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'This book is comprehensive, up-to-date, critical and authoritative. It is also, above all, well written. It will undoubtedly become standard reading for the next generation of teachers in training and practising teachers will also learn a great deal from dipping into its contents.' - David Wray, Professor of Literacy Education, University of WarwickAre you looking for one book that covers every aspect of the teaching of English at primary level?This fully updated third edition of Teaching English, Language and Literacy is an essential introduction for anyone learning to teach English at primary school level. Designed to help inform the practice of students on initial teacher training courses, but also of great use to those teachers wanting to keep pace with the latest developments in their specialist subject, this book covers the theory and practice of teaching English, language and literacy, and is rooted in research evidence and multidisciplinary theory.Built on an explicit theoretical framework, each chapter has a specific glossary to explain terms and gives suggestions for further reading. The widely published and experienced author team include advice on:developing reading, including advice on choosing texts, and the role of phonicsimproving writing skillsgrammar and punctuationplanning and assessingspeaking and listening lessonsworking effectively with pupils who are multilingualunderstanding historical developments in the subjectthe latest thinking in educational policy and practicethe use of multimediamaintaining good home-school linksgender and the teaching of English language and literacyAll these chapters include clear examples of practice, coverage of key issues, analysis of research, and reflections on national policy to encourage the best possible response to the demands of the National Curriculum.