ERIC Number: ED251860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Ideas Plus: A Collection of Practical Teaching Ideas. Book Two.
National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Contributed by high school English teachers across the United States, the activities contained in this booklet are intended to promote the effective teaching of English and the language arts. Activities described in the first section of the booklet focus on language exploration--specifically examining variations in pronunciation, definition, and vocabulary--and look at how the intended audience influences the manner of speech and the message conveyed. Activities offered in the second section are designed to stimulate an appreciation of classic and contemporary literature, and to suggest techniques for introducing literary works to students. Specific activities in this section deal with sentence combining, comparing themes and characters in prose and poetry, transforming literature to a newspaper format, creating playscripts, and comparing ancient myths to modern versions. Activities in the third section are intended to provoke interest in writing, build students' confidence in their writing skills, and stimulate the flow of words and ideas. Activities described in this section deal with journal writing, descriptive writing, figurative language, and poetry writing. (FL)
Descriptors: Contemporary Literature, Creative Writing, Educational Games, English, English Instruction, Language Acquisition, Language Skills, Language Usage, Learning Activities, Listening Skills, Literature Appreciation, Novels, Poetry, Prewriting, Secondary Education, Speech Skills, Teaching Methods, Writing Exercises, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Note: For Book One see ED 239 301.