- x, 254 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Contents: Introduction : observation and reflection -- 1. Understanding texts -- 2. Talk -- 3. Teaching reading -- 4. Teaching writing -- 5. Teaching grammar, punctuation and spelling -- 6. Literacy across the curriculum -- 7. Assessment and planning -- 8. Teaching with story -- 9. Teaching primary literacy.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: "Observing children is a fundamental aspect of learning to teach and a vital component of primary English teaching. Observing Primary Literacy focuses on observing children and teachers in elementary classrooms. Its purpose is to enable students to make sense of what they observe in classrooms. This book aims to help make explicit the reasons for the professional decisions teachers make before and during lessons, as well as encouraging critical and reflective thought on key aspects of primary English"--Publisher's website.