English Teacher's Survival Guide

English Teacher's Survival Guide : Ready-to-use Techniques and Materials for Grades 7-12

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For both new and experienced English teachers, grades 7 through 12, here is a unique time-saver and problem-solver packed with tested techniques and materials to assist you in virtually every aspect of your job, from dealing with discipline problems and handling paperwork, to teaching the writing process. Included are 175 easy-to-use strategies, lessons, and checklists for effective classroom management, and over 50 reproducible samples that you can adopt immediately for planning, evaluation, or assignments. The Guide helps you create a classroom that reflects the excitement for learning that every English teacher desires.show more

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 208.28 x 274.32 x 17.78mm | 861.82g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Ill.
  • 0130456810
  • 9780130456816
  • 1,473,376

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For both new and experienced English teachers, grades 7 through 12, here is a unique time-saver and problem-solver packed with tested techniques and materials to assist you in virtually every aspect of your job, from dealing with discipline problems and handling paperwork, to teaching the writing process. Included are 175 easy-to-use strategies, lessons, and checklists for effective classroom management, and over 50 reproducible samples that you can adopt immediately for planning, evaluation, or assignments. The "Guide "helps you create a classroom that reflects the excitement for learning that every English teacher desires. It will also show you how to practice the art of teaching English effectively and leave labor-intensive ways behind by...devising a fair grading system...creating a positive design for discipline...delegating tasks to students that can become learning experiences for them and time savers for you...arranging the room for efficient classroom management...and more. For your convenience, the materials are printed in a big 8-1/4" x 11" lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. In addition to scores of specific activities for reading and writing activities, the "Guide" includes: techniques for integrating the teaching of speaking, listening, writing, and literature, a plan for managing and monitoring cooperative learning activities from determining group size to evaluating group work and grading projects, steps for creating a master plan, individual units and daily lessons with guidance on team teaching, and advice on how to reach the learning diabled students who are mainstreamed into your classroom For both new and experienced English teachers, grades 7 through 12, here is a unique time-saver and problem-solver packed with tested techniques and materials to assist you in virtually every aspect of your job, from dealing with discipline problems and handling paperwork, to teaching the writing process. Included are 175 easy-to-use strategies, lessons, and checklists for effective classroom management, and over 50 reproducible samples that you can adopt immediately for planning, evaluation, or assignments. The "Guide "helps you create a classroom that reflects the excitement for learning that every English teacher desires. It will also show you how to practice the art of teaching English effectively and leave labor-intensive ways behind by...devising a fair grading system...creating a positive design for discipline...delegating tasks to students that can become learning experiences for them and time savers for you...arranging the room for efficient classroom management...and more. For your convenience, the materials are printed in a big 8-1/4" x 11" lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. In addition to scores of specific activities for reading and writing activities, the "Guide" includes: With this resource you will gain the perspective of a master teacher in working with students as well as others-- parents, colleagues, substitute teachers, administrators, and community resources-- and regain or maintain the idealism that originally caused you to become a teacher.show more

Table of contents

About this resource; CHAPTER I- Beginning the School Year; Designing a lesson for day one; Learning still more about your students; Helping students to know one another; CHAPTER II- Managing your classroom; Arranging the room; Planning for books, paper, and equipment; Planning efficient classroom; Devising a fair grading system; CHAPTER III- Creating a master plan, individuals units, and daily lessons; Designing a year-long course; Planning teaching units; Creating daily lessons plans; Team planning and teaching; Planning for mainstreamed students; CHAPTER IV- Designing, monitoring, and grading cooperative learning activities; Designing group activities; Monitoring and evaluating cooperative group work; Grading cooperative group projects; CHAPTER V- Teaching writing; Teaching the writing process; Managing your writing classroom; Using mini-lessons; Sharing student writing: presenting and publishing; Evaluating and grading student writing; Designing assignments for a variety of formats; CHAPTER VI- Teaching reading and literature; Approaches to the teaching of literature; Selecting texts for students readers; Planning for readers' responses; Evaluating, testing, and grading; CHAPTER VII- Teaching listening and speaking; Teaching listening and speaking; Conversing with one person; Conversing in small groups; Conversing in large groups; Presenting individual speeches; CHAPTER VIII- Working with others; Working with parents; Working with teachers and administrators; Working with community resources; CHAPTER IX- Avoiding burnout: becoming a more effective teacher; Staying healthy and fit; Becoming a more effective teacher.show more

About M. Brandvik

Mary Lou Brandvik was graduated summa cum laude from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, with a B.A. in English and art. She also earned a Masters degree from the University of Illinois. Ms. Brandvik has taught in public schools in Illinois and Minnesota, as well as at Bemidji State University in Minnesota. She was named the 1988 Teacher of the Year of the Bemidji Pubic Schools and in 1991 received the Lila B. Wallace Teacher-Scholar Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is also the author of Writing Process Activities Kit published by The Center for Applied Research in Education.show more

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