Situations: A Casebook of Virtual Realities for the English Teacher / Edition 1

Situations: A Casebook of Virtual Realities for the English Teacher / Edition 1

by Mark Larson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0867093455

ISBN-13: 2900867093451

Pub. Date: 11/21/1994

Publisher: Heinemann

In this book, Wagner and Larson give teachers a chance to practice strategies through "virtual reality." Each chapter opens with a vivid situation drawn from real-life experience, offering readers the opportunity to think about how they would or do respond to difficult day-to-day dilemmas, such as the student who reveals in her journal that she and a friend are doing

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In this book, Wagner and Larson give teachers a chance to practice strategies through "virtual reality." Each chapter opens with a vivid situation drawn from real-life experience, offering readers the opportunity to think about how they would or do respond to difficult day-to-day dilemmas, such as the student who reveals in her journal that she and a friend are doing drugs or the parent who accuses the teacher of racial bias because of the books she assigns. The best of current theory and practice comes together here. Although the perspectives represent the leading edge of the profession, they do not ignore the very real constraints teachers face. Situations will be useful to secondary English teachers who find themselves frustrated by idealistic or theoretical texts that seem out of touch with the problems of today's classroom -- problems wholly unlike those known even a decade ago. Preservice teachers will also enjoy this book because of its down-to-earth presentation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900867093451
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
11/21/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
281

Table of Contents

Focus on the Teacher

Defending a Grade

Under Siege

Getting the Interpretation Right

The Tough Grader

The Disaffected Teacher

The Lesson That Flops

The Paper Load

Focus on the Curriculum

The Mandated Language Proficiency Test

The Book They Have Read Before

But Is It Shakespeare?

The Writing Competency Test

Inherit the Wind

Diversity of Heritage

Schedules and Serendipity

From Grammar to Writing?

Untracking, with Marilyn J. Hollman

Focus on the Students

Genius in the Classroom

Sports Hero

Stealing Papers from Computers

Teacher-Student Conference

The Somersaulter

The Concrete Thinker

Second-Language Learners, with Kristin Lems

Focus on the School

Drawing the Line

The Abused Student, with Brenda M. Landau

Student Complaints About Another Teacher

An Attack on the Teacher's Competence

Underwater Welder

Privacy of Student Writing

Equity in Computer Access

Appendixes:

A. California Reading and Writing Assessment

B. Memo to the English Department

C. Abridged Transcript of Teacher-Student Literature Conference

D. Assignment for Reader's Notebook

E. Sample Student Work

F. Matrix of Purposes, Processes, and Genres .

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