• Book Name: Learning to Teach English in the Secondary School 3rd Edition by Jon Davison and Jane Dowson
  • Author: Jon Davison and Jane Dowson
  • Pages: 369
  • Size: 4 MB

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Contents of Learning to Teach English

1 Which English?  

■ introduction: where are you coming from? ■ the diversity of English ■ the Cox Report’s five views of English ■ consensus or compromise? ■ principled positions ■ the National Curriculum: English (2007) ■ futures ■ summary and key points ■ further reading ■

2 Battles for English 

■ introduction ■ the nineteenth century ■ English and the Board of Education ■ the Newbolt Report ■ the 1930s ■ Leavis ■ English teaching postwar ■ English from 5 to 16 ■ Language in the National Curriculum (LINC) ■ English in the National Curriculum ■ Key Stage 4 and General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) ■ revisions, revisions: 1993–2007 ■ revision of the National Curriculum ■ summary and key points ■ further reading ■

3 Working with the National Curriculum 

■ introduction ■ the history of the National Curriculum ■ framing the subject: the purposes of English ■ authorised versions: the National Curriculum and the canon ■ planning ■ planning at Key Stage 4 ■ a bigger picture? ■ summary and key points ■ further reading ■

4 The Secondary National Strategy 

■ introduction ■ historical context of the National Curriculum and the National Literacy Strategy ■ the legacy of the four-part lesson plan ■ a clash of pedagogies: criticisms of the NLS ■ a snapshot of English teaching from 2001 to 2007 ■ so have standards in English risen? ■ the new National Curriculum and Secondary Framework ■ summary and key points ■ further reading ■ acknowledgements ■

5 Speaking and listening 

■ introduction ■ observing speaking and listening ■ exploring differences between spoken and written language ■ exploring variety in spoken language ■ planning and organising classrooms for speaking and listening ■ speaking and listening and information and communications technology (ICT) ■ progression and assessment in speaking and listening ■ summary and key points ■ further reading ■ acknowledgements ■

6 Reading 

■ introduction ■ reading in the National Curriculum ■ the National Strategy for Key Stage 3 ■ making meanings out of texts ■ reading strategies: individual, group, whole class ■ supporting progression: reading the unfamiliar ■ assessment ■ summary and key points ■ further reading ■ websites ■

7 Writing 

■ introduction ■ what you know about learning to write ■ writing and the processes of English ■ writing and learning ■ the social dynamics of writing in the classroom ■ genre ■ audience and publication ■ formative assessment and evaluation ■ summary and key points ■ further reading ■

8 Teaching language and grammar 

■ introduction ■ grammar: implicit and explicit knowledge about language ■ grammar: making use of a shared metalanguage ■ exploring use and theorising structure ■ analysing language in literature and children’s writing ■ summary and key points ■ further reading ■

9 Media education and ICT 

■ introduction ■ outlining the field ■ Media Studies ■ media languages ■ media representations ■ media audiences ■ institution ■ media qualifications ■ GCSE Media Studies ■ A level Media Studies ■ media education ■ moving images for literacy and media literacy resources ■ media literacy ■ why study the media? Interrogating cultural attitudes ■ some issues to consider about media in English ■ continuing professional development (CPD) ■ ICT and the English curriculum ■ using ICT in English ■ assessment, reporting and pupil tracking ■ professional development and the learning community ■ summary and key points ■ further reading and resources ■

10 Drama

■ introduction ■ drama and the National Curriculum for English ■ the identity of school curriculum drama ■ the character of drama in schools ■ working conditions for risk-taking drama ■ drama games ■ movement and mime exercises ■ improvisation ■ working with texts ■ working methods in drama teaching ■ structuring drama lessons ■ summary and key points ■ further reading ■

11 Approaching Shakespeare 

■ introduction ■ starting points – knowledge, attitudes and obstacles ■ historical contexts ■ the text: playwright, company and the conditions of production ■ authenticity and interpretation: production histories and contemporary Shakespeares ■ assessment ■ summary and key points ■ further reading ■

12 Possibilities with poetry 

■ introduction ■ the need for a rationale ■ planning poetry lessons ■ poetry across the age range ■ early Key Stage 3: the pleasures of poetry ■ later in Key Stage 3: focusing on interpretation ■ DARTs ■ entering Key Stage 4: the challenges of criticism ■ summary and key points ■ further reading ■

13 Teaching English at 16+

■ introduction ■ BTEC and Applied GCE levels ■ what is a BTEC qualification? ■ communication ■ assessment criteria ■ tests and proxy qualifications ■ organisation ■ the future of Key Skills ■ A level ■ which course and which specification? ■ approaches to teaching at A level ■ spelling, punctuation and grammar ■ preparing to teach A level ■ summary and key points ■ resources ■ further reading ■

14 Teaching English: critical practice


■ introduction ■ student teacher development ■ monitoring development ■ developing roles and relationships ■ reflection ■ further reading ■ summary and key points ■

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