ERIC Number: EJ788588
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Reference Count: 2
Stepping into the Classroom: Is Your House in Order?
Bigelow, Terry Patrick, Ed.; Vokoun, Michael J., Ed.
English Journal, v97 n4 p101-105 Mar 2008
During summertime, before school ends and the hard physical labor begins, it is best to reflect on the touchups and renovations that need to be done to a teacher's classroom instruction. This article presents two innovative lesson ideas that will inspire teachers to rethink, retool, and recharge as they decide what some of their summer renovations need to be. These ideas are shared by Michael J. Vokoun, who describes a parental homework assignment that has helped him to instantaneously learn about the parent-child dynamic; and by Freda Abercrombie, who shares a mnemonic technique she employs to help children improve their scores on a state-mandated writing test.
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Tests, Reflective Teaching, Homework, Parent School Relationship, Parent Child Relationship, Individualized Education Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8
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