Teaching Reading in the Secondary Schools

Author: Geoff Dean

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136633928

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Being able to read well is one of the most important literacy requirements in our society. It is fundamental to almost all secondary school subjects and the English programme in particular. The new Key Stage 3 focus on teaching reading compels us to find exciting ways to engage young people with texts that they will continue with and develop themselves. This book outlines several approaches to reading which challenge former classroom practices. It is through these approaches that all students - from reluctant boys to the most able of either gender - can continue to grow as readers and develop their readiness to seek meaning in texts. This second edition adds to the original ideas in Geoff Dean's first book and includes new methods of teaching reading, including "guided reading" and using increased grammatical student knowledge.
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Supporting Readers in Secondary Schools

What Every Secondary Teacher Needs to Know about Teaching Reading and Phonics

Author: Wendy Jolliffe,David Waugh,Jayne Stead,Sue Beverton

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473905559

Category: Education

Page: 128

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Supporting Readers in Secondary Schools Are you a secondary school teacher who needs to know about phonics and teaching reading? Then this book is for you. There are lots of books on teaching phonics but most are written to support primary teachers. This book is written specifically for secondary teachers working with children who need support with reading. There are loads of case studies from secondary schools and useful tips on teaching strategies and ideas for resources. It covers the phonics subject knowledge you need to know as a secondary teacher and gives guidance on planning and methods of assessment. It also explores a range of intervention programmes and resources to give you comprehensive support in teaching reading. Linked to the Teachers’ Standards.
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Readers, Teachers, Learners

Expanding Literacy Across the Content Areas

Author: William G. Brozo,Michele L. Simpson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130978554

Category: Education

Page: 496

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Brozo (U. of Tennessee) and Simpson (U. of Georgia) assert that teachers of all subjects can create engaging learning environments in which readers and learners use literacy for personal pleasure, as a tool for academic achievement, and to expand critical consciousness. They revise earlier editions
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A Case for Teaching Literature in the Secondary School

Why Reading Fiction Matters in an Age of Scientific Objectivity and Standardization

Author: Janet Alsup

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317585038

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

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Taking a close look at the forces that affect English education in schools—at the ways literature, cognitive science, the privileging of the STEM disciplines, and current educational policies are connected—this timely book counters with a strong argument for the importance of continuing to teach literature in middle and secondary classrooms. The case is made through critical examination of the ongoing "culture wars" between the humanities and the sciences, recent research in cognitive literary studies demonstrating the power of narrative reading, and an analysis of educational trends that have marginalized literature teaching in the U.S., including standards-based and scripted curricula. The book is distinctive in presenting both a synthesis of arguments for literary study in the middle and high school and sample lesson plans from practicing teachers exemplifying how literature can positively influence adolescents’ intellectual, emotional, and social selves.
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Teaching English

A Handbook for Primary and Secondary School Teachers

Author: Andrew Goodwyn,Jane Branson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113431034X

Category: Education

Page: 240

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This handbook provides a comprehensive introduction to teaching English in primary and secondary schools. It brings together the latest standards with authoritative guidance, ensuring that readers feel confident about how to approach their teaching. It explores the context of the subject of English and brings readers up-to-date with key developments, placing the English curriculum in the context of whole school literacy issues. It introduces readers to key areas such as: planning and classroom management assessment, recording and reporting information and communication technology equal opportunities, special needs and differentiation English/literacy and whole school issues personal and professional early career development. This practical book gives new English teachers a solid and dependable introduction to teaching the subject. Many of the contributors are practising classroom teachers with enormous experience to draw on. The book is grounded in the realities of teaching and offers practical and relevant advice as well as plenty of ideas to stimulate thinking and teaching.
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Reading to Learn in Secondary Classrooms

Increasing Comprehension and Understanding

Author: Daniel M. Perna,Sarah F. Mahurt

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412956123

Category: Education

Page: 113

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Covering various disciplines and accompanied by classroom examples, these strategies help secondary teachers improve students’ content learning and literacy skills before, during, and after reading.
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Secondary School Literacy Instruction

Author: Betty Roe,Nancy J. Kolodziej,Barbara Stoodt-Hill,Paul C. Burns

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133938965

Category: Education

Page: 480

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Well known for its detailed and practical explanations of reading, writing, and study strategies, SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY INSTRUCTION is required reading for all non-literacy teaching majors. Its motivational pedagogy especially appeals to pre-service teachers, who quickly realize that the text will help them improve their students' progress. Two hallmark chapters on content area teaching have brought this text wide acclaim for its unique application of literacy and study skills in all secondary subject areas. The text also is recognized for its proven pedagogy, including Meeting the Challenge, which puts ideas into classroom practice, and Focus on English Language Learners and Focus on Struggling Readers, which highlight important applications for these special needs learners in easy-to-locate sections in each chapter. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools

A Reader

Author: Linda Haggarty

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415260695

Category: Education

Page: 279

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A companion to Aspects of Teaching Secondary Mathematics, this book introduces and explores the contemporary issues and key ideas entailed in the teaching and learning of this subject. This book is concerned with exploring the bigger picture of mathematics education, and is aimed particularly at those learning to teach mathematics; teachers in the classroom who want to continue thinking and developing as mathematics teachers; and those concerned with education who would like to be better informed about mathematics education. Divided into seven sections to help structure reading, this book offers a completely up-to-date, comprehensive overview, written by the most-known, well-respected experts in the field.
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Teaching English in Secondary Schools

Author: John Gordon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473918421

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This book is an indispensable guide for anyone training to become a secondary English teacher. It provides an overview of the main topics taught in schools, informed by good teaching practice drawn from the classroom and supported by research and theory, and engages with the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum for England. Each chapter is based around a ‘lesson feedback’ case study informed by real classroom observations combined with research findings to explore and analyse what underpins high quality English teaching. Coverage includes: · Encouraging a love of reading in your classroom · How to teach effective writing for pleasure and for information · Developing students’ grammar, vocabulary and spoken English · Inspiring teaching using drama, poetry and Shakespeare · Intelligent use of media and new literacies in teaching This is essential reading on all secondary English initial teacher education courses, including school-based (SCITT, School Direct, Teach First), university-based (PGCE) and employment-based routes into teaching.
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Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School

A companion to school experience

Author: Jon Davison,Caroline Daly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317700031

Category: Education

Page: 258

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How do you approach teaching English in the contemporary classroom? What is expected of a would-be English teacher? The fourth edition of this best-selling text combines theory and practice to present an indispensable introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching English in the secondary classroom. It offers insight into the history, policies and definitions surrounding the subject, together with innovative and practical strategies which can be used for effective teaching and learning. Already a major text for many university teacher education courses, the new edition reflects the extent and impact of current reforms whilst retaining its focus on what is of enduring value for English teaching. With an emphasis on developing your own values and on stimulating approaches that underpin English teaching, it will help you navigate your way through changing curriculum requirements, assessment practice and the demands of professional development. Key topics explored include: Reading, writing and speaking and listening Teaching language and grammar Drama in English teaching Poetry Working with digital technologies Post-16 English language and literature Developing as a critically reflective practitioner. Written particularly with the new and student teacher in mind, Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School aims to equip readers with the tools to make critically informed judgements about how to teach, develop principled practice and most importantly, be mindful of pupils and their experience of English in the secondary classroom.
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Improving Low-Reading Ages in the Secondary School

Practical Strategies for Learning Support

Author: Paul Blum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134332181

Category: Education

Page: 124

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This highly practical guide shows how learning support teachers and assistants can work effectively with secondary school pupils who are struggling with their reading. It relates directly to the working practices of teachers, steering them through issues such as: assessing the low-age reader working with reading withdrawal groups finding and creating resources for low-age readers constructing spelling strategies to support reading understanding the emotional dimension to being a poor reader how to effectively involve parents. Paul Blum offers valuable advice on how to make challenging mainstream subject textbooks accessible to low-aged readers and help on where to find good free resources as well as commercial materials to suit them. Exploring the vital relationship between the mainstream and learning support function, he also outlines the ways in which the two can be harnessed to make a significant difference to reading improvement.
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Teaching Modern Foreign Languages in Secondary Schools

A Reader

Author: Ann Swarbrick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136415777

Category: Education

Page: 336

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A companion to Aspects of Teaching Secondary Modern Foreign Languages, this book charts developments during the past few decades of reform in MFL teaching, considering the origins of these reforms and analysing their impact on the classroom. The reader is divided into four sections: 'Controversies and disagreements' is an overview of changes to MFL teaching and learning during the last thirty years; 'MFL, schools and society' looks at the role of MFL in a wider social and educational context; 'Developing strategy' looks at how more effective MFL teaching might be achieved; 'Research and the MFL teacher' looks at the implications for classroom practice of recent research into MFL teaching and Learning.
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Teaching and Learning in Lower Secondary Schools in the Era of PISA and TIMSS

Author: Kirsti Klette,Ole K. Bergem,Astrid Roe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319173022

Category: Education

Page: 193

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This book explores teaching and learning in lower secondary classrooms in the three PISA domains science, mathematics and reading. Based on extensive video documentation from science, math and reading classrooms in Norwegian secondary schooling, it analyzes how offered and experienced teaching and learning opportunities in these three subject areas support students’ learning. The in-depth investigations of video documentation are combined with analysis of the Norwegian PISA results in order to understand how teaching and learning in science, mathematics and reading can be improved. Recent reviews indicate that instructional practice does make a difference to students learning - and is more important than other factors including students’ socioeconomic background, class size, classroom climate, and teachers’ experience and formal training. This book opens the discussion on a European basis about contemporary challenges in teaching and learning in secondary schooling. Norway as a test bed is particularly interesting due to its long tradition with national curricula, and its unitary and non- streamed structure. Furthermore, ideas of educational progressivism and students’ active ways of working (such as individualized teaching, adapted teaching, inquiry based teaching etc.) have for a long time been actively promoted within Norwegian educational policies. The book draws on analyses that combine expertise in psychometrics and video-based micro genetic classroom studies with expertise in domain-specific instruction (math, science and reading). It feeds the conversation how issues of communication patterns are dealt with and made productive within different instructional formats, and presents possibilities to compare and analyze instructional formats and discursive practices for students’ learning.​
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Teaching Music in the Secondary School

Author: David Bray

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435809225

Category: Education, Secondary

Page: 210

View: 8465

This practical handbook offers up-to-date information on the issues relevant to teaching music in secondary schools.
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Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary School

A companion to school experience

Author: Mary Biddulph,David Lambert,David Balderstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317674898

Category: Education

Page: 362

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Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary School has become the widely recommended textbook for student and new teachers of geography. It helps you acquire a deeper understanding of the role, purpose and potential of geography within the secondary curriculum, and provides the practical skills needed to design, teach and evaluate stimulating and challenging lessons. It is grounded in the notion of social justice and the idea that all students are entitled to a high quality geography education. The very practical dimension provides you with support structures through which you can begin to develop your own philosophy of teaching, and debate key questions about the nature and purpose of the subject in school. Fully revised and updated in light of extensive changes to the curriculum, as well as to initial teacher education, the new edition considers the current debates around what we mean by geographical knowledge, and what’s involved in studying at Masters level. Key chapters explore the fundamentals of teaching and learning geography: Why we teach and what to teach Understanding and planning the curriculum Effective pedagogy Assessment Developing and using resources Fieldwork and outdoor learning Values in school geography Professional development Intended as a core textbook and written with university and school-based initial teacher education in mind, Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary school is essential reading for all those who aspire to become effective, reflective teachers. Praise for previous editions of Learning to Teach Geography in the Secondary School... 'This is a practical and visionary book, as well as being superbly optimistic. It has as much to offer the experienced teacher as the novice and could be used to reinvigorate geography departments everywhere. Practical activities and ideas are set within a carefully worked out, authoritative, conceptual framework.' - The Times Educational Supplement 'This is a modern, powerful, relevant and comprehensive work...a standard reference for many beginning teachers on geography initial teacher training courses.' - Educational Review
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Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools

Five Simple-to-Follow Strategies

Author: Elaine K. McEwan

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412924359

Category: Education

Page: 199

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This second edition enhances the "five big ideas" for raising reading achievement with seven cognitive strategies and more than twenty "teaching for learning" tips for daily instruction.
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