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  1. The Critical Merits of Young Adult Literature

    Coming of Age

    Edited by Crag Hill

    This examination of the literary effectiveness of young adult literature from a critical, research-oriented perspective answers two key questions asked by many teachers and scholars in the field: Does young adult literature stand up on its own as literature? Is it worthy of close study? The...

    Published February 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Preparing to Teach Writing

    Research, Theory, and Practice, 4th Edition

    By James D. Williams

    Preparing to Teach Writing, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive survey of theories, research, and methods associated with teaching composition successfully at the middle, secondary, and college levels. Research and theory are examined with the aim of informing teaching. Practicing and...

    Published February 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Spelling for Life

    Uncovering the simplicity and science of spelling

    By Lyn Stone

    A recent survey of 200 teachers asking the question ‘spelling is…?’ resulted in the following adjectives: ‘difficult’, ‘complex’, ‘confusing’, ‘random’, ‘confounding’. Spelling for Life offers lucid, accessible tools which help to reveal that, when explicitly and systematically taught, spelling is...

    Published October 16th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Write Out of the Classroom

    How to use the 'real' world to inspire and create amazing writing

    By Colin Macfarlane

    Write Out of the Classroom is a ground-breaking, highly practical book which provides teachers and creative writing tutors with great ways of tapping into the huge inspirational and educational potential of the richly diverse world beyond the classroom walls. Effective learning occurs when the...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Teaching Caribbean Poetry

    Edited by Beverley Bryan, Morag Styles

    Series: National Association for the Teaching of English (NATE)

    Teaching Caribbean Poetry will inform and inspire readers with a love for, and understanding of, the dynamic world of Caribbean poetry. This unique volume sets out to enable secondary English teachers and their students to engage with a wide range of poetry, past and present; to understand how...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Social Construction of Meaning

    Reading literature in urban English classrooms

    By John Yandell

    Series: Routledge Research in Education

    This book takes a fresh look at secondary urban English classrooms and at what happens when students and their teachers explore literature collaboratively. By closely examining what happens in English lessons, minute by minute, it reveals how literary texts function not as a valorised heritage to...

    Published September 26th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Doing Critical Literacy

    Texts and Activities for Students and Teachers

    By Hilary Janks, Kerryn Dixon, Ana Ferreira, Stella Granville, Denise Newfield

    Series: Language, Culture, and Teaching Series

    Compelling and highly engaging, this text shows teachers at all levels how to do critical literacy in the classroom and provides models for practice that can be adapted to any context. Integrating social theory and classroom practice, it brings critical literacy to life as a socio-cultural...

    Published July 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  8. L2 Writing in Secondary Classrooms

    Student Experiences, Academic Issues, and Teacher Education

    Edited by Luciana C. de Oliveira, Tony Silva

    Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

    Second language writers and the teaching of writing at the secondary level have received little attention compared with other skills such as reading. Addressing this gap, this volume uniquely looks at both adolescent L2 writing and the preparation of secondary teachers to work with this population...

    Published March 24th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Talking Points for Shakespeare Plays

    Discussion activities for Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Richard III

    By Lyn Dawes

    What do students think about Shakespeare? Classic, timeless and full of rich ideas; or difficult, impenetrable and completely uninteresting? We want young people to develop a real interest in Shakespeare, based on their understanding and engagement with the texts. A meaningful classroom discussion...

    Published March 17th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Teaching Language Arts to English Language Learners

    2nd Edition

    By Anete Vásquez, Angela L. Hansen, Philip C. Smith

    Series: Teaching English Language Learners across the Curriculum

    This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Teaching Language Arts to English Language Learners provides readers with the comprehensive understanding of both the challenges that face ELLs and ways in which educators might address them in the language arts classroom. The authors offer proven...

    Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge