Today’s secondary classrooms are increasingly diverse places and skilled English teachers need to be able to develop flexible teaching strategies that can be adapted to best serve diverse learners with divergent needs. This textbook for pre-service teachers gives them pragmatic guidance on the major aspects of literacy teaching, and how to draw insight research and apply it in diverse classrooms. Key coverage includes: • The fundamental aspects of teaching reading and writing to adolescent learners. • How to intelligently select and use literature with secondary students. • Multi-literacies and the use of technology in English teaching. • Assessment strategies for the classroom. • Teaching techniques for developing reading comprehension. This is essential reading for anyone training to teach English in secondary classrooms, and for recently qualified teachers looking to sharpen their practice.

Digital Literacies
Digital Literacies
Chapter objectives

  • To understand how new technologies change the way people communicate and function in society.
  • To discover how digital literacy can be inclusive.
  • To analyse how teaching and learning can be flexible, adaptable and empowering.
Key questions

  • How does the shift from consumers of knowledge to creators of knowledge impact learners?
  • What type of skills will students need to become literate in a digital environment?
  • How do you think new technologies will change the way in which you teach?
  • How can you engage learners so that they can be creative and interdependent?
Key words:

Digital literacies, new technology, connectivism, digital devices, digital divide, collaboration.


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