Explicit English Teaching

Explicit English Teaching

Paperback (06 Apr 2023)

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Publisher's Synopsis

"If you read this book early in your career, you won't need to go on the ten year mission I did to find this all out for myself and work out how to apply it. You have a clear road map here - take it!" - Amazon review


How can you take ideas from cognitive science and explicit instruction and use them to enhance teaching and learning in your secondary English lessons?

Based on contemporary research findings and supported by a range of classroom examples, this accessibly written book demonstrates how cognitive load theory, Rosenshine's Principles of Instruction, explicit instruction and broader cognitive science ideas can be applied to the teaching of English in secondary schools. 

Key topics include: 

  • Explicit teaching of grammar and writing
  • Deliberate practice to improve student writing
  • Broadening students' vocabularies
  • A guide to instructional sequencing
Tom Needham has been teaching for over fifteen years and currently teaches English in South London.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529741681
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Imprint: Corwin
Pub date:
DEWEY: 428.00712
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 390g
Height: 170mm
Width: 243mm
Spine width: 16mm