Secondary English and Literacy
A Guide for Teachers
- Avril Haworth - Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
- Christopher Turner - Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
- Margaret Whiteley - Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
English | High School Teaching Methods | Preservice Training for High School
Are you following one of the "non-traditional" routes into English and literacy teaching? Are you looking for a book to accompany your studies on your one-year Teacher Training course? Or have you been teaching secondary English for a while and want to revisit the ideas that engaged you so enthusiastically when you were training?
This book encourages readers to become the best kind of secondary English teacher. The authors engage in practical applications of ideas and approaches, and present a rigorous and informed view of the subject, that is at the same time professionally and practically focused. Based on theorized and researched understandings of the essential nature of language and texts, the authors put forward a view of the subject which connects with current trends in the teaching of English and literacy.
Whether it is used as a main or companion text, or for self-study, this book offers exciting perspectives on the teaching of English and literacy.
The authors are a team of experienced English teachers who are now university tutors. They have worked successfully with trainee secondary English teachers over many years.
`This is an excellent text. It's a very useful, easily accessible, up-to-date addition to the English teacher-training market... very appealing and ahead of any other books in this area' - Bernadette Fitzgerald, PGCE Secondary English Course Leader University of West of England
This book is very useful for both trainee teachers and qualified teachers. It very clear and easy to use. Some really good ideas to embed ict into a English lesson. I have also used some of the ideas from the media section in my lessons
This book is extremely useful for embedding English into lessons and drawing upon that in more detail. The criteria covered is useful across the board, however I find it particularly useful for my lower level learners as I use elements of this book within lessons to reinforce English functional skills.
The guidance here is clear and supportive - it would be even better if if were reflecting on the current educational landscape. As it stands I think chapters will be useful on study days as long as we can apply to current contexts in schools.
A useful addition to other texts providing an overview of secondary English teaching. This will join our list of recommended reading in this area, which students find particularly useful as pre-course reading allowing them to begin thinking about key issues across the English curriculum. The focus on literacy issues is also timely.
The book is very structured and very easy to follow.