Eric Hart is the props master at Triad Stage and a member of the Society of Properties Artisan Managers (S*P*A*M). He has built props for numerous theatres on and off Broadway and throughout the United States. He has worked with some of America's top actors, directors and designers at the Santa Fe Opera, the Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Public Theater. Eric has also constructed props for display and exhibition including the holiday window displays at several major New York City retail stores. His photography and articles about props have been published in Stage Directions Magazine, Scrollsaw Magazine, Theatre Design and Technology, and on his popular blog, Prop Agenda.
The encyclopedia includes:
over 600 entries , many expanded and entirely new for this edition, including entries on apps, blogging and computing;
short definitions of key concepts; input on the initial teaching of reading including the teaching of phonics and the other cue-systems;
extended entries on major topics such as speaking and listening, reading, writing, drama, poetry, non-fiction, bilingualism and children’s literature;
information on new literacies and new kinds of texts for children;
discussion of current issues and input on the history of English teaching in the primary years;
extended entries on gender and literacy;
important references for each topic, advice on further reading and accounts of recent research findings; and
a Who’s Who of Primary English and lists of essential texts, updated for this new edition.
This encyclopedia will be ideal for student teachers on BA and PGCE courses preparing for work in primary schools and primary school teachers. Anyone concerned with bringing about the informed and imaginative teaching of primary school English will find this book helpful and interesting.