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Developing Literacy in the English Classroom: Engaging Primary Pupils is a collaborative effort to provide primary school teachers in Singapore with a comprehensive introduction to key learning and literacy issues in the English language.
Written by a group of highly experienced language education professionals at the National Institute of Education, this book is divided into five parts:
Teaching Oral Communicatio
n Rich Language for All
This book features an interactive, methods-based approach in English language education, and suggests several activities to engage teachers and pupils in language teaching and learning. More importantly, it provides the pedagogical principles for various teaching strategies for literacy education at the primary level.
With full-colour illustrations and a glossary, this book will be a practical and empowering resource for English language educators in Singapore.
About the Contributors
PART 1: OVERVIEW
Chapter 1 Teaching English in the Singapore Primary Classroom: An Overview-Ruth Y. L. Wong
Chapter 2 Home-School Literacy - Xiao-lan Curdt-Christiansen
PART 2: TEACHING READING
Chapter 3 The Reading Process - Xiao-lan Curdt-Christiansen
Chapter 4 T eaching Reading at the Lower Primary Level - Maureen Khoo Mui Lim
Chapter 5 Teaching Phonics - Gayle Whitson
Chapter 6 Teaching Reading (Fiction) at the Upper Primary Level - Claire Yio Siew Koon
Chapter 7 Teaching Reading (Non-fiction) at the Upper Primary Level - Rita Elaine Silver
Chapter 8 Teaching Vocabulary at the Upper Primary Level - Jessie L.H. Png
PART 3: TEACHING WRITING
Chapter 9 Teaching Writing at the Lower Primary Level - Ruth Y.L. Wong
Chapter 10 Teaching Grammar - Jo-Ann Netto-Shek
Chapter 11 Teaching Writing at the Upper Primary Level - Ruth Y.L. Wong
PART 4: TEACHING ORAL COMMUNICATION
Chapter 12 Teaching Oral Communication: Oral - Claire Yio Siew Koon
Chapter 13 Teaching Oral Communication: Listening - Claire Yio Siew Koon
Chapter 14 Teaching Oral Communication: Readers Theatre - Ruth Y.L. Wong
PART 5: RICH LANGUAGE FOR ALL
Chapter 15Maximising Children's Literature for Language Learning - Ruth Y.L. Wong
Chapter 16 Extensive Reading - Jason K.K. Loh
Appendix 1 - Glossary of Terms
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Ruth WONG Yeang Lam is Associate Professor at the English Language and Literature Academic Group, NIE. She specialises in methodology courses on teaching English at the primary level. She is particularly interested in literacy issues, especially in the areas of learning how to read and write for non-native speakers of English. She is passionate about teaching, and is a three-time recipient of the Best Teacher of the Year Nanyang Award. The teachers she trains remember her for her mantra to make language learning meaningful and fun for our primary school pupils. She believes in the power of reading, and indulges in the collection of children s books as a hobby.
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