Olivia O'Sullivan is Assistant Director, Centre for Language in Primary Education, London.
For many mainstream teachers the growing inclusion in their classrooms of statemented children with quite complex learning needs is making new demands on them. Teaching the Literacy Hour in an Inclusive Classroom, (David Fulton Publishers pound;14), by Ann Berger and Jean Gross, advisers and teachers from Bristol LEA, offers clear ideas at the level of general principles, with sections on specific needs In Implementing the Literacy Hour for Pupils with Learning Difficulties, (David Fulton pound;13) Ann Berger, Jean Henderson and Denise Morris address those working with pupils with severe, complex and profound learning difficulties, many of whom are in special education settings. This book consists mainly of a scheme of work that adapts the National Literacy Strategy teaching objectives.
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