Louise Dempsey and Sheena Cameron formed S&L publishing in 2012, and have co-authored The Writing Book (first edition 2013), The Oral Language Book (first edition 2016) and The Reading Book (2019). They rebranded as The Literacy Place in 2019. Visit their website for more information and to order online.

The Writing Book

The Writing Book is a highly popular, teacher-friendly guide to teaching writing at emergent, early and fluent levels. It includes a wealth of practical information that will support primary and middle school teachers to plan and deliver an effective writing programme. 

The Oral Language Book

This practical book outlines strategies to include more quality ‘learning talk’ in the classroom and embed purposeful oral language opportunities across the curriculum. It contains the latest research, ideas, activities and support material to translate this into classroom practice. 

The Reading Book

The Reading Book outlines the approaches in a balanced reading programme in a clear teacher-friendly way. It includes detailed information and practical ideas for:

  • Reading to students

  • Shared reading

  • Guided reading

  • Independent reading.