"Created by teachers, for teachers, the research-based curriculum maps in this book present a comprehensive, coherent sequence of thematic units for teaching the skills outlined in the CCSS for English language arts in Grades 9-12. Teachers can use the maps to plan their year and craft their own more detailed lesson plans. Each grade is broken down into six units that include focus standards, suggested works, sample activities and assessments, lesson plans, and more The maps address every standard in the CCSS, yet are flexible and adaptable to accommodate diverse teaching styles Any teacher, school, or district that chooses to follow the Common Core maps can be confident that they are adhering to the standards"-- Provided by publisher.
This practical book for English teachers describes how to use film effectively in the classroom. Golden believes that watching and analyzing films improves students' reading and literary analysis skills. He advocates the use of short clips to highlight particular analytical skills and begins with a brief introduction to the language of film: the shot, framing, focus, angle, and more. He concludes the book with a section on how to teach a complete film by breaking it down into twenty- to twenty-five-minute segments. A helpful appendix has blank activity sheets that include symbol tally sheets and characterization charts. --From publisher's description.
Managing a class of 35 -- Creating a teaching unit -- Handling pressure -- Challenging all students and meeting their challenges -- Knowing that you make a difference -- Approaches to teaching writing -- Engaging students and competing for their attention -- Poetry for teachers and students -- What works and why? -- Different types of teacher personalities -- Professional reading -- Harnessing self-doubt -- Learning the most from each semester's experiences -- Managing your time -- The teacher's power -- Boundaries -- The teacher's role during a classroom crisis -- Student suicide -- Teacher/parent relationships -- Open house -- End-of-year challenges and expectations -- Doing it all, especially with a family.