ERIC Number: ED445346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Both Art and Craft: Teaching Ideas That Spark Learning.
Mitchell, Diana; Christenbury, Leila
This book offers countless practical ideas for student activities in the areas of literature, reading, writing, and thematic units, from the exploration of ghostly themes, to the writing of resumes for heroes, to devising yearbook entries or Web pages for famous literary characters. The book provides the middle school or secondary school classroom teacher with a wealth of creative activities and strategies for the day, the week, or the semester. It presents a one-stop shopping guide for creative teaching ideas, including 50 alternatives to the book report, new approaches to the research paper, and how to craft a family study unit. An annotated list of teaching resources offers further alternatives. Beyond being a mere compilation of useful lesson ideas, the book also provides solid advice for teachers who wish to create their own activities and adapt them to their students and their classrooms. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Creative Teaching, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Secondary Education, Thematic Approach, Writing Instruction
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.