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Explicit English Teaching

Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781529741681
  • Published By: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Year: 2023
  • Page Count: 224
  • Publication date: May 09, 2023

Price: $31



"If you read this book early in your career, you won’t need to go on the ten year mission I did to find this all out for myself and work out how to apply it. You have a clear road map here - take it!" - Amazon review


How can you take ideas from cognitive science and explicit instruction and use them to enhance teaching and learning in your secondary English lessons?

Based on contemporary research findings and supported by a range of classroom examples, this accessibly written book demonstrates how cognitive load theory, Rosenshine’s Principles of Instruction, explicit instruction and broader cognitive science ideas can be applied to the teaching of English in secondary schools.

Key topics include:

  • Explicit teaching of grammar and writing
  • Deliberate practice to improve student writing
  • Broadening students’ vocabularies
  • A guide to instructional sequencing
Tom Needham has been teaching for over fifteen years and currently teaches English in South London.


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Tom Needham

Tom has been teaching for over fifteen years. He currently teaches English in South London. He has previously taught English in International Schools in Malaysia and Nigeria; EFL in Bangkok and Harrogate, as well as Sociology, Media Studies and all the Humanities in Croydon.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What is learning?

Chapter 2: How can we help students understand and remember things?

Chapter 3: Remembering and Understanding in Practice

Chapter 4: Novices and Experts

Chapter 5: Teaching Vocabulary

Chapter 6: Explicit Instruction

Chapter 7: What can Rosenshine teach us?

Chapter 8: Insights from Direct Instruction

Chapter 9: Teaching Writing: The Case for Deliberate Practice

Chapter 10: Creating Instructional Sequences

Chapter 11: Analytical Components

Price: $31
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