ERIC Number: ED357367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Ideas for the Working Classroom. Classroom Practices, Vol. 27.
Gill, Kent, Ed.; And Others
Based on successful classroom practice, the 31 essays in this book describe methods for teaching English and language arts while increasing students' self-esteem and respect for others, awareness of social issues, appreciation of literature, understanding of connections among disciplines, and involvement in their own learning. Essays in the book are: "Diversity and Community in the Classroom" (Beverly A. McColley); "Sharing Lives" (Edythe H. Schwartz); "Cresting for Character and Community" (Rose Cherie Reissman); "A Positively Rewarding Experience" (Beverly Wilkins); "The Fifty-Mile Radius Project" (Theodore F. Fabiano and F. Todd Goodson); "Investigating Society's Problems in the English Class" (Jim Burke); "Objectivity and Prejudice in Writing about AIDS" (Gerald F. Luboff);"Introducing Gay and Lesbian Issues in Freshman Composition" (Thomas Dukes); "Peeling an Onion without Tears" (Phyllis B. Schwartz); "Toward 'Discussions with Oneself'" (Joanna Schultz); "An Evolution in the English Class" (Daniel D. Victor); "Walk on a Rainbow Trail" (Joel Kammer); "Teaching Shakespeare in the Inner City" (Elise Ann Earthman); "Offering Literature with Respectful Deception" (Carol Meinhardt); "The Collaborative Term Paper" (JoAnna Stephens Mink); "Connecting with the Classics" (Barbara Jones Brough); "On Teaching Poetry" (Perry Oldham); "Transcendentalists Run for President" (Gary A. Watson); "Biography in Verse" (Myra Zarnowski); "Booktalks: Leave Them to the Students" (William R. Mollineaux); "Connecting Content and Context through the Cento" (G. Douglas Meyers); "The Year in Review" (Ronald Barron); "Rx for an Anemic Classroom" (Kathy Coffey); "Taking the Flat Out of Teaching" (Larry R. Johannessen); "Reporting a Metaphor" (Susan Reese Brown); "Harmony and Excitement through Adolescent Literature" (Sarah K. Herz); "Attracting Students to Reading" (Kathy Allen); "Teacher's Loss, Students' Gain" (Diann Gerke); "From Donut Holes to Details" (Dael Angelico-Hart); "Thank You, Please" (Susan Reese Brown); and "The Contemporary Challenge" (Rose Rosenthal). (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, English Instruction, Higher Education, Instructional Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Lesson Plans, Literature Appreciation, Secondary Education, Self Esteem, Social Problems, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801-1096 (Stock No. 22574-3050; $9.95 members, $12.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.