Creative activities, ready-to-use for teaching English
Author: Johnnie Young
Publisher: A&C Black
This book provides English teachers with 50 cohesive suggestions for embedding and extending learning in the classroom: from individual to whole-class activities, and from the energetic to the sedate, all with realistic timings for each. Even better, every starter and plenary contains an 'ideas generator', making it easily-adaptable for the whole ability range of your class and keeping it fresh for you to use, and there are PowerPoints, task sheets and other time-saving resources online. The book covers the whole spectrum of topics that every English teacher needs to cover, and makes use of music, drama, maps, charts and practical props. Some ideas involve students managing and monitoring each other; some use all the senses; others involve creative thinking and where practical and appropriate, the content is embedded in the real world so that students can immediately see the wider application of their efforts. The 'teacher tips' section offers guidance on how to deliver the idea to get the best results based on years of trial and error by the author.
This best-selling textbook combines theory and practice to present a broad introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching English in secondary school classrooms. Each chapter explains the background to current debates about teaching the subject and provides tasks, teaching ideas, and further reading to explore issues and ideas in relation to school experience. Already a major text for many university teaching courses, this new edition has been thoroughly updated in the light of new legislation and includes fresh chapters on the National Literacy Strategy, Media and ICT. Other chapters suggest a broad range of approaches to teaching such crucial areas as: reading and writing, speaking and listening drama, media studies and information technology grammar, poetry and language study Shakespeare post-16 English language and literature Written particularly with the new and student teacher in mind, this book offers principles and practical examples of teaching and learning in a twenty-first century context as new notions of literacy compete with demands of national assessment. Taking these changing ideologies as a starting point, the text also addresses questions about the nature of teacher education. It raises issues concerning competence-based courses, working with a mentor in school and monitoring the development of a student teacher.
"Now in its second edition, Trevor Wright's hugely popular How to be a Brilliant English Teacher is packed with practical advice drawn from his extensive and successful experience as an English teacher, examiner and teacher trainer. This accessible and readable guide offers combine sound theoretical principles with exciting practical suggestions for the classroom. Fully updated to include a new chapter on differentiation and inclusion and expanded sections on behaviour management and teaching poetry for enjoyment and personal response, this book tackles other tricky areas such as: - Starting with Shakespeare - Effective planning and assessment - Learning to love objectives - Working small texts and big texts - Drama. Trainee teachers will find support and inspiration in this book and practising English teachers can use it as an empowering self-help guide for improving their skills. Trevor Wright addresses many of the anxieties that English teachers face, offering focused and realistic solutions"--
English teachers constantly have to think up new ways to engage their class. It's hard enough for teachers to fit all their marking, extra-curricular duties and training into their lives, let alone finding time to think up exciting new ways of introducing Dickens, or designing activities to bring Caribbean poetry to life. Resources for Teaching English 11-14 provides complete, curriculum-friendly lesson plans and student worksheets for busy secondary school teachers. This resource comprises an assortment of more than 70 lesson plans, each designed to motivate and inspire students and make the lesson go as smoothly and purposefully as possible. Each teacher's plan includes: · the aims and objectives of the lesson, · a lesson starter, main lesson plan and plenary, each with suggested timeframes to help teachers keep inside the parameters of the lesson, · homework ideas, and · tips for making it harder or easier for G&T or SEN students. Fully-photocopiable or downloadable student worksheets accompany each lesson plan.
Supply teaching can be very difficult - if it's not the students that are being difficult it's the permanant members of staff. Julia Murphy provides one hundred ideas on how to handle the pitfalls of being a supply teacher. The first twenty ideas are general practical ideas such as how to act in the staffroom and what equipment is needed to get through the day. The remaining sections each deal with a subject and include ideas such as warm up activities and how to carry on the topic if faced with more than one lesson with a class. >
The Continuum One Hundreds series offers 100 invaluable and practical ideas for teachers of all levels. 100 Ideas for Teaching History takes a skills-based approach, with each section suggesting general ideas to use in everyday classroom teaching, including specific examples of how these can be used with a variety of modules from primary through to secondary.
This book will supplement the training currently being offered to all secondary English departments. It offers a view of the place of the English 'strand' in the overall Key Stage 3 strategy and gives support to English departments in their preparations for a new way of working. It will encourage English teachers to review their current schemes of work, offering suggestions for more substantial teaching and learning modules, as well as practical ideas for classroom use and recommended resources. The book interprets and explains the NLS document for busy practitioners; reinforces the messages of the National Literacy Strategy (NLS); spells out the expectations of the framework and offer guidance on how to fulfil them; and describes and explains the types of teaching methods to improve students' learning. This book includes many practical ideas for classroom activities and offers direct support for the less confident English teacher. The book is equally valuable to students and practicing teachers.