ERIC Number: ED481698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
"But Will It Work with Real Students?": Scenarios for Teaching Secondary English Language Arts.
Alsup, Janet; Bush, Jonathan
This book illustrates the benefits of using real-life vignettes to highlight situations that allow undergraduate teacher candidates to learn to engage with English language arts issues within specific and authentic concepts. Pedagogical narratives written by secondary teachers, followed by thoughtful responses to these narratives by experienced teachers and teacher educators, form the heart of the book. It also includes concise summaries of related theory and research and controversies in the field. Beginning with teaching narratives that address literature and reading, writing, language and grammar, second language learners in the English classroom, management and discipline, technology, and standardized testing, the book contextualizes these stories within the larger discipline of secondary English language arts teaching and provides a framework for teacher professional identity development by prompting continued thinking about curricular choices, teaching philosophies, and personal pedagogies. It also includes annotated bibliographies for continued reading, discussion questions, and suggested learning activities for preservice teachers. It concludes with a description of how secondary English teachers can use narrative action research in the classroom to become critically reflective practitioners. (NKA)
Descriptors: Action Research, Annotated Bibliographies, Classroom Techniques, English Instruction, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Preservice Teachers, Professional Development, Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.