A comprehensive, realistic view of teaching English language arts in grades six through 12, this text integrates thoughtful, practical approaches to both curriculum and instruction while addressing the questions and concerns of new teachers.
The text reaffirms the value of teaching the English language arts through an integrated model, stresses the constructivist approach and emphasises reflective practice, as it asks readers to interact with the ideas, and to question and challenge those ideas. Through many sample lessons plus classroom ideas with reflective questions, students get the opportunity to explore and discuss what they are learning and to see how theory and research relate to practice. This edition stresses problem solving and application and includes new Internet sources that provide additional relevance to the topics presented. New chapters on content literacy and media literacy are included, and other chapters are reorganised to ensure a logical flow of the material.