` This is a clear, jargon-free analysis of current National Curriculum and National Literacy strategy documents, combined with sensible and creative suggestions for implementing them.. The activities are imaginative, consistent and true to the author's ideal of a full and empowering critical literacy for all children' - Times Educational Supplement , Friday Magazine. A Practical Guide to Teaching Reading in the Early Years meets the needs of student teachers on undergraduate and postgraduate teacher training courses. It addresses the English National Curriculum for Teacher Training as well as covering the curriculum requirements for young children. It will also be relevant to others who work in early years environments and who are concerned with developing reading in considered and knowledeagable ways.