The Routledge Companion to Children's Literature
By David Rudd (ed)
A comprehensive exploration of children's literature that will be a valuable addition to any English teacher's bookshelf. Subjects include the history and development of children's books, theoretical approaches to texts, realism and fantasy, issues of gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, young-adult fiction, the crossover novel, and comics and graphic novels. It also features suggestions for further reading and a glossary of key terms and names.
Unlocking the Reader in Every Child
By Susan Elkin
A combination of a basic guide to teaching reading and a toolkit of practical ideas. The approach to reading draws on established best practice and includes discussion of how to turn decoders into readers, helping strugglers and harnessing visual literacy. Alongside this are ideas for putting this into practice to encourage reading and build reading stamina.
Resources for Teaching English 14-16
By David A Hill
A series of around 70 lesson plans to provide inspiration in teaching both poetry and prose. Extracts have been chosen to reflect the current English curriculum, and include Carol Ann Duffy's "In Mrs Tilscher's Class" and ER Braithwaite's To Sir, With Love. Accompanied by photocopiable worksheets, homework ideas and suggestions for using ICT, this can provide a series of ideas for lessons or alternatives to practising on past exam papers.