Teachers and administrators seek practical, time-efficient ways of teaching language arts to 21st-century adolescents in increasingly multicultural, technologically diverse, socially networked communities. They seek sound understanding, practical advice, and proven strategies in order to connect diverse literature to 21st-century societies while meeting state and professional standards like the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. This book offers strategies and resources that work.
Anna J. Small Roseboro has 40 years' experience in public and private schools and she earned the National Board Certificate in Early Adolescent/English Language Arts from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards in 1998. In 2008-9, Anna was a faculty leader at the NCTE Affiliates Leadership Conference, served as Master Teacher for the San Francisco Bay Area Teachers Center. She facilitated Early Career Educators in Leadership Institute, was awarded the California Association of Teachers of English 2009 Distinguished Service Award, in 2012-2013 served the Conference on English Leadership as mentor in their Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program, and in 2016 was presented with the NCTE Distinguished Service Award.
Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter One - Scoping Out the Year in Preview - Plan Now To Be Effective and Efficient Chapter Two - Networking Socially at the Start of a School Year Chapter Three -Writing to Learn Across the Content Areas Chapter Four - Exploring Traditional and Contemporary Grammars Chapter Five - Telling It Like It Is: Inviting Informative Writing Chapter Six - Making the Case: Persuasive Writing Chapter Seven - Versing Life Together: Writing Patterned and Original Poems Chapter Eight - Entertaining Writing - The Short Story Chapter Nine - Playing It Right: Reading, Writing and Performing Drama Chapter Ten - Speaking of Grammars, Media Arts and Public Speaking Chapter Eleven - Celebrating Names: A Unit about Community and Identity Afterward Appendix Bibliography