ERIC Number: ED144105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Teaching the Basics--Really! Classroom Practices in Teaching English, 1977-1978.
Clapp, Ouida; And Others
The 32 articles in this book, contributed by teachers from all educational levels, offer practical suggestions for teaching basic language skills. The articles are grouped into six sections: (1) classroom ideas for strengthening reading skills of elementary, secondary, and college students; (2) methods for introducing basic composition skills such as the analysis, summary, evaluation, outlining, and documentation of ideas; (3) techniques for teaching two essential but often overlooked steps in writing; (4) approaches for dealing with some of the finer points of punctuation, spelling, and grammar (specifically, sentence combining and sentence modeling); (5) exercises to teach elementary students how to listen, to encourage divergent thinking in secondary students, and to teach discussion skills; and (6) methods for sharpening students' skills in criticism and for promoting appreciation of literature and film. (GW)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Creative Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Group Discussion, Higher Education, Language Arts, Listening Skills, Literature Appreciation, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods, Writing Skills
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Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.