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English in Middle and Secondary Classrooms, 1st edition

  • Kedrick James
  • Teresa M. Dobson
  • Carl Leggo
English in Middle and Secondary Classrooms

ISBN-13:  9780132963473


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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.

Table of contents


About the Authors

About the Contributors




Part I: Including Diverse Learners

          Indignity and Community


          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

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Published by Pearson Canada (October 1st 2012) - Copyright © 2013