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E209 Developing subject knowledge for the primary years - English Workbook
English Workbook
Submission for TMA 03
E209 Developing subject knowledge for the primary years - English Workbook
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Part 1 Language and literacy subject knowledge
Part 1 Section 1. Children’s literature
Example: Picture book 1 (for early readers)
Title, dateVoices in the Park, 1998
Author, illustratorAnthony Browne
Features of interestSurrealillustrations;highlightsclassandrelatedlanguage
differences;showshowdifferentchildrensharethesame
feelings.
Aspectsthatcould
supportlanguageand
literacy learning
Children can learn how an author develops different voices and
perspectivesthroughvocabulary(e.g.‘pedigree’and
‘mongrel’); about different dialects of English; about reading
with expression by reading the book aloud and dramatizing it;
and about how illustrations can provide meaning beyond the
words.
Picture books
Picture book 1 (for early readers)
Title, dateBirthday, 2008
Author, illustratorFelicity Brooks, Jo Litchfield
Features of interestThis provides a fun way for young children to look
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and understand, recognise and talk about their own
experiences. It is filled with stuffs related to real-life
objects.
Aspectsthatcouldsupport
children’slanguageandliteracy
learning
Children are being introduced to familiar objects
through use of colours, shapes etc. in order to build
their cognitive abilities. They can be made familiar
withreal-lifeobjectsbypointing,usinghand
gestures to make them recognise the names, sounds
and phonics. Additionally, it helps in building the
alphabetical order in the mind which help in future
for identifying phonemes and using it accordingly.
Picture book 2 (for older readers)
Title, dateThe 1,000 year old boy, 2018
Author, illustratorRoss Welford, Harper Collins
Features of interestIt emphasis on more reading and fewer illustrations.
This consists of wide range of different sentence
structuresandisfocusedonunderstandingthe
language differences.
Aspectsthatcouldsupport
children’slanguageandliteracy
learning
Thisaidsindevelopingdifferentemotionsthat
enhances the children abilities to express their needs,
expectations and share their ideas with proper use of
wordsandgrammar.Moreover,itsupportsin
formation of creative thoughts and imaginary skills.
Poems for children
Poem 1
Title, dateThe friendly octopus, 2000
Author, illustratorMike Jubb, Marcela Calderon
Features of interestThisinvolveseyecatchingillustrationswhich
reflects about a fun looking octopus, who is holding
each item mentioned in the poem in his arms. There
is use of vivid and colourful images thatattract a
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child’s interest visually.
Aspectsthatcouldsupport
children’slanguageandliteracy
learning
AlliterationisimportantaspectinEnglishand
learning about the use of words that appear close and
start with similar consonant sound. Moreover, it is
useful to recognise the repetition and usage of such
wordseffectively.Also,ithelpschildrenwith
respect to phonemic awareness
Through manipulating oral language. For instance,
children can learn correct sentence structure and
figurative language.
Poem 2
Title, dateBeach counting, 2017
Author, illustratorTony Mitten, Marcela Calderon
Features of interestThis contains counting numbers starting from one to
teninarhymingformat;ithighlightedthe
excitement and fun children have when they play
with numbers while spending time at the beach.
Along with, use of bright and colourful illustrations
of objects have depicted about the poem.
Aspectsthatcouldsupport
children’slanguageandliteracy
learning
Counting while playing would help to form the
structure in their brains and helping the children to
realizetheirutilitiesinreallife.Thishelpsin
improving their literacy levels effectually.
Children’s novel
Title, dateBlack Queen, 2000
Author, illustratorMichael Morpurgo, Tony Ross
Features of interestThis highlights an intriguing story by using varied
phrases and idioms such as ‘my blood ran cold’
which would interest a child to read. It emphasises
on an exciting story of a shadowy neighbour who
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lives next door to Billy.
Aspectsthatcouldsupport
children’slanguageandliteracy
learning
Itsupportsinexpandingthelearningskillsof
children in context to using language with correct
grammar, formation of sentences, proper use of parts
of speech etc.
Information books
Information book 1 (for early readers)
Title, dateFarm animals, 2003
Author, illustratorKatie Draynes, Christyan Fox
Features of interestHere, Superb illustrations have been implemented,
using both cartoon and real-life images of animals. It
highlights two reading levels, with a simple sentence
on each page for beginners, accompanied by more
little advanced use of sentences formation. Such
information assist in enhancing the comprehension
abilities with good reading speed.
Aspects that couldChildrenareforcedtothinkandusethe
connotations when the author asks
supportchildren’slanguageand
literacy learning
Questions; for example, How do pigs keep cool?
Additionally,theauthorhasansweredusing
appropriate, vivid, full coloured photographs and
illustrationswithemphasisonuseofshort,
informative text as it supports in growing the child’s
ability. Along with, the Children can learn real-life
facts about farm animals and are able to identify and
recognisedifferentrelationslikemother,father,
baby names etc.
Information book 2 (for older readers)
Title, dateMy little book of cats and kittens, 2017
Author, illustratorDavid Alderton, QED Publishing
Features of interestThis book is full of fascinating facts which highlight
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different breeds of cats and kittens for cat lovers. It
has a glossary of the tricky terms at the back of the
booktodevelopchildren’sunderstandingof
contrasting words.
Aspects that could support children’s
language and literacy learning
It gives the opportunity to practice sounds and
phonics and recognise action verbs such as eat,
make, go etc.
References
Children’s Literature
Alderton, D. (2017). My little book of cats and kittens, London, QED Publishing.
Brooks, F. (2008). Birthday, UK, Usborne Publishing Ltd.
Draynes, K .(2003). Farm Animals, London, Usborne Publishing Ltd.
Jubb, M. (2008). The Friendly Octopus, London, Wayland.
Morpurgo, M. (2000). Black Queen, UK, Young Corgi.
Welford, R. (2018). The 1,000 Year Old Boy, UK .Harper Collins Publishers.
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Terminology
Part 1. Section 2. Text Types
Example: Narrative
Key elementsPresents events in chronological order – but can also move back and forth
in time. Usually written in the past tense – but can also be written in the
present tense or shift between tenses. Can have a third-person voice or a
firstpersonnarrator(Eyres,2007p145).Basicstructure:opening,
complication, resolution.
Usually has: settings, plot and characters (Medwell et al 2014 p 142).
Has connectives that signal the passing of time (first, next, later, then,
afterwards ...)
ExamplesFairy or folk tales (e.g. in Western Europe different versions ofSleeping
BeautyorRumpelstiltskin.)
Historical fiction (e.g. Magorian, M. (1981)Goodnight
Mister Tom)
Narrative poems (e.g. Noyes, A. (1913)The
Highwayman)
Recount
Key elementsThe purpose of a recount is to retell the story in a narrative form, where
sequence of events with the purpose of either informing or entering an
audience (or with both purposes) will be done (Medwell and et. Al, 2014 p.
203).
Examples“A day in the life of a German Soldier, how I manned the first mission to the
moon”. (e.g. Literacy ideas, (2018).
Declan Donnelly has thanked TV’s supervet for saving his dachshund (e.g.
Davies, H. (2019)The sun newspaper)
Explanation
Key elementsAstatementaboutthecausesorreasonsbehindtheoccurrence
(Volcabury.com,1996).
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An explanation text is defined as the non-fiction text which describes the
happenings of the events in broad manner (Literacyideas.com, 2009).
Examples“Lily Allen tells all about her split” (e.g. Davies, H. (2019)The sun
newspaper). Farm Animals book, How and why chickens lay eggs (e.g.
Farm Animals, p10-11)
Report
Key elementsA type of document written by someone or in relation to conduct a group
investigation to conclude or announce about something under authoritative
framework
(Elimarselina.blospot.com, 2015-2017).
Genetic structure for report are title, general classification, description and
conclusion. (elimarselina.blospot.com, online).
A non-chronological report is that repoert which is not written in time frame,
and is usually non-fiction (twinkl, 2017).
ExamplesDaily Mirror newspaper (e.g. Fitzmaurice, M.
(2019) “£115M to beat the January blues”.
The Sun newspaper (e.g. Syson, N. (2019)Disaster driver no memory of
crash)
Discussion
Key elementsThis consists of a statement of the issue and a preview of the main argument
withsupportingevidence;along-withincludingargumentsagainstand
supporting evidence, recommendation given as a summary and conclusion
(Medwell and et.al, 2014 p 204).
ExamplesBlack Queen (e.g. Morpurgo (2000) chapter 4, “Fixed up”.
Daily mirror newspaper (e.g. Jackson, G. (2019)Man appeared in court
charged with murder)
Persuasion
Key
elements
It is the opening statement/thesis that reflect on the arguments (often in the
form of point and elaboration), a summary and restatement of the opening
position (Medwell and et.al, 2014 p 204).
A persuasive text can be an argument, exposition discussion, review or even
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