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Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics and Early English

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Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics and Early English

AUTHOR : By Jonathan Glazzard and Jane Stokoe

ISBN : 9781911106500

Edition No : 2

Publication : Jul 3, 2017

Extent : 216 pgs

ISBN : 9781911106517

Edition No : 2

Publication : Jul 3, 2017

Extent : 216 pgs

ISBN : 9781911106524

Edition No : 2

Publication : Jul 3, 2017

Extent : 216 pgs

ISBN : 9781911106531

Edition No : 2

Publication : Jul 3, 2017

Extent : 216 pgs


This is an essential guide to teaching primary English, with a focus on systematic synthetic phonics. The new edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect the structure, content and requirements of the national curriculum, and to include the latest policy context. Throughout, the range of underpinning literature has been expanded and there are completely new chapters on evidence based teaching in relation to phonics, reading for pleasure, and teaching English through texts. All the existing features have been retained, and each chapter now also includes:

  • a section on integrating ICT
  • extension questions to challenge M level readers
  • sections on evidence-based practice to encourage critical reflection and debate



1. Spoken language

2. Auditory, visual discrimination and vocabulary development

3. Early Reading Development (to include models/ theories)

4. Evidence-based teaching: the debate about phonics

5. Creative approaches to teaching phonics

6. Reading for Pleasure 

7. Early Writing Development

8. Spelling and Handwriting

9. Grammar and punctuation 

10. Supporting children with literacy difficulties 

11. Assessing English in the early years 

12. Teaching English through texts


Jonathan Glazzard is Head of Academic Development at Leeds Trinity University, responsible for the implementation of the learning, teaching and assessment strategy across all courses. He was previously Head of Primary Initial Teacher Training courses at the University of Huddersfield and holds a National Teaching Fellowship.

Jane Stokoe is a Deputy Headteacher in a Barnsley primary school. She is an experienced teacher and mentor of initial teacher training students and she contributes to the primary programmes at the University of Huddersfield. She has been teaching for 35 years.

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The book is clear and explains well. It does have critical questions which helps offset the 'on message' tone of it.                                            

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I like the way it supports developing subject knowledge in a very logical, easy to access way. I also like how it links with reading comprehension and makes use of research based evidence.

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