1st Edition

Working Memory in the Primary Classroom

Practical and Inclusive Strategies for Curriculum Success in Maths and English

Imprint: Speechmark
Paperback: 9780367416980
Hardback: 9780367567125
eBook: 9780367814342
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This highly practical resource has been designed to support working memory and curriculum success in the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classroom. Working memory is crucial for success in maths, reading, reading comprehension and problem solving, yet children with poor working memory often struggle to meet the demands of everyday classroom activities.

Filled with activities and support for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Maths and English, this book offers ideas for the practising teacher on how to make the classroom a place to reinforce memory skills, and to ensure that those with working memory difficulties are included and supported.

Key features include:

  • Information on recognising working memory difficulties
  • Practical and specific strategies to support learners in the classroom
  • Graduated activities for Maths and English learners based on the national curriculum

The importance of working memory on curriculum success is becoming increasingly evident, with growing emphasis on testing and an ever more demanding curriculum. With photocopiable and downloadable resources, this is an essential book for teachers, teaching assistants and other education staff looking to support working memory with children.


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