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Language knowledge for primary teachers. 4th edition

Wilson, Angela and Scanlon, Julie (2010) Language knowledge for primary teachers. 4th edition. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-56480-9

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Teaching children to develop as language users is one of the most important tasks of a primary teacher, yet the evidence suggests that many primary teachers still begin their careers with a low knowledge base. Fully revised in line with the new primary curriculum, this book offers language knowledge in a reader-friendly and accessible way. It shows teachers how a more explicit knowledge of language can enrich their own and their children’s spoken English and their reading and writing of a range of texts. It will give teachers confidence as they approach the task of developing children’s enjoyment of, and power to use, language of all kinds. This book clearly explores: The importance of subject knowledge for supporting children in language and literacy Language knowledge within the context of authentic and meaningful texts The links between subject knowledge and real teaching situations This book will appeal to all trainee and newly qualified primary teachers needing to achieve both the demands of a subject knowledge for QTS and a firm understanding of the National Literacy Strategy and new primary curriculum. New to this edition New chapter exploring the characteristics of talk and dialogic learning Increased emphasis on ICT and extended coverage of multimedia Extended section on phonics Increased ‘cross-curricular studies’ emphasis

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