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ELA for M/S: A Guidebook for Beginning Teachers (ELA for M/S is an acronym: English and Language Arts for Middle-and-Secondary schools) is designed to enable ENGL 478: Literature for Middle and Secondary Schools and ENGL 480: Internship students to develop competence in their field. The book also prepares ENGL 579: Professional Semester and Follow-up students to transition into professional life. The book's contents includes 13 chapters: 1. Eight Pedagogical Imperatives; 2. Four Theories: Bloom, Gardner, Piaget and UDL; 3. Three Teaching Approaches; 9. Constructing Tests; 10. Writing Templates; 11. Tragedy for non-English Majors; to name a few. ELA for M/S is illustrated with 15 photos I took during The Little Red Schoolhouse Project, when my research assistants were Laura Allgood and Lindsey Lockhart (now Viets) of the Honors College. The Project's western terminus is the Sunny Side School located at The Little House on the Prairie site in Independence, Kansas; the eastern terminus is Avonlea School (where Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of the Anne of Green Gables books, taught; Anne Shirley, like Laura Ingalls, teaches in a one-room schoolhouse) on Prince Edward Island off the coast of Canada.

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ELA for M/S: A Guidebook for Beginning Teachers



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