Crossing Over Teaching Meaning-Centered Secondary English Language Arts

ISBN-10: 0805832580
ISBN-13: 9780805832587
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
Authors: Harold M. Foster
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List price: $75.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430

This text for secondary preservice and in-service English language arts teachers offers a rationale for meaning-centered English language arts teaching and practical strategies for application. Its goal is to provide readers with an understanding of the issues involved in English teaching and specific examples of how to apply this understanding to classrooms. Teaching strategies are presented through a series of stories depicting teachers from a variety of settings practicing their craft with secondary students. Features: *A solid introduction and interesting personal narratives introduce the issues and ideas involved in English language arts teaching. *Case studies based on actual teachers and students realistically illustrate methods that can be used in secondary English classes. *Lessons are described in sufficient detail to be converted to teaching models. *Multicultural emphasis prepares teachers for the contemporary classroom. *Chapters and sections incorporate the new literacies of TV, film, and computers in the English language arts class. *Pedagogical aids include end-of-chapter questions and activities, reproducible charts and worksheets; an updated listing of young adult novels; and annotated recommended readings. *An appendix on writing a personal narrative helps students develop as writers. New in the Second Edition: *Updates. All chapters, the bibliographies, and the references are thoroughly updated to reflect changes since the first edition was published. Chapters 1 and 2 have been totally rewritten. *Standards/Benchmarks. The IRA/NCTE Standards for the English Language Arts are incorporated into the text. Benchmarks and Performance Assessment Measures are included in all the pedagogical chapters to address proficiency concerns. A section on helping students prepare for state proficiency tests has been added. *Computers. More is included on the use of technology, both as a content to learn and as a process for learning. *New Sample Unit Plans. Sections based on the instructional stories offer examples to help readers prepare for teaching. *Literature response questions. These are now provided in Chapter 4 for use in journaling and discussions. *Glossary. A chapter on important terms and useful strategies for the English language arts classroom has been added.

Harold M. Foster is the coauthor of the Heinemann title America's Unseen Kids (2008). A Distinguished Professor of English Education and Literacy at the University of Akron, Halis also the author of Crossing Over: Teaching Meaning Centered English/ Language Arts (2002). He has presented workshops throughout the country and is codirector of the project described in America's Unseen Kids, a ten-year-old high school program involving at-risk kids.

Preface
Crossing Over
Build A Bridge
Introduction
Theories into Practice
Meaning-Centered Pedagogy
Intent and Reflectiveness in the Secondary Language Arts Classroom
Reflections
Recommended Readings
Crossing Over: A Personal Narrative
The Library and the Hot Dog
Becoming an English Teacher
The Decline
The Legacy--Our Time
Super Media
Wired
Social Upheavals
The New Literates
Students of the Millennium
Reflection
Recommended Readings
Classrooms: Portraits of Teaching Meaning-Centered English Language Arts
Introduction to Part II: A Guide to Using the Stories
IRA/NCTE Standards for English Language Arts
Teacher as Researcher
Teaching the Reading Workshop
Introduction
The School, the Students
The Teacher
Introducing the Lesson
The Lesson
Reflection: Some Final Thoughts on Joanne Adler's Reading Class
Teacher as Researcher
IRA/NCTE Standards for English Language Arts With Benchmarks for Chapter 3
Recommended Readings
Discussing Books
Introduction
Teacher
The Teacher
Introducing the Lesson
The Lesson
Reflections on Discussing Books
Teacher as Researcher
IRA/NCTE Standards for English Language Arts With Performance Benchmarks for Chapter 4
Recommended Readings
Teaching Drama
Introduction
Teacher
The Teacher
The Lesson
Reflections on Teaching A Midsummer Night's Dream
Teacher as Researcher
IRA/NCTE Standards for English Language Arts With Performance Benchmarks for Chapter 5
Recommended Readings
Teaching Poetry
Introduction
Teacher
The Teacher
Introducing the Lesson
The Lesson
Reflections on Teaching Poetry
Teacher as Researcher
IRA/NCTE Standards for English Language Arts With Performance Benchmarks for Chapter 6
Recommended Readings
Teaching the Novel
Introduction
The School, the Students
Teaching The Great Gatsby
The Teacher
The Lesson
Teaching Huckleberry Finn
The Lesson
Teaching To Kill A Mockingbird
Introducing the Lesson--Connections
The Lesson
Reflections on Teaching Classic Novels
Teacher as Researcher
IRA/NCTE Standards for English Language Arts With Performance Benchmarks for Chapter 7
Recommended Readings
Teaching Writing
Introduction
Introducing the Lesson: Preparing for Writing
Reflections on Getting Started
The Writing Workshop, Day One: Getting Ideas to Write About
Writing Workshop, Day Two: Conferencing--Helping Students Get Started
Reflections on the Writing Workshop
When Writing Goes Public
Training Student Readers: Rough Draft Read and Critiqued by a Student
Bob's Turn: Critiquing the Draft
Rewriting
Public Writing
Errors
The Worst Errors
Dialects and Writing
Computers in Bob's Classroom
Reflection: Bob as a Writing Teacher
Teacher as Researcher
IRA/NCTE Standards for English Language Arts With Performance Benchmarks for Chapter 8
Recommended Readings
Teaching the New Literacies: Film, Television, and Computers
Introduction
The School, the Students
The Teacher
Teaching Film and Television
Teaching Film
Film Discussion
The Breakfast Club Trial
The Language of Film and Television
Reflection
Using the World Wide Web in the Classroom
Reflection
Teaching Television
Reflection
Teacher as Researcher
IRA/NCTE Standards for English Language Arts With Performance Benchmarks for Chapter 9
Recommended Readings
Grading and Assessing
Introduction
The School, the Students
The Teacher
Semester Grades
Portfolios
Using Computers for Final Drafts to Assess
A Proficiency Test Story
Reflection
Teacher as Researcher
IRA/NCTE Standards for English Language Arts for Chapter 10
Recommended Readings
Becoming and Staying a Teacher: Reflections and Resources
Introduction to Part III: A Guide to Using the Reflections and Resources
Reflections
Preparing for the Encounter: On Becoming a Teacher
Introduction
George Gets a Job
George Confronts a Serious Discipline Problem
Reflections on George's First Year
Teacher as Researcher
Planning for an English/Language Arts Classroom
Introduction
Planning Process
Reflections on Plomning
Teacher as Researcher
Remaining Vital in the Classroom
Introduction
Thinking About It
Doing Something New
Keeping Motivated
University Connections
Reflection
Teacher as Researcher
Recommended Readings
Resources: The Fundamentals, Plans, and Terms
Three Sample Unit Plans
Introduction
A Unit Plan for Teaching Drama: A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Unit Plan For Teaching Poetry
A Unit Plam For Teaching The Novel: To Kill A Mockingbird
Teacher As Researcher
Glossary: What Every English Teacher Needs to Know
Introduction
Reading
Writing
Grading--Composition
Planning
Performance-Based Teaching
Teacher as Researcher
Crossing Over: A Guide to Personal Writing
Introduction
Where This Book Began
Creating Your Personal Profile
Thinking It Over
Writing It Down
Gathering of Materials
The Draft
Rewriting
Drafting Again and Bringing in Sources
Finding a Reader
Editing
Final Editing/Copyreading
Publishing
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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