ERIC Number: ED076996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
Classroom Practices in Teaching English--1965-66: A Third Report of the NCTE Committee to Report Promising Practices in the Teaching of English.
National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.
The 13 articles in this report fall into four categories: programs for the culturally disadvantaged, teaching composition, curriculum revision, and detailed classroom practices. Mildred A. Dawson outlines compensatory programs used in Sacramento, California, to prevent drop-outs; Lois Grose concentrates on the pattern-practice method of teaching standard speech; and Agnes Snyder recounts two classroom practices that engaged the interest of disadvantaged elementary students. On composition, Carl A. Barth discusses the program being developed at the Northwestern Curriculum Study Center; James F. McCampbell and Bernard J. McCabe study the special composition problems of students needing remedial work or possessing limited academic ability; Fred Swinnerton illustrates the use of paintings for developing a theme topic; and Bruce Hawkinson comments on the value of "tape-grading" compositions. On curriculum revision, Richard Bossone and Eric Nicolet describe how cooperation between teachers and the Board of Education can upgrade teaching; and Dorothy Davidson reports on the development of a course in linguistics for Texas high schools. In the final section, Georgette Hickman describes a method for teaching vocabulary in the junior high school; Rollin Aleshire presents an 11th-grade classroom unit on "John Brown's Body" and Elaine Atkinson outlines the use of newspapers in high school English programs. (This document previously announced as ED 023 681.) (LH)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged, Dropout Prevention, Educationally Disadvantaged, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Language Instruction, Linguistics, Student Evaluation, Tape Recordings, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teaching Conditions, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.