Module Identifier ED31520  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Mrs Rosemary O Cann  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Ms Joanna Jeffery, Mrs Ffion M Hoare, Miss Sioned Williams  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours.  
  Lecture   10 Hours.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: 2 x Assignments of approximately 2,500 words  100%
Supplementary Assessment All failed or missing elements of assessment to be re-taken or made good. 

Learning outcomes

At the end of this module students should be able to:

Brief description

This module focuses on the centrality of the language and literacy process in its mediating role for the teacher and the young child. It examines the role of literacy in various cultures, with particular emphasis on literacy in the bilingual context, and considers the skills necessary for the development of language and literacy in young children.



Lectures are based on the following topics, while specific aspects of each topic will be considered in greater detail during seminar discussions:

Reading Lists

** General Text
(1989.) Apprenticeship in action :teachers write about `Read with me': a collection /edited by Liz Waterland. Thimble Press 0903355310
(2000.) Curriculum guidance for the foundation stage :early years practitioners /DFEE QCA Publications
(1992.) New readings :contributions to an understanding of literacy /edited by Keith Kimberley, Margaret Meek and Jane Miller. A & C Black 071363569X
(1987.) Readers, texts, teachers /Bill Corcoran and Emrys Evans (editors). Open University Press 0335152384PBK
(1990.) Reading for real /edited by Barrie Wade. Open University Press 0335095542
(2000.) Reading under control :teaching reading in the primary school /edited by Judith Graham and Alison Kelly. David Fulton Publishers in association with the University of Surrey, Roehampton 1853466468
(1997 (various p) Reading under control :teaching reading in the primary school /edited by Judith Graham and Alison Kelly. David Fulton 1853464813
(2005.) Teaching speaking and listening in the primary school /Elizabeth Grugeon .. ... [et al.]. David Fulton 1843122553
(1998.) Teaching speaking and listening in the primary school :literacy through oracy /Elizabeth Grugeon ... [et al.]. David Fulton 1853465399
(1998.) The national literacy strategy :framework for teaching. DFEE
(2001.) The national literacy strategy :framework for teaching. DFEE
(1994.) The prose and the passion :children and their reading /edited by Morag Styles, Eve Bearne and Victor Watson. Cassell 0304327719
(1991.) The reading book /edited by Myra Barrs and Anne Thomas. Centre for Language in Primary Education 1872267033
(2001.) The reading for real handbook /edited by Colin Harrison and Martin Coles. RoutledgeFalmer 0415219957
(1992.) The reading for real handbook /edited by Colin Harrison and Martin Coles. Routledge 0415080479PBK
(1996.) Young people's reading at the end of the century /Children's Literature Research Centre, Roehamton Institute. Roehampton Institute 1871954657SPIRAL
Beard, Roger. (1990.) Developing reading 3-13 /Roger Beard. Hodder and Stoughton 0340536985
Bennett, Jill (1991.) Learning to read with picture books /Jill Bennett. Thimble Press
Bettelheim, Bruno. (1995.) Good enough parent :guide to bringing up your child /Bruno Bettelheim. Thames & Hudson 0500278334
Campbell, Robin (1996.) Literacy in nursery education /Robin Campbell. Trentham Books 1858560640
Campbell, Robin (1995.) Reading in the early years handbook /Robin Campbell. Open University Press 0335193099
Campbell, Robin (1992.) Reading real books /Robin Campbell. Open University Press 0335157939PBK
Campbell, Robin (1990.) Reading together /Robin Campbell. Open University Press 033509449XPBK
Carter, Dennis. (1998.) Teaching poetry in the primary school :perspectives for a new generation /Dennis Carter. David Fulton 1853465674
Chambers, Aidan. (1993.) Tell me : children, reading & talk /Aidan Chambers. Thimble 0903355426PBK
Chambers, Aidan. (1991.) The reading environment /Aidan Chambers. Thimble Press 0903355361
Creber, J. W. Patrick. (1990.) Thinking through English /Paddy Creber. Open University Press 0335093604
Dias, Patrick. (1988.) Developing a response to poetry /Patrick Dias and Michael Hayhoe. Open University Press 0335158331
Fenwick, Geoff. (1990.) Teaching children's literature in the primary school /Geoff Fenwick. Fulton 1853461210PBK
Fry, Donald. (1985.) Children talk about books :seeing themselves as readers /Donald Fry. Open University Press 0335150322
Hall, Nigel. (1987.) The emergence of literacy /Nigel Hall. Hodder and Stoughton in association with the United Kingdom Reading Association 0340402164
Hollindale, Peter. (1988.) Ideology and the children's book. Thimble 0903355264PBK
Inglis, Fred. (1981.) The promise of happiness :value and meaning in children's fiction /Fred Inglis. Cambridge University Press 0521231426
Littlefair, Alison B. (1991.) Reading all types of writing :the importance of genre and register for reading development /Alison B. Littlefair. Open University Press 0335092772
Mallett, Margaret. (1992.) Making facts matter :reading non-fiction 5-11 /Margaret Mallett. P.Chapman Pub. 1853961655
Mallett, Margaret. (1994.) Reading non-fiction in the primary years :a language and learning approach /Margaret Mallett. National Association for the Teaching of English 0901291374
Martin, Tony (1994.) Readers and texts in the primary years /Tony Martin and Bob Leather. Open University Press 0335192270PB
Meek, Margaret (1988.) How texts teach what readers learn /Margaret Meek. Thimble Press 090335523XPBK
Meek, Margaret (1994.) Learning to read /Margaret Meek. Bodley Head 0370307224
Meek, Margaret (1991.) On being literate /Margaret Meek. Bodley Head 0370311906PBK
Miller, Linda (1995.) Towards reading :literacy development in the pre-school years /Linda Miller. Open University Press 0335192165
Stephens, John (1992.) Language and ideology in children's fiction /John Stephens. Longman
Waterland, Liz. (1994.) Not a perfect offering :a new school year /Liz Waterland. Thimble Press 0903355434
Waterland, Liz. (1988.) Read with me :an apprenticeship approach to reading /Liz Waterland. Thimble 0903355272
Wray, David (1989.) Literacy in action /by David Wray, Wendy Bloom and Nigel Hall. Falmer 1850006059

Web Page/Sites
** Recommended Text
ACAC (1996) Desirable Outcomes for Children's learning before compulsory school age ACAC


This module is at CQFW Level 6