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Developing Literacy in the Secondary Classroom

Developing Literacy in the Secondary Classroom

First Edition

May 2017 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Today’s secondary classrooms are increasingly diverse places and skilled English teachers need to be able to develop flexible teaching strategies that can be adapted to best serve diverse learners with divergent needs. This textbook for pre-service teachers gives them pragmatic guidance on the major aspects of literacy teaching, and how to draw insight research and apply it in diverse classrooms.

 Key coverage includes:

·         The fundamental aspects of teaching reading and writing to adolescent learners.

·         How to intelligently select and use literature with secondary students.

·         Multi-literacies and the use of technology in English teaching.

·         Assessment strategies for the classroom.

·         Teaching techniques for developing reading comprehension.

This is essential reading for anyone training to teach English in secondary classrooms, and for recently qualified teachers looking to sharpen their practice.

Chapter 1: What is literacy for today’s young people?
Chapter 2: The adolescent learner and language
Chapter 3: Diverse learners and literacy
Chapter 4: Collaboration and peer support
Chapter 5: School, family and community partnerships
Chapter 6: Multiliteracies and multimodalities
Chapter 7: The teaching of reading
Chapter 8: Reading comprehension
Chapter 9: The teaching of writing
Chapter 10: Adolescent literacy and literature
Chapter 11: Digital literacies
Chapter 12: Assessment

Developing Literacy in the Secondary Classroom is an accessible and comprehensive guide to a wide-range of topics relating to literacy, learning and assessment. Taking a learner-centred approach with discussion questions and activities that encourage reflection on key issues and topics covered in each chapter, this is a book that will appeal to teachers and researchers looking for a clear, well-referenced and very practical guide to the field.

Marcello Giovanelli
Aston University

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