This is an essential guide to teaching primary English, with a focus on systematic synthetic phonics. The new edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the structure, content and requirements of the national curriculum, and to include the latest policy context. Throughout, the range of underpinning literature has been expanded and there are completely new chapters on evidence based teaching in relation to phonics, reading for pleasure, and teaching English through texts. All the existing features have been retained, and each chapter now also includes:
Jonathan Glazzard is Head of Academic Development at Leeds Trinity University, responsible for the implementation of the learning, teaching and assessment strategy across all courses. He was previously Head of Primary Initial Teacher Training courses at the University of Huddersfield and holds a National Teaching Fellowship.
Jane Stokoe is a Deputy Headteacher in a Barnsley primary school. She is an experienced teacher and mentor of initial teacher training students and she contributes to the primary programmes at the University of Huddersfield. She has been teaching for 35 years.