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Secondary schools

See below for a selection of the latest books from Secondary schools category. Presented with a red border are the Secondary schools books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Secondary schools books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Jocks and Burnouts Social Categories and Identity in the High School

Jocks and Burnouts Social Categories and Identity in the High School

Author: Penelope Eckert Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

This ethnographic study of adolescent social structure in a Michigan high school provides a brilliant new perspective on class-based reactions between individual students and the school. Dr. Eckert shows how the school's institutional environment fosters the formation of opposed class cultures in the student population, which in turn serve as a social tracking system.

The Arkansas Delta Oral History Project Culture, Place and Authenticity

The Arkansas Delta Oral History Project Culture, Place and Authenticity

Author: David A. Jolliffe, Christian Z. Goering, Krista Jones Oldham, James A. Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

In rural America, perhaps more than other areas, high school students have the ability to contribute to the revitalization and sustainability of their home communities by engaging in oral history projects designed to highlight the values that are revered and worth saving in their region. The Arkansas Delta Oral History Project, a multiyear collaboration between the University of Arkansas and several public high schools in small, rural Arkansas towns, gives students that opportunity. Through the project, trained University of Arkansas studentmentors work with high school students on in-depth writing projects that grow out of oral history interviews. The Delta, a region where the religious roots of southern culture run deep and the traditions of cooking, farming, and hunting are passed from generation to generation, provides the ideal subject for oral history projects. In this detailed exploration of the project, the authors draw on theories of cultural studies and critical pedagogy of place to show how students' work on religion, food, and race exemplifies the use of community literacy to revitalize a distressed economic region. Advancing the discussion of place-based education, The Arkansas Delta Oral History Project is both inspirational and instructive in offering a successful model of an authentic literacy program.

Differentiating Instruction in a Whole Group Setting(7-12)

Differentiating Instruction in a Whole Group Setting(7-12)

Author: Betty Hollas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

Words Words Words - Teaching Vocabulary in Grades 4 - 12

Words Words Words - Teaching Vocabulary in Grades 4 - 12

Author: Janet Allen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

Do you spend hours creating word lists and weekly vocabulary tests only to find that your students have forgotten the words by the following week? Janet Allen and her students were frustrated with the same problem. Words, Words, Words describes the research that changed the way she and many other teachers teach vocabulary. It offers educators practical, research-based solutions for helping students fall into new language, learn new words, and begin to use those words in their speaking and writing lives. This book offers teachers detailed strategy lessons in the following areas: activating and building background word knowledge; making word learning meaningful and lasting; building concept knowledge; using word and structural analysis to create meaning; using context as a text support; making reading the heart of vocabulary instruction. Words, Words, Words provides educators with a strong research base, detailed classroom-based lessons, and graphic organizers to support the strategy lessons. At a time when teachers are struggling to meet content standards in reading across the curriculum, this book offers some practical solutions for meeting those standards in ways that are meaningful and lasting.

Urban Preparation Young Black Men Moving from Chicago's South Side to Success in Higher Education

Urban Preparation Young Black Men Moving from Chicago's South Side to Success in Higher Education

Author: Chezare A. Warren, H. Richard Milner, James Earl Davis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

Chezare A. Warren chronicles the transition of a cohort of young Black males from Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men to their early experiences in higher education. A rich and closely observed account of a mission-driven school and its students, Urban Preparation makes a significant contribution to our understanding of how young males of color can best be served in schools throughout the United States today. A founding teacher at Urban Prep, Warren offers a detailed exploration of what this single-sex public high school on the South Side of Chicago has managed to accomplish amid profoundly challenging circumstances. He provides a comprehensive portrait of the school-its leaders, teachers, and professional staff; its students; and the community that the school aims to serve-and highlights how preparation for higher education is central to its mission. Warren focuses on three main goals: to describe Urban Prep's plans and efforts to prepare young Black males for college; to understand how race, community, poverty, and the school contributed, in complex and interrelated ways, to the academic goals of these students; and to offer a wide-ranging set of conclusions about the school environments and conditions that might help young Black males throughout the country succeed in high school and college.

Word Study in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom Supporting Struggling Readers and Students with Disabilities

Word Study in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom Supporting Struggling Readers and Students with Disabilities

Author: Melinda Leko Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2019

Word study integrates decoding/phonics, spelling, and vocabulary instruction to help struggling readers identify unfamiliar words in order to improve reading comprehension. This book provides secondary teachers with practical strategies to embed word study instruction in content area classes and support the needs of adolescent readers, particularly those with disabilities. The text includes many useful teaching resources, such as sample lesson plans, reproducible teaching tools, web resource lists, and tips about technology-based learning tools. This comprehensive, hands-on volume will also appeal to teachers who are new to word study, especially those who have students with disabilities in their classrooms. Book Features: Outlines how word study techniques can help teachers address students' reading challenges. Focuses on the inclusion of adolescents with disabilities in content area courses. Offers techniques for understanding content-dense, multisyllabic words that are commonly found in disciplinary texts. Includes many user-friendly features, such as classroom examples, discussion questions, teaching tips, and resource lists.

The Noisy Classroom Developing Debate and Critical Oracy in Schools

The Noisy Classroom Developing Debate and Critical Oracy in Schools

Author: Debbie Newman Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2019

Debate and critical oracy allow students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of academic subjects while simultaneously developing their communication and critical thinking skills, which can be hugely effective in increasing attainment. This book, written by an experienced teacher and founder of The Noisy Classroom, aims to help students learn to argue, disagree and debate in a constructive manner. Packed with resources and engaging exercises, it shows teachers how to develop an argument culture in the classroom that promotes open-mindedness and encourages students to explore new perspectives, defend views and challenge others. The Noisy Classroom includes: A reflection on critical oracy and why it is important. A step-by-step guide for teachers to set up and encourage debate across the curriculum, highlighting how to get the most out of a noisy classroom. Advice for teachers on how to overcome barriers to building and using critical oracy in the classroom, including troubleshooting when things go wrong. Practical ideas for sharpening pair, group and whole-class discussions, ranging from small starter and plenary activities to full parliamentary-style debates. The book brings together activities gathered and tested over 20 years of working in debate, oracy and education. It is intended for school teachers, including both NQTs and more experienced practitioners.

The Noisy Classroom Developing Debate and Critical Oracy in Schools

The Noisy Classroom Developing Debate and Critical Oracy in Schools

Author: Debbie Newman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/09/2019

Debate and critical oracy allow students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of academic subjects while simultaneously developing their communication and critical thinking skills, which can be hugely effective in increasing attainment. This book, written by an experienced teacher and founder of The Noisy Classroom, aims to help students learn to argue, disagree and debate in a constructive manner. Packed with resources and engaging exercises, it shows teachers how to develop an argument culture in the classroom that promotes open-mindedness and encourages students to explore new perspectives, defend views and challenge others. The Noisy Classroom includes: A reflection on critical oracy and why it is important. A step-by-step guide for teachers to set up and encourage debate across the curriculum, highlighting how to get the most out of a noisy classroom. Advice for teachers on how to overcome barriers to building and using critical oracy in the classroom, including troubleshooting when things go wrong. Practical ideas for sharpening pair, group and whole-class discussions, ranging from small starter and plenary activities to full parliamentary-style debates. The book brings together activities gathered and tested over 20 years of working in debate, oracy and education. It is intended for school teachers, including both NQTs and more experienced practitioners.

The New Examination System - GCSE

The New Examination System - GCSE

Author: Walter Roy Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2019

Reform of the public examination system for sixteen-year-olds presented a considerable challenge to secondary schools. The new General Certification of Secondary Education, introduced in 1988, was more than a continuation of the G.C.E. `O' level and C.S.E. examinations at the time. The introduction of national criteria by the Department of Education, the part played by the Secondary Schools Examination Council, the emergence of new examining bodies were new dimensions faced by schools accustomed to exercising considerable autonomy in designing a curriculum. How far would the new examination reflect what was actually taught in our classrooms? What were its new features? Which pupils would be entered, and with what prospect of success? Above all, how would schools meet a tight time schedule, which required study of new syllabuses to be ready by 1986 for the first examinations held in 1988? Originally published in 1986 this book was intended to answer some of these questions and provide an up-to-date picture of the present state of the examination world, with indications of future developments in the vital years ahead. It aimed to assist those immediately and urgently concerned with implementing this far-reaching educational reform. Today it can be considered in its historical context.