Teaching English Through Principled Practice
For undergraduate or graduate courses in Methods of Teaching Secondary School English/Language Arts.Written in a conversational style that easily engages readers, this topical text focuses on the design of integrated instructional units that include goals, materials, assessments, daily lessons, and activities. Unit designs are presented in the context of broader issues in which the settings of teaching affect the way people learn to think about teaching English. Unlike competing texts that only provide general coverage of unit design, the highlight of this text is its emphasis on procedures for designing instructional units in 4-6 weeks.
- Paperback | 459 pages
- 192.5 x 232.7 x 22.4mm | 734.83g
- 29 Apr 2001
- Pearson Education (US)
- Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
Table of contents
1. Principles of Practice. I. PRINCIPLES OF PLANNING. 2. Getting Started: Basics of Unit Design. 3. What Students Know and What Schools Assess. 4. Planning Backwards: How Endpoints Suggest Pathways. 5. Setting and Assessing Unit Goals. 6. Refining the Unit Focus. 7. Introductory Activities: Gateway to the Unit Concepts. 8. The Construction Zone: Building Toward Unit Goals. II. LIFE IN CLASSROOMS. 9. Setting Up Your Classroom. 10. How Ways of Talking Affect Ways of Learning. 11. Multimedia Composing with a Big Tool Kit. 12. Building Body Biographies. III. RETHINKING THE CURRICULUM. 13. Rethinking the Curriculum from a Multicultural Perspective. 14. Rethinking Character Education. 15. Rethinking Standards for Teaching English. Afterword: Theory in Practice. References. Appendix A: Texts for Thematic Units. Appendix B: Courtroom Case Study. Appendix C: Role-Playing Peer-Response Groups. Index. About the Author.