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Secondary English and Literacy
A Guide for Teachers

First Edition


December 2003 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`Potential readers will want to know why they should buy this rather than any of the other books currently available about teaching secondary English. The answer, I would suggest, is that it is a reassuring, dependable introductory guide to professional practice...and its encouragement to arouse curiosity about language' - English Drama Media

`This is an excellent text. It's a very useful, easily accessible, up-to-date addition to the English teacher-training market... very appealing and ahead of any other books in this area' - Bernadette Fitzgerald, PGCE Secondary English Course Leader University of West of England

Are you following one of the "non-traditional" routes into English and literacy teaching? Are you looking for a book to accompany your studies on your one-year Teacher Training course? Or have you been teaching secondary English for a while and want to revisit the ideas that engaged you so enthusiastically when you were training?

This book encourages readers to become the best kind of secondary English teacher. The authors engage in practical applications of ideas and approaches, and present a rigorous and informed view of the subject, that is at the same time professionally and practically focused. Based on theorized and researched understandings of the essential nature of language and texts, the authors put forward a view of the subject which connects with current trends in the teaching of English and literacy.

Whether it is used as a main or companion text, or for self-study, this book offers exciting perspectives on the teaching of English and literacy.

The authors are a team of experienced English teachers who are now university tutors. They have worked successfully with trainee secondary English teachers over many years.

 
Introduction
English and Literacy

 
 
Language Study
 
Investigating Grammar
 
Writing
 
Reading and Literature
 
Oracy in English
 
Drama in English
 
Media in English
 
ICT in English
 
The Future of English

`This is an excellent text. It's a very useful, easily accessible, up-to-date addition to the English teacher-training market... very appealing and ahead of any other books in this area' - Bernadette Fitzgerald, PGCE Secondary English Course Leader University of West of England


This book is very useful for both trainee teachers and qualified teachers. It very clear and easy to use. Some really good ideas to embed ict into a English lesson. I have also used some of the ideas from the media section in my lessons

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

This book is extremely useful for embedding English into lessons and drawing upon that in more detail. The criteria covered is useful across the board, however I find it particularly useful for my lower level learners as I use elements of this book within lessons to reinforce English functional skills.

Miss Sunnie Sian
Health & Social Care, Tresham Institute
November 15, 2016

The guidance here is clear and supportive - it would be even better if if were reflecting on the current educational landscape. As it stands I think chapters will be useful on study days as long as we can apply to current contexts in schools.

Mrs Amanda Brougham
Education , Birmingham City University
November 10, 2013

A useful addition to other texts providing an overview of secondary English teaching. This will join our list of recommended reading in this area, which students find particularly useful as pre-course reading allowing them to begin thinking about key issues across the English curriculum. The focus on literacy issues is also timely.

Karen Lockney
Faculty of Education (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
April 30, 2012

The book is very structured and very easy to follow.

Miss Catherine Flint
Educational Foundations , Tameside College
January 12, 2012

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