ERIC Number: ED029020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Practices in Teaching English, 1968-1969: A Sixth Report of the NCTE Committee on Promising Practices.
National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.
Twenty-five articles describing techniques for teaching English are organized under four headings: language, literature, composition, and miscellany. Included in the language section are discussions of an oral language program for 3- to 5-year-old disadvantaged children, of language development through creative dramatics, of a junior high school program requiring students to match language to purpose, and of approaches to an in-depth study of American English. The section on literature presents plans for an independent reading program, techniques for teaching poetry, methods of studying drama and presenting dramatizations, a program on book evaluation and rating, and guides for organizing a class library. The composition section includes techniques for making writing more pleasurable, for combining composition and speech, for guiding collaboration in student writing, for using newspapers to teach organization and slides to teach imagery, for developing humor in composition, and for helping remedial writers overcome feelings of inferiority. The last section includes descriptions of a project aimed at teaching recognition of order and form in speaking and writing, a nongraded senior high language arts program, a Program of Individualized English Methods, and the use of mechanical teaching aids. (LH)
Descriptors: Creative Dramatics, Diachronic Linguistics, Drama, Educational Media, English Instruction, Independent Reading, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Materials, Language, Literature, Multimedia Instruction, Newspapers, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Poetry, Remedial Reading, Speech Communication, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
National Council of Teachers of English, 508 South Sixth Street, Champaign, Ill. 61820 (Stock No. 00830, HC $1.25)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.