ERIC Number: ED087009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Patterns of Language: Explorations of the Teaching of English.
Stratta, Leslie, Ed.
This book explores the central concerns in the teaching of English at the secondary level in relation to the changes in content emphases and methods during the last decade. It contains six chapters. "Personal Response and Writing" discusses purposes in writing, self-expression, form, roles of the teacher, categories of writing, and audience and readership. "Literature and Interpretation" considers approaches to literature, functions of literature, workshop treatments of literature, and implications for the classroom. "Extended Projects and Thematic Work" discusses planning, organizing, and researching themes. "Language and Experience" focuses on language and life style, speech and life style, language study in the classroom, and language for the teacher. "Classroom interaction" discusses the importance of talk, the teacher and the class, and lessons. "The English Teacher" discusses the English department and in-service education. Three appendixes,"The Workshop in English as a Second Language,""Considerations When Marking," and "Writing from the Workshops," are included. (LL)
Descriptors: Drama, Drama Workshops, English Curriculum, English Departments, English Education, English Instruction, Inservice Education, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Literature, Secondary Education, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801 (Stock No. 26982, $2.95 nonmember, $2.65 member)
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Note: Published by Heinemann Educational Books