The essential teaching theory and practice text for primary English. Covering the essential skills of planning, monitoring and assessment and class management, it relates these specifically to primary English. The 5th edition of this popular text includes new features making specific links to Every Child Matters and outlining how ICT can be embedded into the teaching of primary English. This text is an essential guide for primary trainees on the theory and practice required for effective and creative English teaching. Features are included to help the reader make essential links between theory and practice.