Recommended by “Dear Abby”, The New York Times and The Washington Post, for three decades, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Now this new edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook imparts the benefits, rewards, and importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies—and the reasoning behind them—for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.
This is essential reading for all students on primary initial teacher education courses including university-based (PGCE, Bed, BA with QTS), and schools-based (School Direct, SCITT) routes into teaching.
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There are also updated free resources supporting and extending chapters, including activities, case studies, further reading and useful web links.
Hilary Cooper is Professor Emeritus of History and Pedagogy at the University of Cumbria.
Responding to the new curriculum, particularly ‘Working Scientifically’, this edition now includes:
New sections on whole-school assessment, mentoring, transitions and a topics-based approach.
Reference to the ‘big ideas’ of biology, chemistry and physics with chapters clearly related to this new subject structure.
Updated tables of progression in each topic area and reference to cross-curricular contexts.
New self-assessment questions for teachers, the option for higher-level thinking and further reading.
An updated chapter on subject leadership with an increasing emphasis on monitoring progress.
Bringing together research undertaken from a range of activities in the field, this book forms a comprehensive and clear guide, outlining the subject knowledge that a teacher needs, the curriculum requirements and the best ways to go about teaching. A practical guide ideal for students, trainees, mentors and other practising teachers, the book provides information on appropriate science topics for Key Stage 1 and 2.
Coverage includes:View from practice boxes in every chapter exploring real-life examples of intelligent and engaging teaching in schools Thinking points and reflective questions challenging you to engage critically with what you have read and apply it to your own teaching Links to further reading connecting you to specialised literature on every chapter topic Clear discussion of education policy differences across the UK.
Mike Carroll is the PGDE (Primary and Secondary) Programme Leader and Director of the MEd Professional Learning and Enquiry programme in the School of Education, University of Glasgow. Margaret McCulloch is a University Teacher within the School of Education, University of Glasgow.
Flexible, effective and creative primary school teachers require subject knowledge, an understanding of their pupils and how they learn, a range of strategies for managing behaviour and organising environments for learning, and the ability to respond to dynamic classroom situations.
The fourth edition of this bestselling textbook has been fully updated with the latest research and initiatives in the field, as well as the most recent changes to the National Curriculum across the UK. Twenty four new authors have contributed, sharing their expertise and experience as practitioners. Ten brand new units have been included on:
Becoming a professional in the current context
Building inclusive communities of engaged learners
Understanding schools’ aims and enacting your own
Teaching for social justice
Grammar and punctuation
Mastery in mathematics
The value of outdoor learning
Primary education in a digital age
A selection of extra tasks have been woven throughout, with an emphasis on innovative, reflective practice, and new ‘vivid examples’ bring each chapter’s argument to life in a classroom context. In addition, each chapter contains M-level tasks and further reading to assist with research assignments, and differences in the National Curriculum and policy in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are highlighted.
Providing a comprehensive but accessible introduction to teaching and learning in the primary school, covering everything a trainee needs to know in order to gain QTS, this accessible and engaging textbook is essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers.
This textbook is supported by a free companion website with additional resources for instructors and students (www.routledge.com/cw/Cremin) and an accompanying series of books on Teaching Creatively across the curriculum.
Elizabeth George Speare won the 1959 Newbery Medal for this portrayal of a heroine whom readers will admire for her unwavering sense of truth as well as her infinite capacity to love.