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ERIC Number: ED018423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960-Nov
Pages: 8
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CREATIVE LANGUAGE EXPERIENCES IN THE HIGH SCHOOL.
SHERIDAN, MARION C.
THE ENGLISH TEACHER CAN ROUSE STUDENTS OUT OF UNTHINKING ACCEPTANCE AND PASSIVITY BY PROVIDING THEM WITH CREATIVE LANGUAGE EXPERIENCES DESIGNED TO SHAPE THEM INTO CURIOUS AND RESPONSIVE INDIVIDUALS. TO FIND A PERSPECTIVE ON TEACHING CREATIVELY THE MANY FACETS OF LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND COMPOSITION, TEACHERS SHOULD LOOK TO STATEMENTS MADE BY SUCCESSFUL WRITERS WHO, THROUGH THE CREATIVE USE OF LANGUAGE, HAVE CONTRIBUTED SUBSTANTIALLY TO OUR CULTURE. A CREATIVE APPROACH TO TEACHING SHOULD HELP STUDENTS TO (1) EXPAND THEIR PERCEPTIVENESS BY CHALLENGING THEM TO MAKE FULL USE OF THEIR MINDS, EMOTIONS, AND SENSES, (2) EDUCATE THEIR EARS SO THAT THEY CAN RESPOND TO, INTERPRET, AND USE THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXPERTLY, (3) BROADEN THE SCOPE OF WHAT THEY HAVE TO WRITE ABOUT, (4) PLAN, DELIBERATE, WRITE, AND RE-WRITE UNTIL THEY CAN HANDLE WORDS AND THEIR COMBINATIONS EASILY AND PRECISELY, (5) TRANSLATE OVERTONES IN THEIR READING, (6) CREATE TOGETHER IN RELATED EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, AND (7) GAIN CONFIDENCE IN THEMSELVES THROUGH THE WORK INVOLVED IN MASTERING THE SKILLS OF READING, WRITING, SPEAKING, AND LISTENING. (THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "THE ENGLISH JOURNAL," VOL. 49 (NOVEMBER 1960), 563-569.) (JB)
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