Beyond Early Reading

David Waugh (Editor), Sally Neaum (Editor)

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This is an essential text for primary trainees and teachers. While the focus in early reading is on systematic synthetic phonics, it is important to see the bigger picture and understand that teaching reading is a continuum that involves more much than the mechanics of reading. The book focuses on a range of issues to develop children who can read into children who do read, including extending reading with proficient readers, engaging disengaged readers, sustaining interest in reading in the transition from primary to secondary, and the importance of oracy in reading. Additionally, there is an exploration of the wider context of reading including international perspectives, new literacies and the importance of reading to personal development. Case studies and activities demonstrate practical applications with clear links to the underpinning theory, while critical reflections challenge the reader and encourage deeper thought about the chapter content. Table of Contents Introduction 1. Proficient readers - what next? 2. What can we learn from research? 3. Beyond books - new literacies etc 4. Developing vocabulary 5. Engaging disengaged and struggling readers 6. Reading with children who have autism spectrum disorder 7. Learning to comprehend: beyond comprehension/being a reader 8. Oracy / oral development and reading: Making up lost ground 9. Premier League reading 10. Lessons from Hogwarts 11. Beyond KS2 - transitions, preparation for KS3, reading at secondary school
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherCritical Publishing
Number of pages160
ISBN (Print)9781909330412
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2013


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