What does a whole language teacher do with a book? | mainstreansen


Pat Stone has worked with small children for 30 years, first as a play leader and then as a primary school teacher.

She has been a specialist reading teacher since 2007. Pat trained in Reading Recovery (RR) and now teaches ‘catch up’ reading but not in a school that is signed up to RR at the moment.

I have been interested for a very long time, in how children learn.  

I taught my children to read before I trained as a teacher – what we did instinctively was very similar to RR. 

I used to help my friend to learn reading and writing, when we were both 5.

I wrote this piece in…

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