ISBN-10:
0325009805
ISBN-13:
9780325009803
Pub. Date:
11/16/2007
Publisher:
Heinemann
Teaching English by Design: How to Create and Carry Out Instructional Units

Teaching English by Design: How to Create and Carry Out Instructional Units

by Peter Smagorinsky, Leila Christenbury

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ISBN-13: 9780325009803
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 11/16/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 113,532
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Peter Smagorinsky is the coauthor of The Dynamics of Writing Instruction (2010) and author of Teaching English by Design (2007). Peter taught high school English from 1976 to 1990 in public schools outside Chicago and now teaches in the program in English Education at The University of Georgia. In 2007 he was presented with the UGA Graduate School Outstanding Mentoring Award in Humanities and Fine and Applied Arts. Peter is the author or coauthor of numerous books and articles, including the Heinemann title Reflective Teaching, Reflective Learning, which he coedited in 2006.

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Teaching English by Design: How to Create and Carry Out Instructional Units 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
crimsonsonata on LibraryThing 6 hours ago
Summary: Creating and teaching units doesn¿t have to be boring and Peter Smagorinsky shows just how to create teaching units that can be just as valuable to students as they can be for the teachers who create them. The units that teachers create following Smagorinsky¿s guidelines will turn out both comprehensive and interesting.Use and appropriateness in a HS classroom (teaching material): This is an invaluable resource to teachers who dread creating units with even more teacher-led discussions that have the potential of being uninteresting and without direction. The book is written with the idea that teachers will manipulate some or all of the information for their own needs in the classroom. It also has a chapter called `Responding to Student Writing¿ that I find especially important, as it outlines how to effectively make sure every student gets feedback on their writing without risking teacher burn-out via peer feedback, writing conferences, etc.
JimRGill2012 More than 1 year ago
Smagorinsky’s book is the “ne plus ultra” of methods texts for preservice English Language Arts teachers. He advocates a constructivist approach to teaching language arts, and he deftly employs numerous illustrative examples to support and illustrate his ideas. Most importantly, this text is well written and accessible to teacher candidates. Smagorinsky uses pedagogical discourse fluently, and his conversational—yet always professional—tone helps readers to understand his ideas clearly. A staunch and unapologetic advocate of social justice education, Smagorinsky informs his teaching philosophy with empathy and equity. As my students have claimed, this text is their “bible”—they plan to keep this book dog-eared, highlighted, and annotated as they develop their teaching repertoires. They’ve let me know that they plan to rely heavily on the theory and strategies in this text throughout their student teaching experience and well into the remainder of their careers. What stronger endorsement could there be?
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