The Complete Guide to Becoming an English Teacher

The Complete Guide to Becoming an English Teacher

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Praise for the previous edition:



'This is a text that should accompany every student teacher of English and find its way on to the shelf of all practising teachers. This book excited me. It is written in a style that makes you want to try out activities and take up challenges. This book will encourage the student teacher to embrace the subject of English along with its associated values and debates' - ESCalate





`If I was training to teach English today, this is the book I would want - an extraordinarily professional handbook of good practice ' - Geoff Barton, Times Educational Supplement, Teacher Magazine





This essential companion for aspiring secondary English teachers has been extensively reworked to help students meet the very latest professional and academic standards, while also equipping them with the knowledge and skills they will need for the beginning of their teaching career.





Focusing on the essentials needed to be a successful English teacher, the authors combine subject knowledge with ideas, examples and approaches for creating an effective, vibrant learning environment, and real examples of lesson plans and schemes of work. Each chapter clearly links practice to theoretical and critical perspectives on teaching, making this an ideal text for students working towards M-level credits or a Masters in Teaching and Learning.





There are also brand new chapters which explore in greater depth specific areas of contention and challenging issues, including:





- Diversities, including global perspectives on teaching English


- The application and implications of using ICT


- Multi-agency provision in personalising learning


- Research methodologies


- Transition from the training year and the first year as a teacher





The latest requirements for Qualified Teacher Status are clearly signposted throughout, and activities at the end of each chapter help to reinforce knowledge and encourage reflection. Written by a team of highly respected authors, this new edition should be on every secondary English student's bookshelf.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 22.86mm | 680g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1847872891
  • 9781847872890
  • 463,739

Table of contents

Introduction: The Book and How to Use It - Stephen Clarke and Paul Dickinson
PART ONE: HISTORIES, IDEOLOGIES AND VALUES OF ENGLISH
Developments in English - Paul Dickinson
Planning and Progression - Jo Westbrook
Assessment - Stephen Clarke
Diversities within English: An Inclusive Approach - Jo Westbrook
Personalized Learning and Multi-Agency Working - Louise Gazeley
PART TWO: LANGUAGE, USE AND VARIETIES
Speaking and Listening - Julia Sutherland
English Language, Grammar and Functional English - Stephen Clarke
Spelling - Stephen Clarke
Teaching Multilingual Classrooms - Jenny Verney
PART THREE: READERS, WRITERS AND TEXTS
Developing Reading in the English Classroom - Val Fraser
Wider Reading - Jo Westbrook
Writing - Julia Sutherland and Jeff Wilkinson
Teaching Poetry - Stephen Clarke
PART FOUR: DRAMA, MEDIA AND SHAKESPEARE
Introducing Media: Multimodal Texts in English - Keith Perera
English and ICT - Paul Dickinson and Guy Merchant
Doing Drama - Mick Connell
Shakespeare - Stephen Clarke
PART FIVE: ENGLISH 14 -19
Critical Literacy and Literary Theory - John Moss
AS/A2 English Language - Matthew Beggs
AS/A2 English Literature - Nick Hall
PART SIX: DEVELOPING AND RESEARCHING PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Research Methodologies for the English Classroom - Jo Westbrook
Comparative Perspectives and Pedagogies - Naureen Durrani (with Nazneen Shah), Robinah Kyeyune, Peter Williamson and Jo Westbrook
First Steps of the Newly Qualified English Teacher - Paul Dickinson and Naomi Key
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Review quote

All in all, I would thoroughly recommend the book for both less and more experienced teachers. Sida-Nicholls is to be congratulated on achieving the near-impossible, a concise but readable book on how to teach English successfully within the current school climate. -- Francis Gilbert * NATE ITE Committee *
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