ERIC Number: ED335698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Ideas Plus: A Collection of Practical Teaching Ideas. Book Nine.
National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
Contributed by 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. Teaching strategies offered in the first section of the booklet are designed to stimulate language exploration and include activities where students become acquainted with another student, express themselves through a personalized license plate, take a stand on a controversial issue, find an outlet for expressing criticism, and post their views on books and reading. Included are across the curriculum activities that highlight the role of language and ideas that feature figurative language, concrete descriptions of abstract terms, and taking possession of favorite words. Activities in the second section are designed to stimulate an appreciation and understanding of literature and include teaming contemporary musicians with Puritan writers, placing mythological characters in present-day settings, and learning through collaboration. In addition, there are ideas for assisting with book selection, familiarizing students with library resources, and providing an alternative to the standard book review. Teaching ideas in the third section are designed to encourage the flow of words and ideas and to stimulate students' interest in writing. Included are activities in which students write about art and write to music, a plan for establishing teacher-student correspondence, and strategies for producing descriptive writing, explanatory writing, composite autobiographies, and fictional research reports. (PRA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Literature Appreciation, Prewriting, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Motivation, Teacher Developed Materials, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Writing Exercises, Writing Improvement, Writing Instruction
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL (Stock No. 22663).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.