author: R. P. Chamberlin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134690940
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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One of the most important challenges teachers face is making sure children can read. It is an absolutely crucial skill, and current educational policy is giving it a very high priority. Based on one of the largest studies ever undertaken of what primary schools do to improve literacy, this book reports what Professor Ted Wragg and his research team found. The importance placed on literacy has never been greater. When children learn to read, they are laying the foundations for their entire educational future. Effective teachers can make a huge difference, as a poor start can hinder children throughout their schooling and beyond. By looking at what actually goes on in classrooms, this volume provides an invaluable insight into what happens to children and how their reading progresses. It shows how particular teachers manage the improvement of their pupils' reading levels, and also follows individual pupils through a school year. This is a very readbale account of a fascinating and crucial area of research that is highly topical. Every class teacher should read it.

Improving Primary Literacy

Author: Anthony Feiler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134226063
Format: PDF
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Parents can play an immensely important role in supporting their children's literacy learning at home, but how can primary teachers enlist the support of parents in helping children learn literacy? With a focus on improving children's literacy skills, this book provides practical answers to key questions that are directly relevant to all primary teachers and to many parents. It presents new ways of linking learning in home and school through a range of activities that can be used to share knowledge between children, parents and teachers. Activities include: teachers and children making videos to show parents how children learn literacy in school parents and children taking photos of the 'everyday' literacy they use outside school parents and teachers exchanging information through Home-School folders and diaries. Particular attention is given to ways of working with parents from a diverse range of family backgrounds reflecting the multi-ethnic nature of many schools today. The practical activities can easily be fitted into the day-to-day activities of busy classrooms and can provide crucial new ways of improving children's learning of literacy skills.

Improving Children s Learning

Author: Joan Dean
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134702132
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How can teachers improve what they do in the primary classroom? Which teaching methods will help you and your pupils to perform effectively? These are the questions that every teacher will be asking him or herself in today's climate of targets and tables. Much research over recent years has focused on the role of the teacher and how effective classroom practice is achieved. The book discusses many areas of topical importance including: teaching methods motivating learners and matching work to children how to structure children's learning classroom control and organisation teaching literacy teaching children with special education needs working with parents. It also looks at the increasing role of the teacher as a researcher and how colloborative practices are providing a way for teaches to appraise both their own progress and that of their colleagues. This book should be of particular interest to the classroom teacher who is looking for ways to develop his or her teaching but has limited time to explore the research. It sets out to translate the findings of research into practical terms which teachers can easily use.

Improving Literacy by Teaching Morphemes

Author: Terezinha Nunes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134176937
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With reports from several studies showing the benefits of teaching young children about morphemes, this book is essential reading for anyone concerned with helping children to read and write. By breaking words down into chunks of meaning that can be analyzed as complete units rather than as strings of individual letters, children are better able to make sense of the often contradictory spelling and reading rules of English. As a result, their enjoyment of learning about words increases, and their literacy skills improve. Written by leading researchers for trainee teachers, practising teachers and interested parents, this highly accessible and innovative book provides sound, evidence-based advice and materials that can be used to help teach children about morphemes, and highlights the beneficial effects of this approach.

Improving Literacy at KS2 and KS3

Author: Andrew Goodwyn
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412932181
Format: PDF, ePub
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`Improving Literacy at KS2 and KS3 is all about primary-secondary transfer, seen mostly through the eyes of secondary teachers, but with some interesting contributions from middle-school staff who know the territory well. This book sees the NLS's influence on primary practice as generally benign, but takes a more jaundiced view of the implications for secondary teaching, especially in its central chapter "Evidence from experienced practitioners". There are, however, many useful suggestions for reshaping and adapting parts of the strategy, including chapters on classroom literacy and everyday life and literacy and drama which consider ways of relating learning to the wider culture beyond school, including screen-based literacy. There is also a review of the language-across-the-curriculum movement and a chapter on subject literacies which has left me with an abiding admiration for geography teachers as lone voices of dissent' - Sue Palmer, TES Teacher This book will to help students and practising teachers to understand the issues surrounding literacy, the place of transition in pupils' lives, and to feel confident in handling The National Literacy Strategy. The book focuses on the crucial period when children complete primary schooling and begin in secondary schools. It examines the issue of transition from one phase to the other and specifically, the nature of literacy at this period. The authors contrast the `whole school' approach of primaries to the very subject-specific nature of secondary teaching. The authors set the NLS in perspective, reviewing earlier movements such as Language across the Curriculum and the NLS itself. They offer a critique of the strategy and outline its strengths and weaknesses. The book sets out evidence of the way schools are reacting to the NLS, and what classroom teachers and their pupils think. Its coverage is comprehensive and includes focus on primary, secondary and middle schools, the teaching of literacy and English, the role of ICT, as well as important areas such as media education, drama and modern foreign languages. This book will be useful to education students and to practicing teachers in primary and secondary schools.

The Benefit of Container Libraries to Literacy at a Primary School in the Eastern Cape

Author: Denogaran Pillay
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The study is being conducted against the background of the poor literacy levels of learners in previously disadvantaged primary schools in South Africa. The aim of this study is to investigate if the donation of container libraries by AVBOB as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility projects has an impact on the literacy of the learners. The objective of the study was to assess and evaluate the benefits of using a container library donated by AVBOB Mutual Assurance Society for improving the literacy skills amongst Grade 6 pupils enrolled at Sapphire Primary School in the Eastern Cape. The study was based on a random sample of size n=47 pupils enrolled in Grade 6 at Sapphire Primary School and pupils enrolled at three other primary schools that did not use container libraries for teaching literacy to Grade 6 pupils.

Improve your Primary School Through Drama

Author: Rachel Dickinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136610383
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Using drama right across the curriculum to improve and invigorate teaching and learning, this book provides whole school and individual class approaches underpinned by sound theory and implemented in a real primary school. Explanations and examples are given in a clear and accessible style, and links are made to The National Strategy. The book illustrates a wide range of strategies that show how drama can help with: behavior inclusion and multicultural issues improving the whole school ethos involving parents and governors. This user-friendly and comprehensive text is the perfect support tool for teachers and managers ready to improve their school regardless of whether they're approaching drama for the first time or are already passionate about it.

Improving Literacy and Numeracy in Schools Northern Ireland

Author: Great Britain. Parliament House of Commons. Committee of Public Accounts
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 0215031636
Format: PDF
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Incorporating HCP 1327-i, session 2005-06, not previously published. The Northern Ireland Audit Office report on this topic was published as HCP 953, session 2005-06 (ISBN 0102939756)