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ERIC Number: ED181461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
How Can We Be Learning English When We're Having So Much Fun?
Silverman, N. Paul
An arts-in-education approach to teaching can be a vital and effective motivating force in a language arts classroom. One teaching strategy based on this approach is to design classroom activities that students can simply enjoy. Several activities that students have found enjoyable include building "happiness machines" based on Ray Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine," developing horror comics from Edgar Allan Poe's stories, and writing book reports in Shakespearian sonnet form. Essentials for using an arts-in-education approach effectively in the language arts classroom are that teachers list for themselves the activity's behavioral goals and objectives, that they review with students the kinds of learning experienced, and that they scatter usage of art strategies in flexible time periods between other kinds of learning activities. (AEA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (69th, San Francisco, CA, November 22-24, 1979)