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Eisenbach, Brooke; Kaywell, Joan F. – English Journal, 2013
This article recounts significant moments from online interviews these authors conducted with Young Adult (YA) authors concerning the teachers who left a lasting impression on them and assisted them in finding their voice and unique writing abilities. S. E. Hinton, Walter Dean Myers, Erin Gruwell, Chris Crutcher, and other popular YA authors…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Interviews, Writing Skills
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Roberts, Mike – English Journal, 2013
This reoccurring column describes innovative methods for engaging students in reading, writing, and discussing contemporary and classic literary texts written for adolescents. As this column comes to a close, rather than try to cram in a few "last minute" suggestions, the author decided he would instead let some young adult literature…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, English Instruction, Novels, Authors
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Kohnen, Angela M. – English Journal, 2013
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) explicitly call for a wide variety of writing assignments in all subjects, with special emphasis on informational writing and argumentation (National Governors Association). In a footnote to the 6-12 writing standards, the CCSS point out that "these broad types of writing include many subgenres"…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Core Curriculum, Writing Assignments, High Schools
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Conners, Sean P. – English Journal, 2013
As proponents of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) publish lists of "Exemplar Texts" that are said to represent the degree of textual complexity appropriate for the different grade levels, and that are overwhelmingly canonical, those who value young adult literature and recognize a place for it in the high school literature…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Adolescent Literature, Readability
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Whitney, Anne Elrod; Olcese, Nicole – English Journal, 2013
All teachers must contend with tough cases on occasion: community events in which there are strong emotions that insert themselves so directly into students' consciousness that they must be dealt with. In this article the two authors, a professor and a graduate student co-teaching pre-service teacher candidates, share their journey through the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, English Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Mentors
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Bieler, Deborah – English Journal, 2013
If emerging teachers are going to be something more than technicians, they need to reflect on their instructional worldviews, the mission of schools, and their role as autonomous professionals. In this article, the author shows how three pedagogical "moves" she made as a holistic mentor helped her student teachers forge and voice…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Teaching Methods, Models, Professional Autonomy
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Bentley, Erinn – English Journal, 2013
Although it is possible to cite general trends about the concerns of beginning teachers, each beginner will have specific needs and questions. Clearly, mentoring matters, and mentors are especially helpful when they recognize and attend to the beginners' specific needs. Here, Erinn Bentley describes a "Wish List" she developed as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Attitudes
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Guise, Megan – English Journal, 2013
Although there is some agreement in the field of education as to what constitutes a mentor and the roles and responsibilities of a mentor, mentoring programs vary drastically across states and across schools with respect to the amount of structure and the resources available to implement these programs. Too often, mentoring programs take on a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Program Implementation, Partnerships in Education, Beginning Teachers
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Khasnabis, Debi; Reischl, Catherine H.; Stull, Melissa; Boerst, Timothy – English Journal, 2013
There is an alternative to conventional teacher mentorship. The authors describe and analyze a promising model of mentorship where multiple mentees and mentors, each with varying levels of experience, engage collaboratively in the study of teaching practice. They have found that well-designed contexts in which beginning and experienced teachers…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teaching Methods, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers
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Spangler, Susan – English Journal, 2013
A university's seminar model suggests the design of a collaborative structure that promotes team sharing and problem solving. The mentoring that occurs in the seminar comes mainly from the student teachers sharing their experiences with each other and working together to make sense of their classrooms in the context of the theories they have…
Descriptors: Seminars, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Communities of Practice
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Pytash, Kristine E. – English Journal, 2013
Incarcerated adolescent girls can benefit from an English classroom where personal identities, roles, and relationships can be challenged, resisted, and confronted. Education in English can be a transformative experience allowing adolescent girls to reshape and rethink not only their literacy identities but also their lives. An analysis of the…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Adolescents, Females, Identification
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Ruwe, Donelle – English Journal, 2013
The American edition of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" has significant changes from the original British version, and every word of a Harry Potter book in translation derives from a translator's decision-making process. Focusing students on British-to-American cultural translation problems in the Harry Potter series encourages…
Descriptors: Translation, North American English, Language Usage, Cultural Differences
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Pahomov, Larissa – English Journal, 2013
Larissa Pahomov teaches students English and Journalism at Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school opened its doors to students just seven years ago and was designed to encourage both inquiry and critical pedagogy. To those ends, there is a thematic curriculum for each grade level--for sophomores, it's…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, English Instruction, Freedom, Teaching Methods
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Bickens, Sarah; Bittman, Franny; Connor, David J. – English Journal, 2013
This article provides an overview of the Autobiography Project, listing the topics of the ten chapters and the targeted skills that accompany them. The authors discuss the purposes of each chapter and describe the methods incorporated to promote the four broad components of literacy. This unit also addresses almost all components of the Common…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, State Standards, Academic Standards, Language Arts
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Greer, Jane; Trofimoff, Djana – English Journal, 2013
Writing centers on college campuses are spaces where students work with tutors individually or in small groups to build the skills to produce better essays, term papers, and other writing assignments. This article describes how high school students can themselves play a role in answering the "yeahbuts" and help create writing centers in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Laboratories, Writing (Composition), Urban Schools
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