The Secret of Literacy

The Secret of Literacy : Making the Implicit, Explicit

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It states in the Teachers' Standards that all teachers must 'demonstrate an understanding of and take responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy, and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher's specialist subject'. In The Secret of Literacy David Didau inspires teachers to embrace the challenge of improving students' life chances through improving their literacy. Topics include: Why is literacy important? Oracy - improving classroom talk How should we teach reading? How to get students to value writing How written feedback and marking can support literacyshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 184 x 222 x 18mm | 499.99g
  • Independent Thinking Press
  • Carmarthen, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1781351279
  • 9781781351277
  • 109,560

About David Didau

David Didau is a freelance writer, blogger, speaker, trainer and author. He started his award-winning blog, The Learning Spy, in 2011 to express the constraints and irritations of ordinary teachers, detail the successes and failures within his own classroom, and synthesise his years of teaching experience through the lens of educational research and cognitive psychology. Since then he has spoken at various national conferences, has directly influenced Ofsted and has worked with the Department for Education to consider ways in which teachers' workload could be reduced.show more

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