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Unlocking the Reader in Every Child: The book of practical ideas for teaching reading (Professional Development in Literacy)

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Part of Ransom’s new range of books for teachers and specialists. Unlocking the Reader in Every Child is a combined guide and toolkit. The book provides a basic, quick-to-read guide to teaching reading, drawing on best practice over the years and avoiding here today, gone tomorrow fashions. Topics include: building phonological awareness; turning decoders into readers; helping strugglers; meeting individual needs; and harnessing visual literacy. But this book is a toolkit as well as a guide. Each section includes practical try this ideas, offering some fresh perspectives with a practical focus. Full of ideas for encouraging reading and building reading stamina, this book is invaluable for anybody working to improve children’s reading.

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Susan Elkin Susan Elkin is an education journalist, author and former secondary teacher of English. She was Education and Training Editor at The Stage from 2005 - 2016