Literacy and Education

Policy, Practice and Public Opinion

Author: Uta Papen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317423054

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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Literacy is a perennial ‘hot topic’ in Britain and other English-speaking countries. Concerns about falling standards and a ‘literacy crisis’ are frequently raised. In response, governments initiate new policies and teaching guidelines. This book addresses the current policies, practices and media debates in England, the US, Scotland and Australia. Literacy and Education examines: How literacy is taught to children in primary schools; The place of phonics in current policies and the arguments made for and against it; How teachers deliver phonics lessons and how children engage with the method; The range of literacy practices children engage with throughout the school day and how they contribute to literacy learning; The contributions a social and critical perspective on literacy can make to current debates regarding teaching strategies; A wide range of research conducted in the UK, North America, Australia and other countries. Bringing together policy, practice and public debate and drawing on the author’s extensive research in a primary school, this essential new textbook provides questions and tasks for readers to engage with. Literacy and Education is ideal for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of literacy and education and students on PGCE courses. It will also be of interest to researchers and teachers.


Author: Ruth Miskin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198428848


Page: 12

View: 2851


This pack contains ten copies of each Read Write Inc. Phonics Red Ditty Book, core Storybook and additional Storybook for Green, Purple and Pink.The Red Ditty Books offer children practice in reading short decodable passages that form an important bridge between reading single words and whole sentences. They reinforce the Read Write Inc. Phonics Set 1 sounds. Each book contains three fun passages with linked reading activities. They alsoprepare children for reading the Storybooks.The Storybooks (Green to Grey Levels) are carefully matched to childrens growing phonic knowledge so children can read them with accuracy, fluency and comprehension. They include a range of engaging stories such as fairy tales, myths and legends, rhyming stories and familiar settings. Activities atthe start of the books help children to practise the sounds and words they will encounter in the story. Questions to talk about at the end of the story provide an extra opportunity for developing childrens comprehension.This pack is part of the wider Read Write Inc. Phonics programme, developed by Ruth Miskin. The programme is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. It includes Handbooks, Sounds Cards, Word Cards, Storybooks, Non-fiction, Writing books and an Online resource. ReadWrite Inc. is fully supported by comprehensive professional development from Ruth Miskin Training.