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Crossing Over : Teaching Meaning-centered Secondary English Language Arts - Harold M. Foster

Crossing Over

Teaching Meaning-centered Secondary English Language Arts

Paperback Published: 12th August 2001
ISBN: 9780805832587
Number Of Pages: 408

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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.
*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.

Prefacep. xxi
Crossing Overp. 2
Build A Bridgep. 5
Introductionp. 5
Theories into Practicep. 11
Meaning-Centered Pedagogyp. 12
Intent and Reflectiveness in the Secondary Language Arts Classroomp. 19
Reflectionsp. 20
Recommended Readingsp. 21
Crossing Over: A Personal Narrativep. 25
The Library and the Hot Dogp. 25
Becoming an English Teacherp. 33
The Declinep. 35
The Legacy--Our Timep. 36
Super Mediap. 36
Wiredp. 38
Social Upheavalsp. 39
The New Literatesp. 40
Students of the Millenniump. 41
Reflectionp. 41
Recommended Readingsp. 42
Classrooms: Portraits of Teaching Meaning-Centered English Language Artsp. 44
Introduction to Part II: A Guide to Using the Storiesp. 44
IRA/NCTE Standards for English Language Artsp. 47
Teacher as Researcherp. 49
Teaching the Reading Workshopp. 51
Introductionp. 51
The School, the Studentsp. 51
The Teacherp. 52
Introducing the Lessonp. 52
The Lessonp. 53
Reflection: Some Final Thoughts on Joanne Adler's Reading Classp. 70
Teacher as Researcherp. 70
IRA/NCTE Standards for English Language Arts With Benchmarks for Chapter 3p. 71
Recommended Readingsp. 72
Discussing Booksp. 85
Introductionp. 85
Teacherp. 85
The Teacherp. 86
Introducing the Lessonp. 86
The Lessonp. 88
Reflections on Discussing Booksp. 92
Teacher as Researcherp. 94
IRA/NCTE Standards for English Language Arts With Performance Benchmarks for Chapter 4p. 95
Recommended Readingsp. 96
Teaching Dramap. 99
Introductionp. 99
Teacherp. 100
The Teacherp. 100
The Lessonp. 101
Reflections on Teaching A Midsummer Night's Dreamp. 111
Teacher as Researcherp. 119
IRA/NCTE Standards for English Language Arts With Performance Benchmarks for Chapter 5p. 120
Recommended Readingsp. 121
Teaching Poetryp. 125
Introductionp. 125
Teacherp. 126
The Teacherp. 126
Introducing the Lessonp. 127
The Lessonp. 128
Reflections on Teaching Poetryp. 142
Teacher as Researcherp. 144
IRA/NCTE Standards for English Language Arts With Performance Benchmarks for Chapter 6p. 145
Recommended Readingsp. 146
Teaching the Novelp. 149
Introductionp. 149
The School, the Studentsp. 149
Teaching The Great Gatsbyp. 149
The Teacherp. 150
The Lessonp. 152
Teaching Huckleberry Finnp. 159
The Lessonp. 159
Teaching To Kill A Mockingbirdp. 162
Introducing the Lesson--Connectionsp. 164
The Lessonp. 169
Reflections on Teaching Classic Novelsp. 173
Teacher as Researcherp. 174
IRA/NCTE Standards for English Language Arts With Performance Benchmarks for Chapter 7p. 175
Recommended Readingsp. 177
Teaching Writingp. 179
Introductionp. 179
Introducing the Lesson: Preparing for Writingp. 180
Reflections on Getting Startedp. 185
The Writing Workshop, Day One: Getting Ideas to Write Aboutp. 191
Writing Workshop, Day Two: Conferencing--Helping Students Get Startedp. 192
Reflections on the Writing Workshopp. 195
When Writing Goes Publicp. 195
Training Student Readers: Rough Draft Read and Critiqued by a Studentp. 198
Bob's Turn: Critiquing the Draftp. 204
Rewritingp. 205
Public Writingp. 211
Errorsp. 212
The Worst Errorsp. 215
Dialects and Writingp. 217
Computers in Bob's Classroomp. 223
Reflection: Bob as a Writing Teacherp. 225
Teacher as Researcherp. 226
IRA/NCTE Standards for English Language Arts With Performance Benchmarks for Chapter 8p. 227
Recommended Readingsp. 229
Teaching the New Literacies: Film, Television, and Computersp. 233
Introductionp. 233
The School, the Studentsp. 233
The Teacherp. 234
Teaching Film and Televisionp. 234
Teaching Filmp. 236
Film Discussionp. 236
The Breakfast Club Trialp. 240
The Language of Film and Televisionp. 246
Reflectionp. 249
Using the World Wide Web in the Classroomp. 249
Reflectionp. 252
Teaching Televisionp. 252
Reflectionp. 262
Teacher as Researcherp. 263
IRA/NCTE Standards for English Language Arts With Performance Benchmarks for Chapter 9p. 264
Recommended Readingsp. 266
Grading and Assessingp. 269
Introductionp. 269
The School, the Studentsp. 269
The Teacherp. 270
Semester Gradesp. 270
Portfoliosp. 271
Using Computers for Final Drafts to Assessp. 272
A Proficiency Test Storyp. 275
Reflectionp. 279
Teacher as Researcherp. 280
IRA/NCTE Standards for English Language Arts for Chapter 10p. 281
Recommended Readingsp. 281
Becoming and Staying a Teacher: Reflections and Resourcesp. 284
Introduction to Part III: A Guide to Using the Reflections and Resourcesp. 284
Reflectionsp. 287
Preparing for the Encounter: On Becoming a Teacherp. 287
Introductionp. 287
George Gets a Jobp. 288
George Confronts a Serious Discipline Problemp. 295
Reflections on George's First Yearp. 296
Teacher as Researcherp. 298
Planning for an English/Language Arts Classroomp. 299
Introductionp. 299
Planning Processp. 299
Reflections on Plomningp. 308
Teacher as Researcherp. 309
Remaining Vital in the Classroomp. 311
Introductionp. 311
Thinking About Itp. 312
Doing Something Newp. 314
Keeping Motivatedp. 316
University Connectionsp. 318
Reflectionp. 320
Teacher as Researcherp. 321
Recommended Readingsp. 322
Resources: The Fundamentals, Plans, and Termsp. 325
Three Sample Unit Plansp. 325
Introductionp. 325
A Unit Plan for Teaching Drama: A Midsummer Night's Dreamp. 326
A Unit Plan For Teaching Poetryp. 328
A Unit Plam For Teaching The Novel: To Kill A Mockingbirdp. 330
Teacher As Researcherp. 336
Glossary: What Every English Teacher Needs to Knowp. 337
Introductionp. 337
Readingp. 337
Writingp. 340
Grading--Compositionp. 343
Planningp. 345
Performance-Based Teachingp. 349
Teacher as Researcherp. 349
Crossing Over: A Guide to Personal Writingp. 351
Introductionp. 351
Where This Book Beganp. 351
Creating Your Personal Profilep. 352
Thinking It Overp. 353
Writing It Downp. 353
Gathering of Materialsp. 353
The Draftp. 354
Rewritingp. 355
Drafting Again and Bringing in Sourcesp. 356
Finding a Readerp. 357
Editingp. 357
Final Editing/Copyreadingp. 358
Publishingp. 358
Referencesp. 359
Author Indexp. 363
Subject Indexp. 365
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ISBN: 9780805832587
ISBN-10: 0805832580
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 12th August 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition