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Still the biggest concern for many on initial teacher training courses is the acquisition of subject knowledge and the ability to translate that into effective teaching. This book addresses this - building on the core subject knowledge covered in the Achieving QTS series and relating it to classroom practice. It supports trainees in extending and deepening their knowledge of English and demonstrating how to apply it to planning and implementing lessons. Practical and up-to-date teaching examples are used to clearly contextualize subject knowledge. A clear focus on classroom practice helps trainees to build confidence and develop their own teaching strategies.

Introduction
Introduction

This book builds upon and extends our existing Learning Matters volume (Medwell, J., Moore, G., Wray, D. and Griffiths, V. (2007) 3rd edition. Primary English: knowledge and understanding. Exeter: Learning Matters). Its main aim is to provide you (as a trainee or newly qualified teacher) with a means to extend and deepen your command of the subject knowledge relevant to the teaching of English in primary schools, but in a manner which is designed to assist you to use such knowledge more actively in planning and implementing English lessons.

The Context of the Work

Since the publication and implementation of Circular 14/98, which laid down a set of national requirements for the training of teachers, there has been a demand for books expressly aimed at covering ...

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