For both new and experienced English teachers, grades 7-12, 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.
About the Author
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 Public 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.
Table of Contents
About this Resource
Chapter I – Beginning the School Year
Chapter II – Managing Your Classroom
Chapter III – Creating a Master Plan, Individual Units, and Daily Lessons
Chapter IV – Designing, Monitoring, and Grading Cooperative Learning Activities
Chapter V – Teaching Writing
Chapter VI – Teaching Reading and Literature
Chapter VII – Teaching Listening and Speaking
Chapter VIII – Working with Others
Chapter IX – Avoiding Burnout: Becoming a More Effective Teacher