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Teach Now! English : Becoming a Great English Teacher.

Author: Alex Quigley
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: Teach Now!
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. Teach Now! is an exciting new series that opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step-by-step, helps trainees to build the skills and confidence they need to become first-rate classroom practitioners. Written by a highly-skilled practitioner, this practical, classroom-focused guide contains all the support you need to become a great English  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Quigley, Alex.
Teach Now! English : Becoming a Great English Teacher.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Quigley
ISBN: 9781317668145 1317668146
OCLC Number: 881416095
Notes: Students asking 'why' questions.
Description: 1 online resource (332 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Series editor's foreword; Acknowledgements; Useful acronyms and initialisms --
'an alphabet soup'; 1. English curriculum essentials; The effective teaching of reading; Reading strategies and skills; Reading the 'literary canon'; On Shakespeare; Effective drama teaching; The power of poetry; Effective teaching of writing; Planning, drafting and proofreading; Effective teaching of spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG); Speaking and listening in English; Harnessing the power of technology; The power of real audiences; Notes. 2. Pedagogy essentials for great English lessonsPedagogy for great writing; Oral rehearsal; Modelling; Making models; Micro-writing; Improving writing accuracy; Engaging grammar strategies; Pedagogy for great reading; Pre-reading strategies; Mid-reading strategies; Post-reading strategies; Pedagogy for teaching poetry; Pedagogy for teaching Shakespeare (and drama) in English; Pedagogy to stimulate effective student talk; Pedagogy to create a 'culture of enquiry'; Pedagogy for special starters; Recapping prior learning; Sparking new ideas; Pedagogy for powerful plenaries; Note. 3. Planning essentialsFactors limiting learning in English lessons; Factors enhancing learning in English lessons; Know thy students; Plan clear, effective lesson sequences; Exemplar planning sequence: 'KS3 --
Gothic writing: describing character'; Create a clear and coherent scheme of learning; Plan flexible lessons --
identify and share progress; Using learning objectives effectively to guide learners; Assessment as planning; Reinforce knowledge and understanding; Notes; 4. Assessment essentials; Know your English specifications and assessments; Marking formatively in English. Using oral feedback as effective formative assessment in EnglishUsing 'hinge point' strategies to identify formative progress; Purposeful peer and self-assessment; Helpful revision strategies for summative assessments; Notes; 5. Differentiation in English; Know thy students ... even better!; Challenge; Using support resources; Differentiation by instruction and questioning; Differentiation by grouping; Differentiation by outcome; Differentiation using teaching assistants; Note; 6. Using language to explain, question and feed back; Using language to explain. Step 1: What do students know and what do they need to know?Step 2: Use patterns of challenging, subject-specific language; Step 3: Convey a clear core message; Step 4: Speak to engage their hearts and minds; Step 5: Use accessible analogies, visual metaphors or media; Step 6: Tell compelling stories; Step 7: Make abstract concepts concrete and real; Step 8: Hone the tone of your explanation; Step 9: Check understanding; Question students effectively; Closed questions; Open questions; Thinking time; Planning participation; Probing questioning; Pose-pause-pounce-bounce.
Series Title: Teach Now!

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Being taught by a great teacher is one of the great privileges of life. Teach Now! is an exciting new series that opens up the secrets of great teachers and, step-by-step, helps trainees to build the skills and confidence they need to become first-rate classroom practitioners. Written by a highly-skilled practitioner, this practical, classroom-focused guide contains all the support you need to become a great English teacher. Combining a grounded, modern rationale for learning and teaching with highly practical training approaches, the book guides you through a.

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