A Path to Success to Teaching English to Middle School Students and Beyond
This is an empowering, encouraging, enjoyable, and inspiring resource for new teachers that joyfully demystifies the task of teaching adolescents. The lesson activities provide opportunities to support many learning styles. This should be the 'go to' companion for all English language arts teachers - both novice and experienced. -- Sadie Sapp Mahone, education consultant, Federal Funds and Compliance, Michigan Department of Education; former elementary and middle school principal This text offers practical insights for English teachers, especially novice educators, to incorporate into their classroom lessons. Roseboro guides her readers through the metacognitive process that we grow to understand in our beginning years as essential parts of curriculum development. Her words encourage meaningful engagement and collaborative learning among students and teachers. Moreover, the content-specific activities demonstrate a belief in and commitment to academic rigor and relevance. Roseboro's book is a must-have for teachers both new and experienced. -- Chawanna B. Chambers, PhD, NBCT, owner and director, Single Seed Enrichment School Anna Roseboro is one of those rare individuals who make an indelible impression on every person she touches. She knows how to work with teachers to help them see possibilities where others might see only problems. Her commitment to new teachers, the most vulnerable members of our community, is inspiring. Getting Started describes ways both novice and veteran teachers can navigate the changing educational landscape. Despite all these changes, Annas book offers a clear path to success. It is sure to make the world a better place. -- Carol Jago, past president, National Council of Teachers of English
Anna J. Small Roseboro, a National Board Certified Teacher has over four decades experience teaching in public and private schools, mentoring early career educators, facilitating leadership institutes. She was awarded Distinguished Service Awards by the California Association of Teachers of English and the National Council of Teachers of English.
Foreword: Teaching the Ways They Learn by R. Joseph Rodrguez Acknowledgements 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 - Unpacking the Story and Understanding Genres Chapter Four - Compelling Writing Informational to Persuasive Chapter Five - Taking T.I.M.E. to Teach Poetry Chapter Six -Versing Life Together Chapter Seven - Learning to Speak Publicly Chapter Eight - Teaching Grammar of Standard English and Terms in Media Arts Afterword: Bon Voyage Acknowledge the Challenge and Maximize the Opportunity Notes Bibliography About the Author