A Story to Tell

  • George Murphy
  • Maggie Power
Shows how narrative and particularly oral storytelling can be used to bring literacy to life for primary school children. This title relates how teachers develop their own storytelling skills and the abilities of children to share and retell personal and traditional tales.
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  • George Murphy
  • Maggie Power
Shows how narrative and particularly oral storytelling can be used to bring literacy to life for primary school children. This title relates how teachers develop their own storytelling skills and the abilities of children to share and retell personal and traditional tales.

Price: £16.99

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Reading the World

What young children learn from literature

  • Sandra Smidt
By making and sharing stories, we come to understand our world and everything in it. Our lives are enhanced by the narratives we encounter, make and share – yet the time schools and preschools devote to reading and telling stories ever diminishes and now focuses primarily on literacy, not literature. This book is about stories and young children. The first part sets the theoretical framework: semiotics, narrative, culture, cultural tools. The second section looks at the oral tradition, wordless picture books, picture books with words, chapter books, popular culture and translation. The final section considers issues around controversy in literature, children as narrators, and what children do to adopt and subvert the world through their role play – their own acted out narratives. Reading the World is invaluable for early years teachers, nursery nurses, teaching assistants and other practitioners, but will appeal also to parents and carers, those who teach children at Key stages 1 and 2 and to students on initial teacher training courses. It will be of interest to the growing body of students following programmes on children’s literature and book making.
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What young children learn from literature

  • Sandra Smidt
By making and sharing stories, we come to understand our world and everything in it. Our lives are enhanced by the narratives we encounter, make and share – yet the time schools and preschools devote to reading and telling stories ever diminishes and now focuses primarily on literacy, not literature. This book is about stories and young children. The first part sets the theoretical framework: semiotics, narrative, culture, cultural tools. The second section looks at the oral tradition, wordless picture books, picture books with words, chapter books, popular culture and translation. The final section considers issues around controversy in literature, children as narrators, and what children do to adopt and subvert the world through their role play – their own acted out narratives. Reading the World is invaluable for early years teachers, nursery nurses, teaching assistants and other practitioners, but will appeal also to parents and carers, those who teach children at Key stages 1 and 2 and to students on initial teacher training courses. It will be of interest to the growing body of students following programmes on children’s literature and book making.

Price: £20.99

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Reading Stories with Young Children

  • Robin Campbell
It should be obvious that reading stories with young children greatly assists their literacy development, yet this often appears to be forgotten in the rush to add still more new activities to the curriculum. This book explores the ways in which reading stories with young children can best enhance their literacy skills.
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  • Robin Campbell
It should be obvious that reading stories with young children greatly assists their literacy development, yet this often appears to be forgotten in the rush to add still more new activities to the curriculum. This book explores the ways in which reading stories with young children can best enhance their literacy skills.

Price: £14.99

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Potent Poems for Pole-axed Pedagogues

  • Mike Kivi
Here is Mrs Dover in her Rover, sorting out the school day, Mrs Kelly quoting Keats and Shelley, gentle in her mist of laudanum and Gordon’s gin, Reebok-shod, hairy-legged teachers at the school fête – all coping as best they can with assessment, league tables and other current educational fads!
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  • Mike Kivi
Here is Mrs Dover in her Rover, sorting out the school day, Mrs Kelly quoting Keats and Shelley, gentle in her mist of laudanum and Gordon’s gin, Reebok-shod, hairy-legged teachers at the school fête – all coping as best they can with assessment, league tables and other current educational fads!

Price: £8.99

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Literacy in the Pre-School

The Role of Teachers and Parents

  • Bronwyn Reynolds
Having taught at pre-school for 20 years, this is the author’s account of the initiatives of the children and of her responses. The classroom becomes dedicated to reading and writing, and the author shows how the children set the pace for literacy learning and encourage their own progress.
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The Role of Teachers and Parents

  • Bronwyn Reynolds
Having taught at pre-school for 20 years, this is the author’s account of the initiatives of the children and of her responses. The classroom becomes dedicated to reading and writing, and the author shows how the children set the pace for literacy learning and encourage their own progress.

Price: £9.99

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Literacy in Nursery Education

  • Robin Campbell
Evidence demonstrates that nursery age children are interested in reading and making letters. This book describes models of good practice in nursery schools and pays particular attention to talking about and reading stories to young children.
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  • Robin Campbell
Evidence demonstrates that nursery age children are interested in reading and making letters. This book describes models of good practice in nursery schools and pays particular attention to talking about and reading stories to young children.

Price: £10.99

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Hidden Worlds

Young Children Learning Literacy in Multicultural Contexts

  • Clare Kelly
Taking a new way of thinking about literacy, the book argues that it is not so much the children’s experiences that count, but rather what they make of them – with support from adults and peers. It penetrates the private worlds of literacy learning in the families of six young children from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
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Young Children Learning Literacy in Multicultural Contexts

  • Clare Kelly
Taking a new way of thinking about literacy, the book argues that it is not so much the children’s experiences that count, but rather what they make of them – with support from adults and peers. It penetrates the private worlds of literacy learning in the families of six young children from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Price: £18.99

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Developing Language and Literacy

  • Bridie Raban-Bisby
  • Greg Brooks
  • Sheila Wolfendale
A collection of papers dealing with policy development through the National Curriculum for English, which is reviewed critically with an international perspective. Two further sections deal with assessment and parental involvement in relation to community literacy.
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  • Bridie Raban-Bisby
  • Greg Brooks
  • Sheila Wolfendale
A collection of papers dealing with policy development through the National Curriculum for English, which is reviewed critically with an international perspective. Two further sections deal with assessment and parental involvement in relation to community literacy.

Price: £16.99

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Changing English Primary Education

Retrospect and Prospect

  • Colin Richards
In an attempt to be in line with Government’s endeavours to “modernise” both primary schooling and the primary teaching profession, this book provides critical and speculative perspectives on what has been, might be or should be achieved in teaching, learning and curriculum management.
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Retrospect and Prospect

  • Colin Richards
In an attempt to be in line with Government’s endeavours to “modernise” both primary schooling and the primary teaching profession, this book provides critical and speculative perspectives on what has been, might be or should be achieved in teaching, learning and curriculum management.

Price: £19.99

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Art, Narrative and Childhood

  • Morag Styles
  • Eve Bearne
Reviews contemporary conceptions of visual texts for children and explores what will be understood as visual literacy in the future. Drawn from an international conference in Cambridge in 2000, the contributions range from Aboriginal visual narratives to European artists’ sketchbooks.
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  • Morag Styles
  • Eve Bearne
Reviews contemporary conceptions of visual texts for children and explores what will be understood as visual literacy in the future. Drawn from an international conference in Cambridge in 2000, the contributions range from Aboriginal visual narratives to European artists’ sketchbooks.

Price: £19.99

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