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ERIC Number: ED144065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 154
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Reference Count: 0
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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)
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
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
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