Teaching Middle School Language Arts: Incorporating Twenty-first Century Literaciesby Anna J. Small Roseboro
Pub. Date: 04/16/2010
Publisher: R&L Education
Teaching Middle School Language Arts is the first book on teaching middle school language arts for multiple intelligences and related 21st century literacies in technologically and ethnically diverse communities. More than 670,000 middle school teachers (grades six through eight) are responsible for educating nearly 13 million students in public and private schools… See more details below
Teaching Middle School Language Arts is the first book on teaching middle school language arts for multiple intelligences and related 21st century literacies in technologically and ethnically diverse communities. More than 670,000 middle school teachers (grades six through eight) are responsible for educating nearly 13 million students in public and private schools. Thousands more teachers join these ranks annually, especially in the South and West, where ethnic populations are ballooning. Teachers and administrators seek practical, time-efficient ways of teaching language arts to 21st century adolescents in increasingly multicultural, technologically diverse, socially networked communities. They seek sound understanding, practical advice, and proven strategies for connecting diverse literature to 21st century societies while meeting state and professional standards. Teaching Middle School Language Arts provides strategies and resources that work. Roseboro's book provides an entire academic year of inspiring theory and instruction in multimedia reading, writing, and speaking for the 21st century literacies that are increasingly required in the United States and Canada. An appendix includes supplementary documents to adapt or adopt, and a companion web site is designed to continue communication with readers.
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Table of Contents
Foreword: Amazing Grace
Preface: Teaching at the Intersection of Old and New Literacies
Chapter 1 Networking Socially at the Start of a School Year
Chapter 2 Unpacking the Story and Understanding the Genre
Chapter 3 Exploring Traditional and Contemporary Grammars
Chapter 4Discussing and Writing Short Stories: Where Story Meets Genre
Chapter 5 Checking Out a Twentieth Century Novel
Chapter 6 Teaching Classical Fiction: Where the Ghosts of the Past Speak Today
Chapter 7 Taking T.I.M.E. to Teach Poetry
Chapter 8 Versing Life Together
Chapter 9 Opening the Past Imaginatively: Teaching Historical Fiction
Chapter 10 Playing It Right: Reading, Performing and Writing Drama
Chapter 11 Speaking of Grammars: Public Speaking and Media Arts
Chapter 12 Celebrating Names: A Unit about Community and Identity
Chapter 13 Congratulations and Bon Voyage!
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"Teaching Middle School Language Arts" is a gold mine! As I read, I used those little colored sticky notes to indicate good ideas - and I ran out of sticky notes! Every page has practical, ready-to-use activities or suggestions that are sure winners. It has been a joy and an inspiration to read.
Because I am teaching two grade levels higher with a whole new curriculum, I found this book gave useful ideas and activities for active learning that I could implement right in my eighth grade classroom. Ms. Roseboro divides her book into subject areas which makes it easier to pull out ideas for specific areas of study. She seems to understand how to engage and challenge the middle school student, and I highly recommend this book.
Whether you are a new teacher, a teacher in training, an old pro or some one in between, you will find both inspiration and practical ideas in Anna Roseboro's thorough and thoughtful guide. Clearly written and carefully organized, this guide will provide you with intriguing projects you can use tomorrow as well as rekindle your love of teaching. Engaging students is her goal and her many years in the classroom enable her to show you how to do that more effectively than ever. You will be glad you bought it!
Anna Roseboro is a teachers' teacher! Her book validates my accolade, and it reminded me when I became aware of her "powers" . I arrived as a seasoned teacher at the school l where Anna Roseboro was English Chair. Her use of T.I.M.E. saved me!!!!!!!!!! Anna gave me a new way for students to connect with poetry. I treasure her ideas and credit her for rescuing me from a temporary POETRY BLOCK. Reading her book reminded me of that time, and once again Anna Roseboro has just the right idea. A POEM A DAY FOR AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOLS is now also part of my curriculum.
I recently read "Teaching Middle School Language Arts" and found it to be extremely useful as I prepare to begin student teaching in the fall. The book was well written and easy to understand. While I plan to teach science, not language arts, I found that much of the book and many of the examples within the book will be applicable to my teaching experience, such as the preplanning of lessons and how to successfully engage students.