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The Early Literacy Guide: Book 2 Reading and Writing

Practical ideas for building literacy skills from 0 - 7 years

The second book in this series focusses on reading and writing as related but distinctive processes. It offers well-grounded strategies for teaching each process based on a clear understanding of its characteristics.

Ages: 0-7 | Pages: 60 | Code: 0725 | ISBN: 9781927221013

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Dominic Wyse

Dominic Wyse is professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education at the Institute of Education, University of London and a widely published author. A major strand of Dominic's research is on the tea

Christine Parker

Christine Parker is the principal of a large primary school in the east of England. Previously she was head of an early excellence centre where she led the nursery school. She has also worked as a par


Part A: Reading6
Chapter 1: Texts for reading6
Reviewing books with seven-year-olds7
Responding to children's reading choices8
Chapter 2: The learning environment for reading
An inspiring book area for three-year-olds10
An inspiring book area for six-year-olds11
Chapter 3: Children's names early years setting14
Working with children's names in the
Chapter 4: Strategies for reading16
Chapter 5: Interpreting texts18
Dear Zoo: a core story for three-year-olds19
Silly Billy: a core story for five-year-olds19
Chapter 6: Teaching letters and phonemes21
Requirements of phonics teaching21
Strategies for phonics teaching22
Texts for phun, and fonics!26
Non-fiction texts to inspire more phonics learning27
Where Is Fox? A week of phonics sessions28
Games for learning letters and phonemes30
Keeping records31
Part B: Writing32
Chapter 7: Texts for writing32
Chapter 8: The learning environment for writing
Writing area36
Book-making area37
Chapter 9: Strategies for writing40
Strategies to support four-year-olds in writing stories
First-hand experience for six-year-olds41
Chapter 10: Grammar and punctuation44
Teaching grammar44
Teaching punctuation45
Exploring language through play46
Café role play involving five-year-olds46
Examples from six-year-olds48
Chapter 11: Spelling51
Developing spelling across the learning areas52
Developing spelling in the writing area52
Developing spelling in the reading area52
Spelling sessions for four-year-olds53
Games and strategies to develop spelling54
Case study: One child's journey to better spelling55
Chapter 12: Handwriting56