English books

  1. Thinking Reading: What every secondary teacher needs to know about reading

    Thinking Reading: What every secondary teacher needs to know about reading

    In this highly accessible book James and Dianne Murphy combine more than 50 years of experience to provide teachers with a thorough, easy to use introduction to the extensive research on reading and its effects on student achievement. Drawing on the work of experts from around the world, the authors explore how we learn to read, how the many myths and misconceptions around reading developed, and why they continue to persist. Learn More
    £15.00
  2. How Poems Work: Meanings, techniques and effects in 100 poems from Beowulf to the Iraq War

    How Poems Work: Meanings, techniques and effects in 100 poems from Beowulf to the Iraq War

    Readers of poetry are often told to leave poems alone - to learn them by heart or to enjoy how they sound and leave it at that. This is all very well, except for those readers who have to study poetry at school or university. Or other readers who don't yet enjoy poems because they are daunted by their seemingly impenetrable meanings or inaccessible techniques.

    In this annotated anthology, Robert Gullifer and Matthew Jenkinson demystify poetry while showing that there are many good reasons to pick poems apart. From Beowulf to the Iraq War, a millennium of poetry is presented to give readers a sense of how poems have evolved since we first started writing them down. 

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    £18.00
  3. Love to Teach: Research and Resources for every classroom

    Love to Teach: Research and Resources for every classroom

    Love To Teach: Research and Resources for every classroom is an exciting book that combines the latest educational research with examples of what this can look like in the classroom. Filled with research-informed ideas to support all teachers and leaders in both Primary and Secondary this book would be great for NQTs to more experienced teachers and leaders alike. The educational research is presented in a format which is accessible, helpful and informative and will help inform educators about cutting-edge research in practical and applicable ways. The practical resources are easily adaptable and ready to be implemented in any classroom and are grounded in Kate's own classroom practice.

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    £14.00
  4. The Thinking School

    The Thinking School

    In this book, headteacher and professional learning expert Dr Kulvarn Atwal presents a model that maximises both formal and informal opportunities for staff development. Through peer learning, modelling, coaching and mentoring, engagement in research and other professional growth activities, the thinking school creates a dynamic collaborative culture that permeates the entire learning community. Learn More
    £14.00
  5. Dual Coding With Teachers

    Dual Coding With Teachers

    As part of the discovery of cognitive science, teachers are waking up to the powers of dual coding — combining words with visuals in your teaching. This groundbreaking book is the first to bridge the huge gap between what we know about dual coding and the skills needed to practice it effectively in the classroom.

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    £16.00
  6. How To Teach English Literature: Overcoming Cultural Poverty

    How To Teach English Literature: Overcoming Cultural Poverty

    A practical guide to pedagogy in the English classroom, supporting the teaching abstract, classic and challenging texts and concepts. Learn More
    £16.00
  7. The Compassionate Teacher

    The Compassionate Teacher

    It's time we reclaimed our mental health, for the sake of everyone in education. This book is the start. Learn More
    £14.00
  8. A Compendium Of Mathematical Methods

    A Compendium Of Mathematical Methods

    A Compendium of Mathematical Methods brings together over one hundred different approaches from classrooms all over the world, giving curious mathematicians the opportunity to explore fascinating methods that they've never before encountered. Learn More
    £18.00
  9. A Quiet Education: Challenging the extrovert ideal in our schools

    A Quiet Education: Challenging the extrovert ideal in our schools

    'A Quiet Education' serves as an unashamed cheerleader for all that is quiet, challenging the myth that collaboration and noise should be at the heart of what happens in schools. Learn More
    £15.00
  10. Teach Like A Writer: Expert tips on teaching students to write in different forms

    Teach Like A Writer: Expert tips on teaching students to write in different forms

    Jennifer Webb collaborates with eight expert writers to give real insight into the written form, and offer practical teaching strategies for the English classroom. Learn More
    £15.00
  11. Teaching English for the Real World

    Teaching English for the Real World

    So much of the teaching in schools of how the English language works does not prepare students for the real world. So little has changed in exams, the curriculum, or the way people think about English teaching, in several decades. This book is Joe Nutt's attempt to help schools redress that dramatic imbalance. Learn More
    £16.00
  12. Grammatix: Grammar in context

    Grammatix: Grammar in context

    Grammatix is a creative and inspiring guide to the theory and use of grammar, for teachers, parents and students. It is designed to show you that grammar is a magical tool that can aid your thinking and help you to communicate. Endorsed by the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB). Learn More
    £14.00
  13. Speedy Reading: Fast Strategies for Teaching GCSE English Literature Post-Lockdown

    Speedy Reading: Fast Strategies for Teaching GCSE English Literature Post-Lockdown

    We’re often told that there are no quick fixes in teaching. This isn’t entirely true… And post-lockdown, we need speedy fixes more than ever to get our students of English back on track. This book will show you how set texts can be reduced in a way that makes them richer. It will reveal how seemingly obscure literary theory can help learners of all abilities achieve rapidly. And it will help us prepare and revise for dreaded unseen texts, using the precious days we have with students in the most efficient way. Learn More
    £12.00
  14. Ready to Teach: A Christmas Carol

    Ready to Teach: A Christmas Carol

    Ready to Teach: A Christmas Carol brings together the deep subject knowledge, resources and classroom strategies needed to teach Dickens’s most famous Christmas story, as well as the pedagogical theory behind why these ideas work, helping teachers to deliver a knowledge-rich curriculum with impact. Learn More
    £18.00