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Making the Journey, Third Edition: Being and Becoming a Teacher of English Language Arts 3rd Edition

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About the Author

Leila Christenbury is Professor of English Education at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she teaches young adult literature, the teaching of writing, teaching methods for both secondary and middle school, and instructional theory and design. A former high school English teacher, well-known writer and researcher in English education, and past English Journal editor, Christenbury was recently elected president of the National Council of Teachers of English.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Heinemann; 3 edition (July 20, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0325008175
  • ISBN-13: 978-0325008172
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #428,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An experienced secondary school teacher and English educator, Christenbury clearly knows her audience...the book is rich with the voices of teachers and students. Christenbury includes sample papers; transcripts of discussions; and teachers' assignments, handouts, and testimonials. Each chapter ends with recommended reading and references...The book will be extremely helpful to beginning teachers and will remind veteran teachers of why they teach. You will probably wish, as I did, that Christenbury were sitting in your faculty lounge so you could talk to her and ask her about that student in third period who just did not seem to understand what you were teaching. Until she does appear, you can be confident that the book will provide important insights and advice." -Louann Reid, Ed., Professional Links Column, *English Journal*
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All new English teachers should read this. Christenbury gives helpful advice, anecdotes, and ideas on simply every aspect of the English Language Arts classroom. It is easy to read and very enjoyable. I am so thankful my English methods professor assigned this book. I have sticky-noted it up and plan on re-reading again when I get my first teaching job!
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I would recommend this book to all beginning English Teachers. Very good tips on lesson plans and book lists.
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The article arrived in a timely fashion from the vendor. It arrived as described by the vendor. I ordered the book for a required graduate educational class. I ordered it from Amazon.com because it was substantially cheaper than the University bookstore. Amazon's shipping is also much faster than the University bookstore. However, if I were to rate the book itself I find it does not measure up to textbooks I've had through out my teaching career. I retained all my textbooks, and I continue to use them today. This one not so much. I don't like the way it is organized, and it does not really give any exceptional insights into the concept of teaching beyond what is contained in my other textbooks. I will more than likely keep it on my self, but I don't think it will be one of my go-to reference books.
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