Primary English

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SAGE Publications, 2000 - Education - 224 pages

Primary

English is a comprehensive and essential guide to the structure of English. It draws on the reader's own knowledge and understanding of English as the basis for analysis of texts at word, sentence and whole text level. The book develops the readers understanding of the linguistic and literary knowledge required by the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2 and by the National Literacy Strategy. Key concepts such as, Standard English, approaches to grammar, genre, clause structure and the role of phonics in reading are addressed in an interactive way which develops the readers skills as an active analyst of English, leading to a far deeper understanding than the do's and don'ts.

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Ian Eyres is a Lecturer in Education at The Open University and has degrees in both linguistics and education. He was a primary school teacher specializing in language and drama before working in an advisory role on language and curriculum projects in schools with bilingual pupils. He has taught on The Open University PGCE course and produced teaching and assessment materials in English subject knowledge for Primary PGCE trainees. His particular areas of interest are writing, bilingualism, and knowledge about language, on which subjects he has contributed to a number of publications.

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