Teaching children to develop as language users is one of the most important tasks of a primary teacher, yet may trainees come to teaching with a low knowledge base. Starting from the level of texts, this book provides clear explanation of the knowledge and understanding needed to effectively implement the "text, sentence and word" objectives of the National Literacy Strategy.
Language Knowledge for Primary Teachers outlines the importance of subject knowledge for supporting children in language, literacy and the investigation of texts. It includes "Audits" at the end of each section so that students can test and anhance their understanding.
Language Knowledge for Primary Teachers is accompanied by a CD_ROM that incorpaorates "extracts" from the texts featured and studied with in the book.