Teaching Secondary English

Author: Daniel Sheridan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135680906
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This new edition of Teaching Secondary English is thoroughly revised, but its purpose has not changed. Like the popular first edition, it balances content knowledge with methodology, theory with practice, and problem-posing with suggested solutions. The tone and format are inviting, while addressing student-readers on a professional level. Rather than attempting to cover everything, the text provides a framework and materials for teaching a secondary English methods course, while allowing considerable choice for the instructor. The focus is on teaching literature, writing, and language--the basics of the profession. Attention is given to the issues that arise as one seeks to explore what it means to "teach English." The problems and tensions of becoming a teacher are discussed frankly, in a manner that helps students figure out their own attitudes and solutions. Features: * Focuses on a few central concepts in the teaching of secondary English * Provides an anthology of 22 readable and challenging essays on key topics--allowing students to hear a variety of voices and opinions * Includes an applications section for each reading that extends the discussion and asks students to explore problems and grapple with important issues related to the articles * Offers short writing assignments in questions that follow the readings and in brief writing tasks in the applications, and a longer writing assignment at the end of each chapter * Addresses student readers directly without talking down to them New in the Second Edition: * This edition is shorter, tighter, and easier to use. * The opening and concluding chapters more directly address the concerns of new teachers. * The anthology is substantially updated (of the 22 articles included, 14 are new to this edition). * Each essay is preceded by a brief introduction and followed by questions for further thought. * There are fewer applications, but these are more extensive and more fully integrated within the text. * A writing assignment is provided at the end of each chapter. * Interviews with college students--before and after student teaching--are included in Chapters 1 and 6. * The bibliographies at the end of each chapter are fully updated.

Response And Analysis

Author: Robert E. Probst
Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub
ISBN: 9780867092035
Size: 64.87 MB
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Drawing heavily on the work of Louise Rosenblatt, Probst insists that literary meaning resides not in the text alone, but in the transaction between reader and text.

Secondary School Literacy Instruction

Author: Betty Roe
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285500016
Size: 33.33 MB
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Well known for its detailed and practical explanations of reading, writing, and study strategies, SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY INSTRUCTION is required reading for all non-literacy teaching majors. Its motivational pedagogy especially appeals to pre-service teachers, who quickly realize that the text will help them improve their students' progress. Two hallmark chapters on content area teaching have brought this text wide acclaim for its unique application of literacy and study skills in all secondary subject areas. The text also is recognized for its proven pedagogy, including Meeting the Challenge, which puts ideas into classroom practice, and Focus on English Language Learners and Focus on Struggling Readers, which highlight important applications for these special needs learners in easy-to-locate sections in each chapter. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Teaching Readers Of English

Author: John S. Hedgcock
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315465558
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A comprehensive manual for pre- and in-service ESL, EFL, and EIL educators who work with multilingual students at the secondary and postsecondary levels, this text balances insights from reading theory and research with highly practical, field-tested strategies for teaching and assessing second-language reading that educators can readily adopt and adapt to suit their contexts and student populations. Teaching Readers of English is a complete "go-to" source for teaching reading and promoting classroom and professional literacies in an increasingly digital world. Offering principled approaches and methods for planning and delivering effective L2 reading instruction, the text includes pedagogical features, such as questions for reflection, further reading and resources, and application activities to develop purposeful classroom reading lessons in a range of contexts. Changes in the Second Edition: Updated and revised chapters on formative and summative reading assessment, developing vocabulary knowledge and grammatical skill, and cultivating extensive reading and literary appreciation Updated information on institutional settings and reader demographics New pedagogical features in each chapter, including Chapter Summaries, Further Reading, Reflection and Review, and Application Activities A streamlined chapter sequence to enhance the text’s usability

Thinking Reading

Author: Dianne Murphy
Publisher: John Catt Educational
ISBN: 9781911382683
Size: 42.79 MB
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In their highly-accessible new book, James and Dianne Murphy combine more than 50 years of experience to provide teachers with a thorough, easy-to-use walk-through of the extensive research on reading and its effects on student achievement.

Teaching English Learners And Immigrant Students In Secondary Schools

Author: Christian Faltis
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131192416
Size: 32.68 MB
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This practical classroom resource helps teachers address the needs of students with non-parallel schooling, and immigrant English learners who are two or more years below grade level when they enter secondary school. It addresses standards and high stakes testing, arguing that teachers need specialized knowledge to assess English learners in literacy and academic content. This book also features an introduction to the theoretical reasons for the commitments, which are contextualized within historical and political developments within education programs for English learners. It then goes on to show how teachers can use the commitments in practice within real classroom settings for teaching English language arts, science, social studies, and math to English learners. --From publisher's description.

Reading And The High School Student

Author: Judith L. Irvin
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN:
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Now in its second edition, Reading and the High School Student presents the issues and trends for improving literacy learning in secondary schools. Perfect for both pre-service and in-service teachers, the book emphasizes classroom applications and offers solutions for the development of literacy programs at the school and district levels. Irvin, Buehl, and Klemp deliver a practical, concise, and balanced introduction to literacy topics, lending special attention to the needs of the struggling reader and the English language learner. The text includes a wealth of strategies with real classroom examples that teachers can implement in their own classrooms, making the book a valuable and handy reference. New features to this edition include: -Focus on adolescent literacy as addressed by No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and its consequences for high school students. -Myriad suggestions on how to close the achievement gap and ideas for tutoring. -Extensive coverage of multiple literacies and media literacy within the context of high school classes.

Secondary English Teacher Education In The United States

Author: Donna L. Pasternak
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350032034
Size: 45.16 MB
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Identifying key areas of teacher education that cross countries and disciplines, this book provides the first extensive research-based insight into how secondary English teachers are prepared at institutions of higher education in the United States of America (US) since the last major study in 1995. In the two decades since then, English teacher education programs have developed in contextually dependent ways that often have been driven by institutional, economic, social and political considerations. The authors provide an overview of their nationwide study of English teacher educators, which was conducted over a four-year period. They analyze the context under which teacher educators currently prepare pre-service English teachers in the US and support teacher educators in other countries to make comparisons to their own unique historical and cultural settings. The authors also offer a comprehensive evaluation of the content, practices and skills being taught to future teachers of English in university-based teacher preparation programs in the US. The book draws on evidence from a nationwide questionnaire, case studies of teacher educators in their respective programs, course syllabi and focus group interviews to focus on areas of instruction that resonate with teacher educators in countries where English is the dominant language of communication. These areas include: - field experiences - standards and assessment - teaching literacy to integrate reading and writing - working with English language learners to address cultural and linguistic diversity - new technologies in English education

Growing Readers

Author: Kathy Collins
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571103732
Size: 77.84 MB
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Primary-grade teachers face an important challenge: teaching children how to read while enabling them to build good habits so they fall in love with reading. Many teachers find the independent reading workshop to be the component of reading instruction that meets this challenge because it makes it possible to teach the reading skills and strategies children need and guides them toward independence, intention, and joy as readers. In Growing Readers, Kathy Collins helps teachers plan for independent reading workshops in their own classrooms. She describes the structure of the independent reading workshop and other components of a balanced literacy program that work together to ensure young students grow into strong, well-rounded readers. Kathy outlines a sequence of possible units of study for a yearlong curriculum. Chapters are devoted to the individual units of study and include a sample curriculum as well as examples of mini-lessons and reading conferences. There are also four “Getting Ready” sections that suggest some behind-the-scenes work teachers can do to prepare for the units. Topics explored in these units include: print and comprehension strategies; reading in genres such as poetry and nonfiction; connecting in-school reading and out-of-school reading; developing the strategies and habits of lifelong readers. A series of planning sheets and management tips are presented throughout to help ensure smooth implementation. We want our students to learn to read, and we want them to love to read. To do this we need to lay a foundation on which children build rich and purposeful reading lives that extend beyond the school day. The ideas found in Growing Readers create the kind of primary classrooms where that happens.

Teaching Secondary English

Author: Mark Pike
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761941644
Size: 70.80 MB
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The author shows how teachers can enable their students to acquire skills and knowledge, as well as to recognize the value of aesthetic experience and emotional literacy.