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EDUCATION: Materials of Interest to
Secondary Language Arts Teachers

Periodicals of Special Interest
Professional Associations
Professional Standards/California State Frameworks
Sample Curriculum/Personal Favorites
Background Information/Teacher Method Books
Lists of Recommended Books
Internet Starting Places
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Periodicals of Special Interest

Periodicals are shelved alphabetically by title on Floor 3 South.

California English also available in print
California Reader
Classroom Notes Plus
English Journal
Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy also available in Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Reading and Writing Quarterly
Reading Teacher also available in Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Voices from the Middle

Articles on specific topics can be located searching the ERIC or the Education Full Text database.

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Professional Associations

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Professional Standards and California State Frameworks
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Sample Curriculum and Personal Favorites

  • Lesson Plans for K-12 Teachers-Language Arts  A CSUS Guide
  • The Odyssey Theme: a Journey of Self-Discovery: Curriculum Guide
    Curric Guides Language Arts 9786
  • Reading Next: A Vision for Action and Research in Middle and High School Literacy
    Reading Next: A Vision for Action and Research in Middle and High School Literacy
  • Strategic Teaching and Learning: Standards-Based Instruction to Promote
    Content Literacy in Grades Four Through Twelve
    (from the CA State Dept. of Ed.)
    Curric Guide Language Arts 0332
  • Peace Corps Stories From the Field  (
  • World Literature: Sampling Four Continents, Thematic Approaches
    Curric Guides Language Arts 0169

  • Additional lesson plans and teaching strategies can be found by browsing in the curriculum guides on FLoor 2 South and in the language arts "method books" under call number LB 1631 on Floor 3 North.

    Use EUREKA ( to locate additional curriculum materials, select ADVANCED SEARCH and limit to LOCATIONS "Curriculum Guides" or "Curriculum Nonprint" or "Curriculum Texts."
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    Background Information/Teacher Method Books
    • But Will it Work with Real Students?": Scenarios for Teaching Secondary English Language arts
      LB 1361 A472 2003
    • California High School Exit Examination Program Resources
    • Chases Calendar of Events
      ref D11.5 C48
    • Crossing Over: Teaching Meaning-Centered Secondary English Language Arts
      LB1631 F67 2002
    • The English Teacher's Companion: a Complete Guide to Classroom, Curriculum, and the Profession   PE65 B87 2003
    • English Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Techniques and Materials
      for Grades 7-12
        LB1631 B672 1994
    • Great Films and How to Teach Them
      PN1993.7 C59 2004
    • I Read it But I Don't Get it: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers
      LB1050.45 T68 2000
    • Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts
      ref LB1576 H234 2003
    • Ideas Plus: Practical Classroom Ideas by Teachers for Teachers (NCTE)
      LB1631 I34
    • Interdisciplinary Strategies for English and Social Studies Classrooms: Toward
      Collaborative Middle and Secondary Teaching
        LB1631 N69 1997
    • Middle School English Teacher's Guide to Active Learning
      LB1631 M53 2000
    • More Ways to Handle the Paper Load: on Paper and Online
      LB1631 M597 2005
    • The No-nonsense Guide to Teaching Writing: Strategies, Structures, and Solutions
      LB1576 D2373 2003
    • Publishing with Students: a Comprehensive Guide
      LB3621 W39 2002
    • Purposeful Writing: Genre Study in the Secondary Writing Workshop
      LB1631 S5155 2006
    • Teaching English Creatively
      LB1631 B797 1994
    • Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: If Not Me, Then Who?   LB1632 B54 1998 vol.1
    • The Tech-savvy English Classroom
      LB 1631 K23 2003
    • Secondary Teachers Guide to Free Curriculum Materials
      ref LBZ5817.2 E42
    • Writing Reminders: Tools, Tips, and Techniques
      LB 631 B774 2003
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    Lists of Recommended Books
    • Books for You: an Annotated Booklist for Senior High Students (NCTE)
      ref juv 028.5 N27768c 2000
    • California Reading List Web Site
      Recommended books are arranged by reading level reading practice
    • High/Low Handbook: Best Books and Web Sites for Reluctant Teen Readers
      ref juv 028.5 H638 2002
    • Outstanding Books for the College Bound (American Library Association)
      also available at ref juv 028.5 O948
    • Reading Their World: the Young Adult Novel in the Classroom
      PS 42 R4 2000
    • Recommended Literature (K-12)
    • Your Reading: an Annotated Booklist for Middle School and Junior High (NCTE)
      ref juv 011.62 N2776y 2003
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    Internet Starting Places
    A Sacramento State Library Research Guide compiled by Roz Van Auker, Education Reference Librarian; Roz Van
    rva/dr Last updated 6/09