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ERIC Number: EJ923466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1559-663X
Write that Professional Article!
Burk, Anne Marie
English Teaching Forum, v48 n4 p12-17 2010
Everyone benefits when teachers share their "best practice" ideas with one another; novice and seasoned teachers alike are delighted to add successful lessons to their repertoire. Besides giving teachers something tried and true to work with, successful lesson plans help teachers reflect upon what makes an approach to language teaching effective in the classroom. An excellent way to share a successful idea with colleagues is to write down detailed step-by-step procedures to implement the lesson and then hand them out to colleagues. Teachers often eagerly collect such materials; some collections of classroom activities are preserved for years and adapted by other teachers for students of all ages and abilities. One of the more formal ways to share an idea is to write an article for publication in the English department's newsletter or in a professional teacher's journal. Often teachers feel at a loss as to how to transform a lesson plan into a publication. In this article, the author describes five essential steps to prepare an article for publication. (Contains 1 figure.)
US Department of State. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs, SA-5, 2200 C Street NW 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20037. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A