Techniques for organizing teaching units and designing daily lessons
Tested ideas for working effectively with parents, colleagues, substitutes, administrators, and community resources
Information on media literacy and technology
Advice for working with reluctant readers
Creative ideas for reading response activities, writing assignments, group and individual projects, and speeches
Suggestions for handling controversial issues such as confidentiality and censorship
"A must-have guide for both novice and experienced secondary English teachers. The book's positive, affirming tone makes you want to be the best teacher you can be. I wish it had been available when I was a new English teacher--it could have made the difference between surviving and thriving."
--Thomas G. Gunning, professor emeritus, Southern Connecticut State University