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ERIC Number: ED140328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
You Can Go Home Again: A College Methods Teacher Returns to the Secondary Classroom.
Pettigrew, B. Joye
This paper describes the author's experiences teaching a high school class after ten years of teaching college-level secondary education students. The author tells how she arranged to teach a short-story course in a local high school and how she organized the course around small-group and individual activities through the use of activity cards. Student earned points for each activity completed; course grades were based on the total number of points earned. The paper reports many of the classroom activities employed, including discussing short-story elements, writing stories based on pictures, enacting key scenes from stories, taping characters' dialogue, and presenting oral book reports. Films were used to supplement the short stories; a collection of adolescent novels was provided to stimulate outside reading. Benefits which the author gained from the experience included increased credibility with her college students and with teachers in inservice programs, as well as a renewed realization of the importance of such aspects of teaching as variety, flexibility, and involvement of students in what goes on in the classroom. The author urges other college methods teachers to make a similar trip back to the secondary classroom. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on English Education (14th, Milwaukee, Spring 1976)