Annotated Suggested Readings

For teaching English in primary schools: Cox, R. (ed.) (2011) Primary English Teaching: An Introduction to Language, Literacy and Learning. London: UKLA Sage.

This is a useful introduction by Robyn Cox, from the United Kingdom Literacy Association, to teaching all aspects of English in the primary classroom.


For storytelling: Smith, C. and Guillain, A. (2012) The Storytelling School: Handbook for Teachers. Oxford: The Story Museum.

It is an excellent resource for teaching storytelling to children in primary schools (


For languages: Martin, C. (2008) Primary Languages: Effective Learning and Teaching. Exeter: Learning Matters.

Cynthia Martin gives a very informed view of how languages have been and are taught at present in primary schools.