Trainee and experienced teachers need an advanced knowledge of children's literature. Through an exploration of different genres of children's writing , this text provides trainees with knowledge of a huge range of literature. Models of good practice and suggestions for practical activities develop the reader's understanding of the possibilities for using literature for innovative and exciting teaching and explores how to support children develop a love of reading and books. Subject knowledge audits are included and book recommendations allow trainees to see how specific texts can be used for teaching, encouraging them to create their own anthologies.
This is Book 6 in the Transforming Primary QTS Series Series. See all Transforming Primary QTS Series books here.
David Waugh is a former deputy headteacher who has worked in Initial teacher Training (ITT) from 1990 at the University of Hull, where he led the PGCE course and became Head of Department. In 2008 he was appointed as a National Strategies Regional Adviser for ITT. He is currently Director of the Primary PGCE at Durham University, where he is also subject lMore about David Waugh
Sally Neaum is a lecturer in Early Childhood, and teaches Primary English in initial teacher training. She has worked as a nursery and primary school teacher, as an advisor in early years and inclusion. She has an M.Ed in Educational Psychology and Special Educational Needs and her doctoral research was in the pedagogy of early literacy.More about Sally Neaum