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English in Middle and Secondary Classrooms, 1st edition

  • Kedrick James
  • Teresa M. Dobson
  • Carl Leggo

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

1st edition

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Overview

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

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

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