OK, it’s not a movie, but it is a webinar introducing Genre Explained: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers About Genre-Based Instruction, by Chris Tardy, Ann Johns, and me, published this year by the University of Michigan Press. We introduce genre and genre-based instruction and describe how you might use the book.
And right now, you can buy the book for 50% off — or buy two for full price! — at the Press website with code SPRING23 (or you can pay more on Amazon).
I just discovered this fantastic recording of a lecture by Mary Schleppegrell of the University of Michigan in which she introduces the use of Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) and argues convincingly for the incorporation of SFL metalanguage in order to give ELLs access to grade-level disciplinary texts. I’m going to use this as part of a blended course for Delaware K-12 teachers as they start to read Luciana de Oliveira and Mary Schleppegrell’s Focus on Grammar and Meaning.
This is a recording of my session at TESOL 2012 in Philadelphia introducing my forthcoming textbook, “Grammar Choices for Graduate and Professional Students.” Thanks to the ELI’s videographer, Lowell Riethmuller!