New Release Books by Richard Beach

Richard Beach is the author of Teaching to Exceed in the English Language Arts (2022), High School Students' Competing Social Worlds (2020), Teaching Language as Action in the ELA Classroom (2019), Teaching to Exceed the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards (2015) and other 50 books.

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Teaching to Exceed in the English Language Arts

release date: Jul 19, 2022
Teaching to Exceed in the English Language Arts
This text directly supports pre-service and in-service teachers in developing curriculum and instruction that exceeds the requirements of English language arts standards. It demonstrates how local and national standards' highest and best intentions for student success can be implemented from a critical, culturally relevant perspective.

High School Students' Competing Social Worlds

release date: Jul 24, 2020
High School Students' Competing Social Worlds
This book examines how working-class high school students’ identity construction is continually mediated by discourses and cultural practices operating in their classroom, school, family, sports, community, and workplace worlds. Specifically, it addresses how responding to cultural differences portrayed in multicultural literature can serve to challenge adolescents’ allegiances to status quo discourses and cultural models, and how teachers not only can rouse students to clarify and change their value stances related to race, class, and gender, but also provide support for and validation of students’ self-interrogation. Highlighting the influence of sociocultural forces, the book contributes to understanding the role of institutions in shaping adolescents’ lives, and identifies needs that must be addressed to improve those institutions. Current theory and research on critical discourse analysis, cultural models theory, and identity construction is meshed with specific applications of that theory and research to case-study profiles and analysis of classroom discussions. The instructional strategies described enable pre-service and in-service teachers to develop their own literature curriculum and instructional methods.

Teaching Language as Action in the ELA Classroom

release date: Mar 14, 2019
Teaching Language as Action in the ELA Classroom
This book explores English language arts instruction from the perspective of language as "social actions" that students and teachers enact with and toward one another to create supportive, trusting relations between students and teachers, and among students as peers. Departing from a code-based view of language as a set of systems or structures, the perspective of languaging as social actions takes up language as emotive, embodied, and inseparable from the intellectual life of the classroom. Through extensive classroom examples, the book demonstrates how elementary and secondary ELA teachers can apply a languaging perspective. Beach and Beauchemin employ pedagogical cases and activities to illustrate how to enhance students’ engagement in open-ended discussions, responses to literature, writing for audiences, drama activities, and online interactions. The authors also offer methods for fostering students' self-reflection to improve their sense of agency associated with enhancing relations in face-to-face, rhetorical, and online contexts.

Teaching to Exceed the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

release date: Dec 07, 2015
Teaching to Exceed the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards
Timely, thoughtful, and comprehensive, this text directly supports pre-service and in-service teachers in developing curriculum and instruction that both addresses and exceeds the requirements of the Common Core State Standards. Adopting a critical inquiry approach, it demonstrates how the Standards’ highest and best intentions for student success can be implemented from a critical, culturally relevant perspective firmly grounded in current literacy learning theory and research. It provides specific examples of teachers using the critical inquiry curriculum framework of identifying problems and issues, adopting alternative perspectives, and entertaining change in their classrooms to illustrate how the Standards can not only be addressed but also surpassed through engaging instruction. The Second Edition provides new material on adopting a critical inquiry approach to enhance student engagement and critical thinking planning instruction to effectively implement the CCSS in the classroom fostering critical response to literary and informational texts using YA literature and literature by authors of color integrating drama activities into literature and speaking/listening instruction teaching informational, explanatory, argumentative, and narrative writing working with ELL students to address the language Standards using digital tools and apps to respond to and create digital texts employing formative assessment to provide supportive feedback preparing students for the PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments using the book’s wiki site http://englishccss.pbworks.com for further resources

Identity-Focused ELA Teaching

release date: Mar 05, 2015
Identity-Focused ELA Teaching
Countering the increased standardization of English language arts instruction requires recognizing and fostering students’ unique identity construction across different social and cultural contexts. Drawing on current sociocultural theories of identity construction, this book posits that students construct multiple identities through use of five identity practices: adopting alternative perspectives, exploring connections across people and texts, negotiating identities across social worlds, developing agency through critical analysis, and reflecting on long-term identity trajectories. Identity-Focused ELA Teaching features classroom activities teachers can use to put these practices into action in ways that re-center implementing the Common Core State Standards; case-study profiles of students and classrooms from urban, suburban, and rural schools adopting these practices; and descriptions of how teachers both support students with this instructional approach and share their own identity-construction experiences with their students. It demonstrates how, as students acquire identity-focused practices through engagements with literature, writing, drama, and digital texts, they gain awareness of the ways exposure to different narratives, beliefs, and perspectives serves to mediate their own and others’ identities, leading to different ways of being and becoming over time.

Teaching Climate Change to Adolescents

release date: May 25, 2017
Teaching Climate Change to Adolescents
CO-PUBLISHED BY ROUTLEDGE AND THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH Teaching Climate Change to Adolescents is THE essential resource for middle and high school English language arts teachers to help their students understand and address the urgent issues and challenges facing life on Earth today. Classroom activities written and used by teachers show students posing questions, engaging in argumentative reading and writing and critical analysis, interpreting portrayals of climate change in literature and media, and adopting advocacy stances to promote change. The book illustrates climate change fitting into existing courses using already available materials and gives teachers tools and teaching ideas to support building this into their own classrooms. A variety of teacher and student voices makes for an appealing, fast-paced, and inspiring read. Visit the website for this book for additional information and links. All royalties from the sale of this book are donated to Alliance for Climate Education.

Literacy Tools in the Classroom

release date: Apr 17, 2015
Literacy Tools in the Classroom
This innovative resource describes how teachers can help students employ "literacy tools" across the curriculum to foster learning. The authors demonstrate how literacy tools such as narratives, question-asking, spoken-word poetry, drama, writing, digital communication, images, and video encourage critical inquiry in the 5-12 classroom. The book provides many examples and adaptable lessons from diverse classrooms and connects to an active Website where readers can join a growing professional community, share ideas, and get frequent updates: http://literacytooluses.pbworks.com

Teaching Literature to Adolescents

release date: Mar 10, 2016
Teaching Literature to Adolescents
This popular textbook introduces prospective and practicing English teachers to current methods of teaching literature in middle and high school classrooms. It underscores the value of providing students with a range of different critical approaches and tools for interpreting texts and the need to organize literature instruction around topics and issues of interest to them. Throughout the textbook, readers are encouraged to raise and explore inquiry-based questions in response to authentic dilemmas and issues they face in the critical literature classroom. New in this edition, the text shows how these approaches to fostering responses to literature also work as rich tools to address the Common Core English Language Arts Standards. Each chapter is organized around specific questions that English educators often hear in working with pre-service teachers. Suggested pedagogical methods are modelled by inviting readers to interact with the book through critical-inquiry methods for responding to texts. Readers are engaged in considering authentic dilemmas and issues facing literature teachers through inquiry-based responses to authentic case narratives. A Companion Website [http://teachingliterature.pbworks.com] provides resources and enrichment activities, inviting teachers to consider important issues in the context of their current or future classrooms.

Using Apps for Learning Across the Curriculum

release date: Oct 17, 2014
Using Apps for Learning Across the Curriculum
How can apps be used to foster learning with literacy across the curriculum? This book offers both a theoretical framework for considering app affordances and practical ways to use apps to build students’ disciplinary literacies and to foster a wide range of literacy practices. Using Apps for Learning Across the Curriculum presents a wide range of different apps and also assesses their value features methods for and apps related to planning instruction and assessing student learning identifies favorite apps whose affordances are most likely to foster certain disciplinary literacies includes resources and apps for professional development provides examples of student learning in the classroom A website (www.usingipads.pbworks.com) with resources for teaching and further reading for each chapter, a link to a blog for continuing conversations about topics in the book (appsforlearningliteracies.com), and more enhance the usefulness of the book.

Understanding and Creating Digital Texts

Understanding and Creating Digital Texts
This book provides activities and examples that use technological tools to help students learn how to create digital texts. This book also provides a basis for creating novel classroom activities that encourage students to define purpose and audience, make textual links, collaborate, gain new perspectives, and construct identities through writing. ies.

Essentials of Paediatrics2

release date: Dec 12, 2012
Essentials of Paediatrics2
2013 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Paediatrics! The perfect portable companion for trainees and medical students on clinical placements in paediatrics. Key features: Part of the Kumar & Clark family of revision titles Cases throughout Key points boxes included Includes self-assessment questions Appendices cover resuscitation, practical procedures, prescribing, fluids and electrolytes, and common syndromes Ideal for revision and examination preparation

Essentials of Paediatrics E-Book

release date: Nov 06, 2012
Essentials of Paediatrics E-Book
The perfect portable companion for trainees and medical students on clinical placements in paediatrics. New to this edition: Two new editors Thoroughly updated and revised throughout Key features: Part of the Kumar & Clark family of revision titles Cases throughout Key points boxes included Includes self-assessment questions Appendices cover resuscitation, practical procedures, prescribing, fluids and electrolytes, and common syndromes Ideal for revision and examination preparation The perfect portable companion for trainees and medical students on clinical placements in paediatrics. Key features: Part of the Kumar & Clark family of revision titles Cases throughout Key points boxes included Includes self-assessment questions Appendices cover resuscitation, practical procedures, prescribing, fluids and electrolytes, and common syndromes Ideal for revision and examination preparation

Put 'em in Coach

release date: Apr 01, 2012
Put 'em in Coach
I grew up in Washington, DC, in the public housing system. The most positive influences in helping to keep me on the right path were the Police Boys Club and DC Rec Department. I've always felt it was important to give to young children what was given to me in my youth.

Pocket Essentials of Paediatrics

release date: Jan 01, 2006
Pocket Essentials of Paediatrics
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. A concise handbook of paediatrics, written in the style and format of the popular " Pocket Essentials" series, edited by Kumar & Clark. The aim is to provide a practical and quick review of clinical paediatrics for medical students and junior doctors. Concise and easy to carry around Ideal size for clinical attachments Exam questions add to book's appeal Part of a popular series

Inquiry-based English Instruction

release date: Jun 08, 2001
Inquiry-based English Instruction
This valuable resource offers an alternative framework for middle and secondary school English instruction. The authors provide concrete strategies for engaging students in critical inquiry projects about the social worlds they inhabit or about those portrayed in literature and the media, their peer, school, family, romance, community, workplace, and virtual worlds. You will find numerous examples of middle and high school students using various literacy tools (language, genres, narratives, signs, multimedia, and drama) to study, represent, critique, and transform these worlds. Rather than simply studying about literacy practices, this new framework shows how students learn best through active participation driven by a need to critically examine and promote changes in their social worlds.

A Teacher's Introduction to Reader-response Theories

release date: Jan 01, 1993
A Teacher's Introduction to Reader-response Theories
This book offers teachers a convenient means of broadening their understanding of reader response theory and criticism and applying this theory to the teaching of literature in high school and college classrooms. The book is designed to arouse individual teachers' interest in reader response theory and encourage them to apply it to their teaching. The book covers the various branches of reader response theory, the key ideas of its many proponents, and the advantages and disadvantages of each branch of theory as perceived by critics. Individual chapters include: (1) Introduction; (2) Textual Theories of Response; (3) Experiential Theories of Response; (4) Psychological Theories of Response; (5) Social Theories of Response; (6) Cultural Theories of Response; and (7) Applying Theory to Practice: Making Decisions about Eliciting Response. (A glossary of key terms in reader response theory along with an extensive bibliography covering the many facets of the entire field are appended.) (HB).

Teaching Writing Using Blogs, Wikis, and Other Digital Tools

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Teaching Writing Using Blogs, Wikis, and Other Digital Tools
See how to use various digital tools including blogs, wikis, digital mapping, online chat, digital storytelling, podcasts, e-portfolios, and others to teach writing in the classroom. Packed with examples of teaching activities and student writing, this one-of-its-kind book demonstrates how to use search engines and digital mapping to develop information, online discussion tools and blogs to formulate ideas, Wikis to write collaboratively, digital storytelling and poetry to create multimodal texts, podcasts and vlogs to create audio and video texts, online commenting tools to provide peer feedback, and much more. Included are links to new tools and activities on the authors constantly updated Web site, http: //digitalwriting.pbwiki.com."

Teachingmedialiteracy.com

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Teachingmedialiteracy.com
The internet offers enormous possibilities for teachers who include a discussion of media in their courses. Richard Beach has created this comprehensive but easy-to use guide by teachers from middle school to graduate school.--[book cover]

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