ERIC Number: ED034761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Creative Teaching Using the Sun-Times in the English Curriculum.
Motycka, Mary Ann; Ceres, E. W.
Proceeding on the assumption that the newspaper can be effectively used to teach nearly every aspect of the English curriculum, this teaching guide presents concepts in literature, language, grammar, and composition and suggests procedures for adapting the relevancy and contemporaneousness of the daily newspaper to secondary school English instruction. Examples from human interest stories, sports pages, advertising, and cartoons of "The Chicago Sun-Times" illustrate ways in which the short story, the novel, the essay, poetry, symbolism, satire, and allusion can be taught. Such facets of language study as phonology and morphology, language changes, current usage, and propaganda are also treated. Editorial cartoons and writing models are discussed, and exercises in letter writing, ad writing, editorial writing, and refinement of writing are proposed. Problems of grammar, usage, punctuation, and capitalization are also briefly noted. (JB)
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, English Curriculum, Grammar, Instructional Materials, Language, Literature, News Media, Newspapers, Relevance (Education), Secondary Education, Student Motivation, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
Director of Curriculum Services, Field Enterprises, Inc., 401 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Ill. 60611 (Free)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Sun-Times, Oak Park, IL. School Services Div.