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ERIC Number: EJ846021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Defining Fun and Seeking Flow in English Language Arts
Romano, Tom
English Journal, v98 n6 p30-37 Jul 2009
Students have fun with Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, and video games. They have fun text messaging, talking on cell phones, listening to iPods. They have fun at theme parks and hanging out with friends. As their teacher the author wants to introduce students to another kind of fun. This fun can be time consuming, rigorous, and fulfilling. It's the kind of fun critical to their academic success, their intellectual development, and their future as literate choice makers. In this article, the author describes the kinds of fun that teachers and students should experience in English classes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A