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Heveron-Smith, Mary – English Journal, 2012
In this article, the author talks about the use of punctuation and describes a study that confirmed her growing sense that all students need exposure to and instruction on the full repertoire of punctuation. In an attempt to assess how much of the eleventh graders know about the way professionals use punctuation, all teachers at Webster Thomas…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Punctuation, Grade 11, Classroom Research
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Richardson, John M. – English Journal, 2012
Every year the author and his colleagues take their grade 12 English students to see four plays at one of Canada's major theaters. Chatting about the series on the last day of class, his students asked him if he had seen "the blue glow from the back row." Laughing at his bewilderment, they told him that during the performances so many…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Theaters
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Cacicio, Sarah – English Journal, 2012
Pablo, a Spanish-speaking student from the Dominican Republic, had entered the ESL program. During the first few weeks, he could not understand most instruction in English. He was not able to produce full sentences in English. He proved to have relatively advanced skills in terms of reading and writing in his home language, Spanish, and in turn,…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Dulaney, Margaret A. – English Journal, 2012
After teaching in rural North Carolina for about six years, the author was on the verge of giving up on teaching Shakespeare to her students. Although they seemed to enjoy the action and the drama of Shakespeare's plays, the lack of connection between the students and the language and culture of the plays interfered with her ability to generate a…
Descriptors: Drama, Teaching Methods, Play, Instructional Innovation
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Korneliussen, Kristin – English Journal, 2012
"Two, four, six, eight, we ain't gonna integrate!" the author's eighth-grade students shouted with gusto. They were reading "Warriors Don't Cry," Melba Patillo Beals's memoir about her experiences as one of the nine African American students who integrated Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Each time those hateful words…
Descriptors: African American Students, Bullying, Grade 8, Middle School Students
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Ansbach, Jennifer – English Journal, 2012
"I didn't know that was bullying." Brianna turns to the author, her eyes wide. "I'd never thought of it that way." The author glances around the room and asks the 23 other students, "Quick show of hands: How many of us had thought of that as bullying before?" About five students raise their hands. "How many of us…
Descriptors: Literacy, Bullying, Nonfiction, Empathy
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Garcia, Antero – English Journal, 2012
Last year, the author and his ninth-grade students explored ways to use mobile media devices such as iPods and cell phones to help guide literacy practices in their English classroom. Their school, South Central High School (SCHS; a pseudonym), is a public high school located in urban Los Angeles. As part of their seven-week exploration, the…
Descriptors: Internet, Novels, Handheld Devices, Technological Advancement
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Salas, Spencer; Kissau, Scott – English Journal, 2012
Beginning teachers typically enter schools feeling like foreigners, coping often with the jolting disorientation of not knowing where to find basic things such as restrooms, copiers, and mailboxes. They also struggle to pick up on the routines that others seem to have mastered with ease. At the same time, the culture and territory of US schools…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Comparative Education, Language Teachers
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Fleischer, Cathy; Pavlock, Kimberly Coupe – English Journal, 2012
The Family Literacy Initiative (FLI) is a project that began as a few workshops offered to parents of elementary students who wanted to know what they could do in the summer to keep their kids writing. Since that time the FLI has grown tremendously: in the past five years, the authors have offered 130 workshops, reaching more than 2,750 adults and…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Workshops, Parent Participation, Parents
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Goodman, Yetta M. – English Journal, 2011
The author's career in professional education is intertwined with the history of language arts education in the United States and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The author joined NCTE in the 1960s, though she was already teaching for about 10 years with a well-developed constructivist perspective on teaching and learning.…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Literacy Education, Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods
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Nelms, Ben F. – English Journal, 2011
The author began teaching in 1959, so he has been in the profession for half of the National Council of Teachers of English's (NCTE) first 100 years. In this article, the author details the work of NCTE in his lifetime and forecasts needs for the second century. For the author, NCTE means: celebration of successes and collegiality; conversations…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Teacher Associations, Institutional Characteristics, Educational History
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Myers, Miles – English Journal, 2011
Those who are involved in the current Common Core Standards should buckle up for a rocky ride. Some of the same issues that churned within the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) during the standards movement of the 1990s (1989-1997) are here once again. The author's buckle is pulled tight, having already had his standards report…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Intellectual History, English Teachers, Teacher Associations
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Zuidema, Leah A. – English Journal, 2011
The idea of joining a conversation through reading and writing is not new; in his 1941 book "The Philosophy of Literary Form: Studies in Symbolic Action," Kenneth Burke suggests that the acts of reading and writing are like entering a parlor where others are already conversing. The author explores the place of professional debate within NCTE and…
Descriptors: English, Discourse Communities, Persuasive Discourse, Debate
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Jago, Carol – English Journal, 2011
Support for the Learning and Teaching of English (SLATE) is a vital part of National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), serving as the "action wing" for members. Along with providing expert testimony at state and national hearings, SLATE's presence in the intellectual arena has most often taken the form of newsletters and "Starter Sheets,"…
Descriptors: Intellectual Freedom, Advocacy, Activism, Professional Recognition
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Appleman, Deborah – English Journal, 2011
In this article, the author offers an appreciation of the writers and their books that have shaped her teaching and thinking. Her face-to-face encounters with these books prompted her to question her own beliefs about literacy, about authority, about language, about writing, about literature. She was surrounded by the living animations of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Associations, Theory Practice Relationship, Books
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