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2nd Edition

How to be a Brilliant English Teacher

ISBN 9780415675000
Published July 12, 2012 by Routledge
232 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Now in its second edition, Trevor Wright’s hugely popular How to be a Brilliant English Teacher is packed with practical advice drawn from his extensive and successful experience as an English teacher, examiner and teacher trainer. This accessible and readable guide offers sound theoretical principles with exciting practical suggestions for the classroom.

Fully updated to include a new expanded section on differentiation and inclusion, as well as covering new material on behaviour management and teaching poetry for enjoyment and personal response, this book tackles other tricky areas such as:

  • Starting with Shakespeare
  • Effective planning and assessment
  • Learning to love objectives
  • Working small texts and big texts
  • Drama.

Trainee teachers will find support and inspiration in this book and practising English teachers can use it as an empowering self-help guide for improving their skills. Trevor Wright addresses many of the anxieties that English teachers face, offering focused and realistic solutions.

Table of Contents

1. Shakespeare: First Contact  2. Planning : the Third Element  3. Learning to Love Objectives  4. Poetry, texts and Pupil Responses  5. Managing Learning, Managing Classrooms  6. Evaluation  7. Planning, Curriculums and Frameworks  8. Working with Big Texts  9. Drama - Mandie Wright  10. Differentiation and Inclusion

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Trevor Wright is a Senior Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education at the University of Worcester, UK.