ERIC Number: ED029017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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What Is English? What Should It Be? An Essay Review.
Parker, Robert C.
The Independent School Bulletin, v28 n2 p53-6 Dec 1968
The College Entrance Examination Board's volume, "12,000 Students and Their English Teachers" (see ED 023 661), offers sample units that form a "sensible" and "imaginative" approach to teaching English. The language and composition sections present activities for teaching writing that range from basic standard exercises to an examination of cartoons. The literature section discriminates among approaches to teaching literature at different grade levels and approaches to teaching the same grade. Features of the book that should be popular with students include the cross-genre discussions, the structuring of units to enable students to verbalize their own perceptions, and a variety of topics for class discussion and writing assignments. Other valuable features are the utilization of visual materials and the editors' detailed commentary and rating of numerous student writing samples. (LH)
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Note: Review of "12,000 Students and Their English Teachers: Tested Units in Teaching Literature, Language, Composition," by the College Entrance Examination Board's Commission on English (Princeton, N.J.: CEEB, 1968). $5.50