Developing Language and Literacy 3-8 (3rd ed.)

by Ann C Browne

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ISBNs
  • 184787083X
  • 9781847870827
  • 9781847870834
  • 9781446205464
  • 9781446242131
'I would thoroughly recommend this as a book which enables and empowers at many levels of experience. Every staff room should have a copy' - English Four to Eleven

The Third Edition of Developing Language and Literacy 3 - 8 is an insightful introduction to teaching and learning English in the early years. The new edition has been fully updated to reflect requirements for teaching English in the early years, including the new curriculum guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the new Primary Framework. It covers all aspects of language and literacy and draws on contemporary ideas, research and classroom expertise to guide practice.

The book includes chapters on:

- Speaking and Listening

- Reading

- Resources for Language and Literacy

- Writing

- Spelling, Handwriting and Punctuation

- Bilingual Learners

- Language, Literacy and Gender

- Children with Difficulties

- Involving Parents and Carers

- Assessment

- Planning

Along with activities to promote reflective practice, the author provides suggestions for further reading, and useful websites. Further resource material for each chapter accompanies the book on the SAGE website- www.sagepub.co.uk/Browne.

This book will be an essential guide for early years and primary trainee teachers.


  • SAGE Publications; January 2009
  • ISBN: 9781446205464
  • Edition: 3
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Developing Language and Literacy 3-8
  • Author: Ann C Browne
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 184787083X
  • 9781847870827
  • 9781847870834
  • 9781446205464
  • 9781446242131

In The Press

'In the third edition of this book, Browne provides a fully updated guide to language and literacy in the early years, taking into account current research, policy and practice. Chapters cover a wide range of topics such as reading, writing and spelling as well as chapters on special educational needs, bilingual learners and assessment. The book is intended for early years and primary teachers and practitioners in training and will provide them with an easy to read, informative and comprehensive guide to how children acquire these skills' -
Early Years Educator

'I would thoroughly recommend this as a book which enables and empowers at many levels of experience. Every staff room should have a copy' - English Four to Eleven

'While the book is particularly useful for student teachers and NQTs, the reflective activities in each section, in particular, could inform teaching practice for all those seeking to develop language and literacy skills in their classroom - Literacy Time PLUS