Developing Language and Literacy 3-8
- Ann Browne - University of East Anglia, UK
Early Childhood Language & Literacy | English | Teaching in Primary Schools
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
- Resources for Language and Literacy
- Spelling, Handwriting and Punctuation
- Bilingual Learners
- Language, Literacy and Gender
- Children with Difficulties
- Involving Parents and Carers
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- www.sagepub.co.uk/Browne.
This book will be an essential guide for early years and primary trainee teachers.
This book is a useful resource for student teachers as it has quite a good layout in terms of topics covered. Also available are additional resources for the chapters on the SAGE website. Have found examples and case studies quite useful.
This book has been extremely beneficial in helping to develop communication modules on the Early Years degree. It is set out well and easy to read, I will definitely be recommending it to my students to read in order to support them with their work and helping them to develop their knowledge further.
A very useful text for students which introduces them to the development of language and literacy in the early years and Key Stage 1. I am sure that the students will particularly find the sections on planning and resources very useful.
A comprehensive account of developing language and litearcy which can inform practice and aid research into this area. A useful addition to the English reading list for undergraduates in initial teacher education.
Ann Browne's 3rd edition is a comprehensive guide to language and literacy in a primary classroom. She has included everything to do with literacy from organising a Book Week to gifted and talented support. This is a great almanac for classroom teachers.
A highly recommneded text for students who will specialise in Foundation Stage which presents pedegogical concepts clearly alongside practical examples.
The book is important issue of classic texts on the language acquisition, espesially teaching and learning English in the early years. The new edition is suitable for my students, because of new curriculum guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the new Primary Framework in England as well.
On my point of view the design \ outline\ of the chapters is exellent with little plan at the begining and summary, reflective activities and suggestions for further reading at the end, examples of good practice.
My suggestion: to outline and analize the connection between language acquisition and literary ( literature for children) texts reception.
good background reading for all teachers especially for those involved in the early years where they are teaching chidren to read
Very useful supplementary text for our literacy input on Masters' courses.
Grounded in practical examples from classroom practice, an excellent guide to teaching literacy.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - Speaking and Listening
Chapter 3 - Resources and Activities for Reading
Chapter 5 - Spelling, Handwriting and Puntuation
Chapter 6 - Bilingual learners
Chapter 7 - Gender, Language and Literacy
Chapter 8 - Special Educational Needs
Chapter 9 - Working with Parents