Your guide to effective literacy instruction – out now


Your guide to effective literacy instruction – out now

An accessible, up-to-date guide to evidence-informed practice in teaching reading and spelling is now available to purchase from The Bookshop by MultiLit.

MRU Press and editors Emeritus Professor Kevin WheldallDr Robyn Wheldall and Dr Jennifer Buckingham are proud to announce the release of Effective Instruction in Reading and Spelling on the reading process and how to teach this all-important skill effectively, to everyone.

“The problem has always been that teaching children to read is complex,” says editor Dr Jennifer Buckingham, MultiLit Director of Strategy, Senior Research Fellow in the MultiLit Research Unit (MRU) and founder of the Five from Five project. “There is great variation in the ease with which young children acquire the skill of reading.”

“The stakes are incredibly high,” says Dr Robyn Wheldall, MultiLit Director and MRU Deputy Director. “Every child entering a classroom in this country, wherever it is, whatever their circumstances, should be able to receive evidence-based instruction in reading.”

Effective Instruction in Reading and Spelling will give teachers the tools to implement evidence-based strategies for all children.

Through the contributions of globally renowned literacy experts, readers will be introduced to the science of reading, evidence-based models, effective methods for instruction, intervention and assessment, and the Five Big Ideas – and learn how to use these concepts in the classroom. Educators will also appreciate the addition of QR codes at the end of each chapter, linking to further online resources.

Jennifer says the textbook is an ideal resource for initial teacher education (ITE) degrees and other higher education courses for primary school teachers.

“Lecturers and course coordinators can use this book as an invaluable text for providing pre-service teachers with knowledge of evidence-based, explicit and systematic instruction in reading and spelling.

Practising teachers who are looking for an up-to-date resource to elevate their literacy teaching will also benefit from this book, as will anyone who is supporting children to develop essential literacy skills.”

Drawing on years of research and experience, Effective Instruction in Reading and Spelling is the flagship volume of MRU Press, complementing an already stellar collection of scholarly books. Co-editor, MultiLit Chairman and MRU Director Kevin Wheldall is positive about what’s to come.

“I have every confidence that we will continue to publish important volumes that advance the cause of promoting scientific approaches to learning. It is my deep desire that MRU Press will become a hallmark of trustworthy, practical and accessible information for educators everywhere.”

MRU’s experts publish works that support the creation and development of knowledge in the fields of reading, the science of learning and literacy. MultiLit’s academic imprint, MRU Press, is proud to publish these books, which are highly recommended for educators wanting to engage with the latest research and inform their practice.

Order your copy of Effective Instruction in Reading and Spelling

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