ERIC Number: ED144065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Inventing and Playing Games in the English Classroom: A Handbook for Teachers.
Davis, Kenneth, Ed.; Hollowell, John, Ed.
This handbook introduces English teachers to the use of simulation games as a serious method for teaching composition, language, and literature. In the first section, separate chapters discuss the rationale for game-playing; the teacher's role in simulations and ways in which classroom interaction changes when games are used; a step-by-step process for designing a game; ways in which the limitations imposed by game rules free players to engage in new, positive kinds of behavior; concerns about the abuse and overuse of games; and possibilities for designing new games. The second section of the book offers descriptions of eight teacher-made games, along with specific instructions for playing them. Appendixes provide an annotated bibliography of publications on games and simulations, descriptions of recommended commercial games for the English classroom, and a list of academic games development centers. (GW)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Class Activities, Educational Games, English Instruction, Guides, Higher Education, Interaction, Language, Literature, Secondary Education, Simulation, Student Behavior, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Writing Skills
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801 (Stock No. 23724, $6.50 non-member, $5.00 member)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
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