With up-to-date research, Canadian examples, and an engaging narrative, this text provides a well-rounded introduction to how language theory shapes teaching in both primary and secondary classrooms, offering teacher-candidates the theoretical foundation required to develop their own teaching strategies for English Language Arts.
Rebecca Luce-Kapler is professor and associate dean of graduate studies and research in the Faculty of Education at Queen's University, where she also holds the secondary language and literacy position in the faculty. She has published in journals such as Educational Action Research, and is the author of Writing With, Through, and Beyond the Text: An Ecology of Language (Routledge, 2004) and co-author of three editions of Engaging Minds: Changing Teaching in Complex Times (Routledge, 2000, 2007, 2013). She is also a freelance writer of non-fiction, poetry, and fiction.
Jane Chin is assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at Queen's University. Focused on curriculum studies, Jane's research interests also include digital literacy and the use of hypertext in the English language arts classroom. She has previously published articles in the journal Language and Literacy.
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