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ERIC Number: ED475464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 65
Abstractor: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0738-8624
Notes Plus: A Quarterly of Practical Teaching Ideas, 1998-1999.
Kent, Jeannette, Ed.
Notes Plus, v16 n1-4 Aug 1998-Apr 1999
This sixteenth volume of "Notes Plus: A Quarterly of Practical Teaching Ideas" contains numerous teaching ideas from English classrooms. Articles in number 1 are: "'Cricket' Contests as Class Exercises" (Rosemary Laughlin); "Body Biography Revisited" (Julie Medow); "Helping Students Keep in Touch" (Joyce Taaffe); "A Love Affair with Letter Writing" (Margaret Oberender); "Using Color in Writing Revision" (Dawnelle Hyland); and "A 'Real World' Peer Edit Session" (Katherine Early). It also offers excerpts from NCTE-talk (an electronic discussion group) on teaching poetry. Articles in number 2 offer ideas that cross traditional boundaries between disciplines and are: "Exploring Point of View through Photographs" (Aimee V. Nichols); "Voices from the Civil War: Collages That Capture Attitudes toward War" (Sarah Powley); "Student Anthropologists Explore Science Fiction" (Karen Ballash); "Understanding Revision through Music" (William Ebbesen); "The One-Question Interview" (Debby Drong-Bjork); "Maximum Writing, Minimum Frustration" (Raphael Jostoneaux, Jr.); "Mood Music" (Cathy Schluessher); "The Reduction: An Organizational Tool That Aids Critical Thinking" (Mary Jane Reed); "Rendering a Text" (Bunny Mogilnicki); "Reflection Journals" (Barbara Lutkenhaus); "Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback" (Bruce Cray); "Waterfall of Words" (Beverly J. Jackson); "Their Own Voices, Their Own Choices" (Stephen Fisher); and "In Search of Ordinary Heroes: A Project Inspired by Miep Gies" (Rose Reissman). Ideas in number 3 are: "Reading the News as a Responsible Citizen" (Rose Reissman); "Learning More about People We Know" (Mara Malone); "A Winning 'Introduce Yourself' Writing Activity" (Terry Martin); "Writing a Personal School Resume" (Kim Ballard); "Annotated Sample Outline for Student's Resume"; "Fairy Tales and the Language of Fiction" (Carol Deurloo); "Connecting with Veterans on Veterans Day" (Jerry Ellsworth); and "'Our Class' Assists with 'Our Town'" (Kristen M. Burgess). Ideas in the number 4 issue are: "'Photo Poems' and Descriptive Narratives" (Dave Harvey); "Writing around the Clock" (Christine Burt); "A Testimonial for the I-Wish Poem" (B. Joyce Stallworth); "The Postcard Short Story" (Ellen Zaki); "Writing 'Great Beginnings'" (Daphne Nelson); "Turn on Your Computers and Turn On Your Students" (Jeffrey N. Golub); and "Reflecting on Repercussions" (Doris Brewton). (RS)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
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