Unlocking The Reader in Every Child: The book of practical ideas for teaching reading by Susan Elkin
Required reading for the TES online CPD literacy courses, this is an essential book for every literacy teacher and student. It provides a basic, quick-to-read guide to teaching reading, drawing on best practice over the years. But it is not just a guide. It is a toolkit too. Each section includes practical activities, games and 'try this' ideas to help develop reading skills and overcome obstacles. Every page offers some fresh perspectives to try - either at home or in the classroom- all with a practical focus. There are games and activities to: build phonological awareness turning decoders into real readers help strugglers overcome resistance to reading harness visual literacy and children's passions meet individual needs (including children with specific learning difficulties) and achieve literacy outcomes without even teaching literacy. This is a book that everyone working in literacy should own! It supplies the best basic guides to teaching reading in an engaging and interesting fashion, presenting practical activities, games and ideas to help develop reading skills and overcome obstacles. It covers all the essential topics in a powerful, clear way with real authority to make the book extremely practical.