The Complete Guide to Becoming an English Teacher / Edition 2

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This essential companion for aspiring secondary English teachers in the UK 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 of The Complete Guide to Becoming an English Teacher, Second Edition 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.

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"The Complete Guide To Becoming An English Teacher is the perfect, 479-page introduction for anyone who is considering a career in classroom education specific to the academically related fields of English and Literature. "

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847872890
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 12/13/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 378
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Book and How to Use It - Stephen Clarke and Paul Dickinson
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
Speaking and Listening - Julia Sutherland
English Language, Grammar and Functional English - Stephen Clarke
Spelling - Stephen Clarke
Teaching Multilingual Classrooms - Jenny Verney
Developing Reading in the English Classroom - Val Fraser
Wider Reading - Jo Westbrook
Writing - Julia Sutherland and Jeff Wilkinson
Teaching Poetry - Stephen Clarke
Introducing Media: Multimodal Texts in English - Keith Perera
English and ICT - Paul Dickinson and Guy Merchant
Doing Drama - Mick Connell
Shakespeare - Stephen Clarke
Critical Literacy and Literary Theory - John Moss
AS/A2 English Language - Matthew Beggs
AS/A2 English Literature - Nick Hall
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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