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Teaching English

Teaching English

First Edition

March 2009 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Reflective practice is at the heart of effective teaching, and this book helps you develop into a reflective teacher of English. Everything you need is here: guidance on developing your analysis and self-evaluation skills, advice on assessing pupils’ progress effectively; and examples of how experienced teachers deliver successful lessons.

The book shows you how to plan lessons, how to manage behaviour and use ICT in English and how to make good use of resources. Each chapter contains points for reflection, which encourage you to break off from your reading and think about the challenging questions that you face as a new teacher.

The book comes with access to a companion website,, where you will find:

- Videos of real lessons so you can see the skills discussed in the text in action
- Links to a range of sites that provide useful additional support
- Extra planning and resource materials.

If you are training to teach English this book will help you to improve your classroom performance, by providing you with practical advice, but also by helping you to think in depth about the key issues. It also provides examples of the research evidence that is needed in academic work at Masters’ level.
How to Use the Book
Phil Rigby
English Teachers and English Teaching PHIL RIGBY
Carol Evans
Planning for Learning CAROL EVANS
Peter Woolnough
More Than One Way to Teach a Lesson PETER WOOLNOUGH
Lynne Warham
Managing Learning, Managing Learners LYNNE WARHAM
Alyson Midgley
Monitoring Performance and Securing Progress ALYSON MIDGLEY
Phil Rigby
Teaching Different Pupils, Teaching Different Abilities PHIL RIGBY
Peter Woolnough
Catering for an Assessment-Driven Curriculum PETER WOOLNOUGH
Carol Evans
PSHE: Developing the Whole Child Through English CAROL EVANS
Lynne Warham
Using ICT in English LYNNE WARHAM
Carol Evans and Peter Woolnough

'My entry into the teaching profession would have been a whole lot easier if I'd had access to this text. This book is both informative and deeply sane. Intelligent, practical and eminently sensible, and it will help to guide many a beginning teacher through their first few years in the profession -
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