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ERIC Number: EJ784686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Touchstone Texts: Fertile Ground for Creativity
Sturgell, Irma
Reading Teacher, v61 n5 p411-414 Feb 2008
When state and local standards drive instruction, teachers often worry about compromising their creativity for a prescriptive curriculum with predictable outcomes. It is possible for creative teaching to flourish by using touchstone texts, or mentor texts, that engage both teacher and student in exploratory yet purposeful learning. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A