English In Middle And Secondary Classrooms

Paperback | October 1, 2012

byKedrick James, Teresa M. Dobson, Carl Leggo

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English in Middle and Secondary Classrooms: Creative and Critical Advice from Canada’s Teacher Educators presents a variety of teaching strategies and resources to help educators create relevant and rewarding English classes. It covers numerous short essays on a wide variety of topics written by contributors from across Canada and from a variety of teaching backgrounds. The authors offer practical pedagogical suggestions, theoretical frames, anecdotal experiences, and background resources to plan and deliver engaging English lessons. Reflecting the current areas of concern in ELA education, each reading highlights the many possibilities for enhancing creativity and critical engagement in classroom activities, adjusting to rapid changes in technology, how to best incorporate diverse student needs, and assessing with standardized testing.

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English in Middle and Secondary Classrooms: Creative and Critical Advice from Canada’s Teacher Educators presents a variety of teaching strategies and resources to help educators create relevant and rewarding English classes. It covers numerous short essays on a wide variety of topics written by contributors from across Canada and from...

Kedrick James is a professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia.   Teresa Dobson is a professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia.   Carl Leggo is a professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at th...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.3 × 7.05 × 0.55 inPublished:October 1, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132963477

ISBN - 13:9780132963473

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Table of Contents

Preface

About the Authors

About the Contributors

 

Introduction

 

Part I: Including Diverse Learners

          Indignity and Community

          Multilingualism

          Gender and Sexuality

 

Part II: Engaging Diverse Knowledge Frameworks

          New Literacies and Learning

          Visual Media

          Online Worlds and Opportunities

 

Part III: Inspiring Imagination and Creativity

          Literacies and Mind

          Being and Reading Canadian

          Engaging Adolescent Readers

 

Part IV: Exploring Processes and Products of Learning

          Roots of Learning

          Expressing Understanding

          Changing Modes of Expression

          Assessing and Shaping Progress

Editorial Reviews

“I found the text to be very compatible with the work we do in our professional development program. It seems to be more about dealing with diverse students in general, than in actual methods in teaching English. I found it adaptable to all subjects. The strength and focus of the book is about attitude towards the “other”… It brings to light important ideas that need to be addressed by educators everywhere.” --Carolyn Mamchur, Simon Fraser University   “The pieces offered in this text offer good springboards for discussion on topics that are relevant to teaching in today’s L.A. classrooms…it [the text] offers a good overview of current issues and in most of the pieces, a well-considered and well-referenced response to the question posed. A strength of this text is the collection of relevant references for each issue discussed…” --Kathryn Noel, University of Manitoba