ERIC Number: ED479771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Classroom Notes Plus: A Quarterly of Teaching Ideas, 2000-2001.
Classroom Notes Plus, v18 n1-4 Aug 2000-Apr 2001
This 18th volume of "Classroom Notes Plus" contains descriptions of original, unpublished teaching practices, or adapted ideas. Under the Ideas from the Classroom section, the August 2000 issue contains the following materials: "The Thought Pot" (Andrew R. West); "Seeing Is Reading: 'The Hollow Men'" (James Penha); "Language Lessons for Critical Thinking" (Joe Taylor); "Exploring Gender Assumptions in Language" (Terry Martin); "Ten Things You Should Know About..." (Sherri S. Hall); and "Classroom Consumers Report" (Stacy Doolin). Under the Focus on the Harlem Renaissance section is: "Be-Bop-Bo-Duh: Writing Jazz Poetry" (Aurelai Lucia Henriquez). Under the Teacher Talk section are: "Exploring the Harlem Renaissance"; "Do You Ask High School Students to Read Aloud?"; and "Emergency Measures for Ugly Classrooms." Under the Traci's Lists of Ten section is: "Ten Prewriting Exercises for Personal Narratives" (Traci Gardner). Under the Classroom Solutions are: "Clothesline Display"; "Tabloid Vocabulary"; and "Stage Fright." Under the Focus on Literary Terms section is: "Figurative Language." Contains Web resources and notes. Under the Ideas from the Classroom section, the October 2000 issue contains the following materials: "The Granddaughter Project" (Kay Hinkebein); "Putting Rock and Roll into Writing" (Cecelia A. Murphy); "Getting the Move On: Revision in the Computer Lab" (Jim Lonergan and Donna-Marie Stupple); "Writing Checklist: An Easy Way to Review Grammar" (Pamela J. Orth); and "Their Day to 'Howl': Ginsberg Brings Out the Poetic Best in Middle School Students" (Alfree Enciso). Under the Teacher Talk section are: "How Do You Help Students Recognize Style and Voice?"; and "Suggestions for Working with Students with Disabilities." Under the Classroom Solutions section are: "Custodians and Keys"; and "Late-Work Tickets." Under the Focus on Multicultural Education section is: "Deepening the Meaning of Heritage Months." Under the Traci's Lists of Ten section is: "Ten Ways to Play with Literature" (Traci Gardner). Contains Web resources and notes. Under the Ideas from the Classroom section, the January 2001 issue contains the following materials: "Blithering Titles" (Sue Torsberg); "Combating Stage Fright" (Linda S. Beath); "Literacy Club" (Tory Babcock); "Practicing Practical Reading" (Frances B. Carter); "Family Stories" (Rose Reissman); "Not Just for Elementary Students" (Tracy Felan); and "A Teacher Shares the Meaning of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Her Students" (Jessyca Pearson Yucas). Under the Focus on Multicultural Education section is: "How We Are White" (Gary Howard). Under the Focus on Teaching about the Holocaust section are: "Always Remember, Never Forget"; "Silent Warm-Up" (Robin Wolcott); "Correspondence in a Concentration Camp" (Don Leibold); "A Hiding Place" (Victoria Lewis); and "Confronting Prejudice and Genocide: Using Symbols and Stories in Holocaust Education" (Nancy D. Kersell). Under the Teacher Talk section are: "Clarifying Goals for Teaching the Holocaust"; "Suggestions for Nonfiction Related to the Holocaust"; "Alternatives for Students Who Are Not Allowed to Watch 'Schindler's List'"; and "Staying Refreshed." Under the Classroom Solutions section is: "Showing Who We Are through a Class Quilt." Contains Web resources and notes. Under the Ideas from the Classroom section in the April 2001 issue are the following materials: "Finding Stories in Paintings" (Doris Brewton); "Language as Visual Aid: Using the Classroom Walls Differently" (Chad A. Donohue); "Connecting Songs and Stories" (Terri Fisher-Reed); "Imitating the British Romantic Poets" (Michael T. Duni); "Paste-Pot Poetry" (Mary Ann Yedinak); and "Dead Poet Interviews" (Colette Marie Bennett). Under the Focus on Multicultural Education section is: "A Moral Choice." Under the Focus on Media Literacy section are: "What Is Media Literacy?" (Andrew Garrison); "Turning the Camera on the Class" (Alice Cross); "Center for Media Literacy"; "Barry's Bulletin--A Resource for Media Educators"; "Web Sites on Media Literacy and Advertising"; and "Online Resources on Media Literacy." Under the Teacher Talks section are: "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"; "How Do You Stay Refreshed?"; Webfolios; and "Teaching Film and Media." Under the Traci's Lists of Ten" section is: "Ten Television Analysis Writing Projects" (Traci Gardner). Under the Web Resources section are""April Is Poetry Month"; "Student Web Publishing Resources"; and "Using the Web for High School Student Writers." Under the Previews section are: "After Viewing: Reflections on Responding to Films in the Classroom" (Bill Martin); and "Viewing the Films: Not 'Whether of Not,' but 'How'?" (William McCauley). Under Classroom Solutions is: "A Grading Tip." Contains notes and an index for the 2000-2001 year. (NKA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Innovation, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Media Literacy, Multicultural Education, Teacher Developed Materials, Writing Instruction
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