This inventive and engaging book explores different facets of English teaching by focusing each chapter around a particular lesson and how it was taught. Crucially, this makes the links between theory and practice transparent, showing clearly how the debates, principles and values that underpin teaching can be manifested in the classroom. Teachers will find it particularly valuable for helping them to understand, reflect on and critically evaluate their teaching – central components of teacher education and development.
Drawing on lesson plans to prompt discussions is a great starting point, supporting readers in considerations of different teaching and learning strategies. The text is rooted in actual classroom practice, and this opens up wider debates about approaches to English education.
This thought-provoking and pertinent new book takes a deep and critical look at classroom experiences and the teaching of specific lessons. This is an extremely useful approach that will support English teachers to reflect critically upon their own practice and engage with the complexities of teaching their subject.
Great to prep students who aim to teach English in secondary or college based education.
This book is invaluable for student teachers or newly qualified teachers of secondary English. It looks at the different skills English teachers are asked to tackle with learners, offering anecdotes, ideas and points for reflection throughout. It also looks at vexed questions such as the teaching of Shakespeare. A very useful resource for those starting out in English teaching.
An excellent book. The focus on individual lessons enables student teachers to see themselves in the lessons that are discussed and so explore different perspectives - it's a simple but very effective premise. I will definitely be referring to it during the year in my whole-cohort sessions and recommending it to individuals where appropriate.
This was an interesting and enjoyable read.
The book I have inspected is truly very contributive as the book fills the vacancy in the area. When I inspected closely I have seen that the book is divided into carefully organized chapters giving the lesson design, including reading and writing activities. Speaking and grammar are given tandem in the book. Also the use of authentic material is supported with media and Multiliteracies in English and Teaching Shakespeare and using drama. Authenticity also includes poetry teaching and writing activities.
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