Bridging English

Bridging English, 6th edition

  • Joseph O. Milner, 
  • Lucy F. Milner, 
  • Joan F. Mitchell

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Bridging English captures what you need to know in order to enter today’s secondary English classrooms with confidence, while engaging students with purposeful, dynamic lessons. Containing the latest developments in the field, this text will serve as the anchor reference source in your professional library.

Published by Pearson (January 1st 2021) - Copyright © 2017

ISBN-13: 9780137413744

Subject: Literacy

Category: Reading / Writing Methods (Secondary)

Table of contents

Brief Table of Contents
1. Envisioning English
2. Designing Instruction
3. Centering on Language
4. Developing an Oral Foundation
5. Responding to Literature
6. Celebrating Poetry
7. Unlocking Texts
8. Engaging Drama
9. Assaying Nonfiction
10. Making Media Matter
11. Inspiring Writing
12. Enabling Writing
13. Evaluating Learning
14. Planning Lessons
15. Becoming a Complete Teacher

Detailed Table of Contents
1. Envisioning English: Initial Definitions; A Brief History; Challenges of Teaching English in the Twenty-first Century; Core Beliefs; Individual Decisions; Conclusion
2. Designing Instruction: The Nature of Learners; The Learning Process; Four Organizational; Structures; Layering the Four Approaches; Learning with Technology; Conclusion
3. Centering on Language: Consciousness; The story of the English Language; The Study of; Language: Linguistics; The Instructional Debate; Language Instruction; Conclusion
4. Developing an Oral Foundation: Classroom Talking and Listening; Oral Language Activities; Creative Drama; Alternative Oral Strategies; Evaluating Oral Strategies; Evaluating Oracy; Conclusion
5. Responding to Literature: What Is Literature? Why Read Literature? Three Phases of the Teaching; Cycle: Enter, Explore, Extend; Four Stages of Reading Literature; Reader Response; Interpretive; Community; Formal Analysis; Critical Synthesis; Conclusion
6. Celebrating Poetry: Finding Poetry; Forging Poetry; Discerning Poetry; Probing Poetry; Placing; Poetry; Resources; Conclusion
7. Unlocking Texts: Teaching Reading; Talking the Classics; Challenging the Canon; Teaching; Noncanonical and Canonical Texts; Censorship; Conclusion
8. Engaging Drama: Enter, Explore, and Extend Drama Worlds; Teaching Shakespeare; Conclusion
9. Assaying Nonfiction: Why Teach Nonfiction? Nonfiction Genres in the Classroom; Nonfiction in the Fiction Classroom; Conclusion
10. Making Media Matter: Produce: Students As Creators; Receive: Students as Listeners and Viewers; Examine: Students as Anthropologists and Literary Critics; Critique: Students as Media; Critics; Conclusion
11. Inspiring Writing: A National Writing Report Card; Core Beliefs about Language and Writing Instruction; Developmental Tasks; Process Model; Writing Workshops; Portfolios; Authentic; Assessment
12. Enabling Writing: Four Basic Needs; Collaborative Writing; Environmental Journalism; Journal Writing; Write to Learn; Sentence Combining; Vocabulary Growth; Research Alternatives; Elemental Variation; Lit. Write; Collaborative Authors; Apprentice Writing; Summary of Research About Writing; Conclusion
13. Evaluating Learning: Standardized Tests; Grading and Evaluation; Alternative Methods of; Evaluation; Evaluating Knowledge and Response to Literature; Evaluating Writing; Alternative Grading Choices; Critique of Traditional Grading; Conclusion
14. Planning Lessons: Lesson Planning Models; Unit Planning; Curriculum Planning: Variables in Any Planning/Constant Classroom Structures and Concerns; Conclusion
15. Becoming a Complete Teacher: Defining Yourself as a Teacher; Building Public Trust; Promoting Professional Growth; Professional Leadership; Conclusion


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