Bridging English (4th Edition)
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Bridging English (4th Edition)

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Bridging English, fourth edition, is a comprehensive English methods text that is structured on James Moffett’s conception of the “universe of discourse” in the teaching of English: talking and listening, writing and reading. The book combines theory and practice, that is, overarching structures with particular instructional strategies. It provides prospective teachers w...more
Paperback, 528 pages
Published June 25th 2007 by Prentice Hall (first published 2002)
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Caitlin Mitchell
One of the best teaching books I've read so far. It was actually helpful and you can tell the authors have actually been in a classroom. I also felt like what I bring to the classroom was respected. I've had education/English grad textbooks that actually defined the word "homework" for me. The authors of this text treat the reader as a professional looking to hone skills. Worth the money.
Katie G
This is one of the few books I've bought for college that has actually been really helpful. It's a really long book, but there are so many helpful suggestions for teachers! This is definitely one book that I will be turning to on a regular basis when I am a teacher.
Rachel M.
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This textbok has some great ideas for teaching literature, but it falls short in the vocabulary department. Also, some of the ideas for incorporating drama are very corny...
Stacy Parrish
Aug 29, 2007 Stacy Parrish rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: English teachers
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This is quite possibly the best resource book for English teachers. I refer to it often. It is a must have for new ideas, great unit plans, and how to differentiate instruction.
Joel
Good for English teachers. It has a lot of techniques, terminology, and tricks to keep things interesting and effective.
Anne-Marie
A comprehensive guide to teaching English.
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