America's Unseen Kids Teaching English/Language Arts in Today's Forgotten High Schools

ISBN-10: 0325010609

ISBN-13: 9780325010601

Edition: 2008

Authors: Megan C. Nosol, Harold M. Foster, Robert E. Probst, Kylene Beers

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s Hal Foster and Megan Nosol speak boldly about not only the inequalities that exist in America's schools but also of strategies that give those kids the rich education we want for all students - the rich education each student deserves. - Kylene Beers Author of When Kids Can't Read - What Teachers Can Do s Do you teach in a forgotten high school? Where students are limited by poverty, the facilities are in dire need of repair, and the district has declared an academic emergency but doesn't know how to remedy the situation? s Harold Foster and Megan Nosol have taught - successfully - in forgotten schools. In America's Unseen Kids they reject stereotypes of urban students and schools and focus on new ways to reach out to teens in the English/language arts classroom. Foster and Nosol know from experience that students will rise to the challenge of higher expectations when you strengthen your relationships with them. Their strategies will help you: involve students in their learning by making it personal get students to raise their own expectations by setting yours higher and reinforcing them drive growth in reading and writing by making them explicit and repeatable use student interests to support learning by connecting school life to real life meet all students' needs through flexible teaching. s No matter how tough your school is, America's Unseen Kids will inspire and empower you to help students imagine new possibilities and realize them. Read it today because your school may be forgotten, but your students will always remember the heights you helped them reach.
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List price: $25.63
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 3/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Megan Nosol is the coauthor of America's Unseen Kids and its voice of for a new generation of English teachers. She recently received her master's degree and her bachelor's with honors from the University of Akron and now teaches English at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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.

Robert (Bob) Probst is the author of Response and Analysis, he is coeditor (with Kylene Beers and Linda Rief) of Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice, and coauthor (with Beers) of Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading, all published by Heinemann. Bob began his teaching career as high school English teacher and then became a supervisor of English for a large district in Maryland. He spent most of his academic career at Georgia State University where he is now Professor Emeritus of English Education. After retiring from Georgia State University, he served as a research fellow for Florida International University. He now consults, with Kylene Beers, in school districts across the United States. Bob has served as a member on the Conference on English Board of Directors, an NCTE journal columnist, and a member of the NCTE Commission on Reading. He speaks nationally and internationally to administrators and teachers on literacy issues, particularly issues around struggling readers and meeting standards -- including the Common Core State Standards.

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