This invaluable coursebook is designed for all trainees working towards Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). Covering the essential skills of planning, monitoring and assessment and class management, it relates these specifically to primary English. The text is structured around the current curriculum and incorporates the Primary National Strategy. Content is linked to the 2007 QTS Standards. This fourth edition includes links with the Early Years Foundation Stage and updated research summaries. The Assessing English chapter has been updated to include Assessment of Pupil Progress. Examples of cross-curricular links with primary modern foreign languages are also new to this edition.