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The author reasserts the importance of children's relationships and communications with people who care about them, spend time with them, and share in the excitement of their developing languages and their investigations of literacy.

Planning for Language and Literacy
Planning for language and literacy

Careful planning enables good quality teaching to take place. Clear, detailed long, medium and short term plans ensure that all aspects of each subject are covered and that there is progression, balance, coherence and continuity in the curriculum that is offered to pupils. Each level of planning has to take account of a number of factors, including:

  • the school's English policy
  • the Early Learning Goals and/or the National Curriculum for English
  • the National Literacy Strategy
  • teacher knowledge
  • cross curricular opportunities for English
  • the needs of the pupils
Factors That Influence Planning
The English Policy

An English policy is a document that deals with the learning, use, teaching and assessment of the four areas of language and literacy: speaking, listening, reading and writing. It may also ...

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