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Effectively moving readers from theory (learning, language, literacy) to classroom practice, this book takes a balanced, comprehensive approach to teaching English. Expands on many crucial issues: constructivist principles of learning, approaches to teaching grammar, multicultural literature, reconciliation between reader response and new critical approaches to literature, readers' theater, instructional scaffolding, writing workshops, portfolios, and censorship. Covers developments new to the field: a reading cycle (enter, explore, extend), Christenbury and Kelly's questioning circle, new historical criticism, Dias's research on adolescent poetry readers, literature circles, Applebee's conversation-based planning, and authentic assessment For future secondary English teachers.
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This comprehensive English methods book brings together established tradition, current theory and research, and innovative classroom practice for future secondary English teachers. Basic principles of learning, language, and literature that inform practice are clearly presented...and an account of actual practice -- approaches, strategies, activities, materials, and texts -- occupies the major portion of the twelve chapters.About the Author:
Joe Milner is a professor of English Education at Wake Forest University and was, for 28 years, the Chairperson of the Education Department. Presently, he serves as Coordinator of the English Education Program, Director of the Advanced Placement Summer Institute, Director of the Visiting International Fellows Graduate Program, and Director of the North Carolina Literacy Project at Wake Forest University. During forty years of participation in the work of NCTE, he has served as Chair of the Conference on English Education, Chair of the International Assembly, Co-chair of the Assembly on American Literature, and a member of the Executive Committee and other committees. He is the author of eight books and numerous articles on English education, children's literature, aesthetics, linguistics, and American literature. For his years of service to English education on a national, state, and local level, he received the North Carolina English Teachers Association Lifetime Achievement award.
Lucy Milner has taught English in two urban high schools in North Carolina and English Education at Salem College. She has been involved in the North Carolina Governor’s School program for more than three decades, first as an English teacher and then as the Director of N. C. Governor’s School West. She has developed curriculum materials for several institutions and has written numerous book reviews and features for a variety of newspapers and educational journals, co-edited two books on children’s literature and English pedagogy, and co-authored five editions of Bridging English. Like her co-authors, she has received local and state awards for her educational work, but none so cherished as having two high school annuals dedicated to her.
Joan Mitchell is completing her Ed.D. in English Education at the University of Alabama. She is an award winning English teacher in North Carolina and Colorado high schools.
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