This is a unique textbook that offers an integrated text-focused approach to teaching English texts across the 11-18 age and ability range. "Teaching Texts 11-18" is a book for trainee English teachers, PGCE and GTTP trainees, and those who have recently qualified. This textbook offers an integrated text-focused approach to teaching the subject of English across the 11-18 age and ability range. The term 'text' embraces a variety of texts that are at the heart of the English curriculum and debates about literacy, including scripts and spoken texts, poetry, prose fiction, literary non-fiction, media and multimodal texts."Teaching Texts 11-18" explores practical and inclusive ways into teaching many different types of texts. The use of ICT and considerations for working with lower ability and/or gifted and talented students features throughout the book.The book draws on both creative practices and current research in the fields of literacy, English teaching pedagogy and ICT. It includes interviews and some examples of textual production from professionals working in different textual fields.
It engages with debates about the current and future construction of the English curriculum both in the UK and in other Anglophone countries. It supports its readers in their professional development as reflective readers and teachers of texts.
Dr Sue Dymoke is PGCE English course leader at University of Leicester, UK.
1. What is a text?; 2. Prior textual knowledge, text selection and planning; 3. Prose fiction; 4. Poetry; 5. Non-fiction texts; 6. Spoken texts and scripts; 7. Multimodal and moving image texts; Appendix 1. Recommened children's and young adult contemporary fiction, graphic novels, non-fiction, drama and poetry; Appendix 2. Exploring citizenship issues in English lessons; References; Index.