This uniquely structured and practical resource book will empower teachers new to the study of language to feel confident about leading a stimulating and successful course. Covering all areas of linguistic investigation across the different exam board specifications, this accessible text rooted in theoretical perspectives is underpinned by years of teaching experience and is rich with practical classroom activities. Each of the sections included in this book is either an examined area of study from the AS and A2 specifications or deals with the supporting frameworks of linguistic analysis, and is helpfully split into two parts: An overview of how to teach that area of study, and a discussion of the appropriate level of knowledge that students will require; Individual lesson ideas and plans, with resources provided throughout. Teaching English Language 16 – 19 opens with a brief introductory section that outlines the reasoning behind taking an investigative approach to the study of language. A sequence of suggested lesson ideas for the opening lessons of a typical course, amounting to some eight lessons with homework research and discussion preparation tasks, is also included. Students on initial teacher education courses, as well as practising teachers undertaking the teaching of language for the first time, will welcome this highly practical resource.
How do you approach teaching English in the modern classroom? What is expected of a would-be English teacher? This best-selling textbook combines theory and practice to present a broad introduction to the opportunities and challenges of teaching English in secondary school classrooms. Each chapter explains the background to debates about teaching the subject and provides tasks, practical teaching approaches and further reading to explore issues and ideas in relation to school experience. Already a major text for many university teacher education courses, this new edition has been thoroughly updated in the light of recent revisions to the National Curriculum for English, examination syllabuses and the Standards for Qualified Teacher Status. As well as containing critical explorations of the history and definitions of the subject and policies such as the Secondary National Strategy that are appropriate to Professional and Masters level PGCE study, other chapters present a broad range of effective, innovative approaches to teaching such crucial areas as: reading and writing, speaking and listening; drama; media studies and information and communications technology; grammar, poetry and language study; Shakespeare; post-16 English language and literature. Written particularly with the new and student teacher in mind, this book offers principles and practical examples of teaching and learning within a 21st Century context in which new notions of literacy compete with demands of national assessment. Taking these changing principles as a starting point, the text also addresses questions about the nature of initial teacher preparation and raises issues concerning standards-based teacher education, mentoring in schools and monitoring the development of a student teacher.
Approved by AQA, this stimulating series provides a range of current and topical examples of language use, integrating literary and linguistic skills through the analysis of a rnage of texts. Our online resources delivered via Kerboodle, provide additional support to those students studying A Level English Language and Literature.
Routledge A Level English Guidesequip AS and A2 Level students with the skills they need to explore, evaluate and enjoy English. Books in the series are built around the various skills specified in the assessment objectives (AOs) for all AS and A2 Level English courses. Focusing on the AOs most relevant to their topic, the books help students to develop their knowledge and abilities through analysis of lively texts and contemporary data. Each book in the series covers a different area of language and literary study, and offers accessible explanations, examples, exercises, a glossary of key terms, and suggested answers. Language and Social Contexts: considers language within the social contexts in which it is used and understood covers the key skills and topics, including social contexts, transcripts and the contexts of speech, language and age, language and gender, and regional talk analyzes a wide variety of spoken and written texts, from conversations and text messages to wedding invitations, road signs, police warnings and advertisements offers a step-by-step guide to approaching texts and data and suggestions for structuring a response can be used as both a course text and a revision tool. Written by an experienced teacher, author and AS and A2 examiner, Language and Social Contextsis an essential resource for all students of AS and A2 Level English Language, and English Language and Literature.
Routledge A Level English Guides equip AS and A2 Level students with the skills they need to explore, evaluate, and enjoy English. Books in the series are built around the various skills specified in the assessment objectives (AOs) for all AS and A2 Level English courses. Focusing on the AOs most relevant to their topic, the books help students to develop their knowledge and abilities through analysis of lively texts and contemporary data. Each book in the series covers a different area of language and literary study, and offers accessible explanations, examples, exercises, summaries, a glossary of key terms, and suggested answers. The Language of Literature: *looks at how writers use language to create literary texts *explores a wide variety of literary texts from Shakespeare to Helen Fielding, via Alexander Pope, William Blake, Mary Shelley, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Julian Barnes and Martin Amis *covers the key skills and topics, including structure, shapes and patterns, genre and sub-genre, narrative and narrators, representing talk, metaphor, allegory and intertextuality *offers a step-by-step guide to approaching literary texts and structuring a response *can be used as both a course stimulus and a revision tool. Written by an experienced teacher, author and AS and A2 Level examiner, The Language of Literature is an essential resource for all students of AS and A2 Level English Language, English Literature, and English Language and Literature.
Revision Express A-level Study Guides - covering AS and A2 material in one book. A new approach to exam success, making your revision fast and effective.What A-level Examiners say about Revision Express Study Guides.'The Style is succinct and the focus is on exam success'.'...the material does provide what it promises - a revision guide, a quick whiz through the material needed for the exam.It's amazing what you can get into two pages '* Unique cover flap system to help the reader navigate through AS/A2 material* Each double-page spread will be a self-contained unit following a standard sequence. often with each session containing a clear focus* Self-assessment features on every page -- including 'Check point' which asks questions on material just covered, and a system whereby the reader marks up each section according to their level of understanding so difficult topics can be easily revisited* Additional features are contained in a narrow column on each page: Examiner's Secrets, The Jargon, Check the Net, and Study Skills hints including memorisation techniques all integrated into the body of the text rather than confined to a separate chapter* Answers will be provided for all questions, for essay style questions these will normally be outline answers indicating structure and coverage* On-line references: to author websites, companion websites and other authoritative sites, further questions and answers* The books highlight the aspects of the subject that are most vital for exam success therefore focusing on the areas that are always examined or areas that pose a particular problem in an exam context