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ERIC Number: EJ906286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Reading, Writing, and Thinking about Disability Issues: Five Activities for the Classroom
Kennedy, Tammie M.; Menten, Tracey
English Journal, v100 n2 p61-67 Nov 2010
In this article, the authors share five practical teaching activities for introducing disability into the secondary English curriculum that also address NCTE/IRA objectives for the English language arts. They have used these lessons to help students better analyze the language/rhetoric of disability, understand how disability is represented in literature, and uncover how the media (e.g., TV/movies and websites) depict people with disabilities. While teachers might focus specifically on disability issues, the authors have incorporated these activities into their current curriculum and teaching practices that focus on reading, writing, and discussing diversity, culture, identity, and social issues. The authors include objectives, NCTE standards, and rationales linked to each activity. They encourage teachers to engage their students in these activities and adapt them as appropriate. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act