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Teaching Secondary English

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November 2003 | 198 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`What the book does extremely well is do describe the way things are in terms of the requirements of the Framework for Teaching English, the curriculum and the new specifications - and for this reason it is likely to be most useful to those contemplating English tech9ng in the maintained sector from outside - returnees, aspiring NQTs or those in the independent sector' - Times Educational Supplement

`Instead of taking us yet again on a tour through the four modalities of English, this book's tri-partite structure takes a refreshingly different approach by offering thought-provoking argument grounded in classroom practicality' - Nick McGuinn, University of York

Students' comments on

Teaching Secondary English:

`The book is written in clear, digestible terms, offering many practical ideas for teaching the key skills and the wide range of material encountered in the English classroom. .. It is the kind of book which can be dipped into, which is particularly useful for people who spend most of their time planning lessons!'

`Teaching Secondary English is a must for student teachers and NQTs. It is a clear, comprehensive and practical guidebook dealing not solely with theory and pedagogy, but with the very real issues facing new teachers today'

` It is clear that Teaching Secondary English, unlike so many textbooks on the subject, is written by someone with recent classroom experience and this helps the reader to trust and respect the advice it purports. I certainly feel it is grounded in practicalities not "pie in the sky" theory that will not work in most `real' classrooms!'

This book enables English teachers to implement change and rise to new challenges, while remaining true to an ethically and socially just position which provides the rationale for their vocation. The author describes and evaluates recent changes to English teaching brought about by initiatives such as the Literacy Strategy, the new `A' levels and the requirement to focus on spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Examples of innovative teaching and learning strategies are provided throughout.

The author helps teachers to foster keen readers, writers and communicators. He shows how they can enable their students to acquire skills and knowledge, as well as to recognize the value of aesthetic experience, emotional literacy and spiritual and moral response to literature in their own lives and in their communities.

This book is essential reading for PGCE students as well as practising teachers and all those involved in English in education.

 
PART ONE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE
 
The Art of Teaching English
 
`Operational' Lesson Planning
 
`Metre' Reading
Assessment in English

 
 
English Teachers' Professional Development
 
PART TWO: TEACHING THE ENGLISH CURRICULUM
 
Literature and Literacy at Key Stage 3
 
Teaching GCSE English and English Literature
 
Teaching English 16-18
Advanced Level

 
 
PART THREE: CHALLENGING ENGLISH
 
Making Meaning
The Media, ICT and Drama

 
 
Differentiation and the Individual
Gender, Ethnicity and Special Needs

 
 
Firing the Canon
 
Popularizing Poetry
 
Spiritual and Moral Development Through English

`Instead of taking us yet again on a tour through the four modalities of English, this book's tri-partite structure takes a refreshingly different approach by offering thought-provoking argument grounded in classroom practicality' - Nick McGuinn, University of York

Students' comments on

Teaching Secondary English:

`The book is written in clear, digestible terms, offering many practical ideas for teaching the key skills and the wide range of material encountered in the English classroom. .. It is the kind of book which can be dipped into, which is particularly useful for people who spend most of their time planning lessons!'

`Teaching Secondary English is a must for student teachers and NQTs. It is a clear, comprehensive and practical guidebook dealing not solely with theory and pedagogy, but with the very real issues facing new teachers today'

` It is clear that Teaching Secondary English, unlike so many textbooks on the subject, is written by someone with recent classroom experience and this helps the reader to trust and respect the advice it purports. I certainly feel it is grounded in practicalities not "pie in the sky" theory that will not work in most `real' classrooms!'


This book is informative and organised very well, I have used a great many idea out of it, I would recommend for trainee teachers and NQTs

Mrs Debbie Louise Martinson
English, North Lindsey College
February 19, 2017

Not up to date enough

Mrs Amanda Brougham
Education , Birmingham City University
February 11, 2014

This has been helpful for both new and exsisting tutors delivering English lessons of varying levels. Informative and insightful, with some interesting ideas.

Mrs Michelle Grainger
Sheffield Centre, LifeSkills
November 20, 2013

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