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Almeda, Cheryl H. – English Journal, 2012
Charlie was a target for bullying in the high school where the author taught. At 15, kids had not grown out of the need to pick on Charlie for his high-pitched voice, his overweight stature, and his uncontrollable and exuberant laugh. What really targeted Charlie for the bullying, however, was his seemingly childlike fascination with drawing comic…
Descriptors: Bullying, Cartoons, Expertise, Writing for Publication
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Bush, Jonathan, Ed.; Zuidema, Leah, Ed. – English Journal, 2012
The problem of teacher bullying via writing is all too common--and that in many cases, those doing the bullying are unaware of how their communications are being perceived. In this article, the authors call attention to writing decisions that may affect whether or not readers understand communications as bullying. Their goal is to raise awareness…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Bullying, Writing Instruction
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Garland, Kathy – English Journal, 2012
Ms. Mayer, a recently retired English language arts teacher, frequently used strategies described in John Golden's book "Reading in the Dark: Using Film as a Tool in the English Classroom." In this book, Golden suggests that ELA teachers "reverse the order: use a film clip to practice the reading and analytical skills that we want our students to…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Popular Culture, Speech Communication, Language Arts
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Miller, S. J. – English Journal, 2012
The mythology of the "norm" has direct repercussions for schools, and its ideological reinforcement is the primary cause of bullying today. Though it is difficult to pinpoint an origin for "the norm," the medical model and its systemic structural power is one powerful institution that perpetuates this mythology. The medical model has a biological…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Social Justice, Bullying, Social Attitudes
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Henkin, Roxanne – English Journal, 2012
In 2010, a number of suicides resulted in part because of bullying and cyberbullying. They include Tyler Clementi, Asher Brown, Seth Walsh, Justin Aaberg, Eric Mohat, Meredith Rezak, Raymond Chase, and Billy Lucas. These students were gay and lesbian and felt that they had no other option than to take their own lives. Research shows that because…
Descriptors: Bullying, Homosexuality, Peer Influence, Internet
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Haas, Kay Parks – English Journal, 2012
If the author was to pinpoint her greatest passion as an educator, it would be that of mentoring teachers. Everyone knows the statistics of how many new teachers leave the profession after just a few years and that one of the factors in retaining them lies in the value of a quality mentor. Looking back, the author realizes that educators' first…
Descriptors: Mentors, Supervisor Supervisee Relationship, Supervisory Methods, Beginning Teacher Induction
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Chadwick, Jocelyn A. – English Journal, 2012
In his foundational work, "English Composition and Rhetoric," Alexander Bain set forth the framework for what students and teachers now routinely refer to as the five-paragraph essay. Teachers were so inculcated with Bain's paradigm for the "perfect" essay format, they in turn have inculcated their students, and they just say now, "Write an…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Writing Skills, Writing (Composition), Process Approach (Writing)
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Stewart, Mary Amanda – English Journal, 2012
Twenty percent of all youth in America's schools are children of immigrants, making them first- or second-generation immigrant students. Addressing these students' literacy needs with relevant curriculum paves the way for them to experience meaningful learning. Literacy scholarship also points to the specific literacy needs of adolescent girls and…
Descriptors: Females, Immigrants, Adolescent Literature, Culturally Relevant Education
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Burns, Leslie David; Botzakis, Stergios G. – English Journal, 2012
In this article the authors illustrate an instructional unit based on a Common Core grades 9-10 illustrative text--Amy Tan's "Two Kinds" from "The Joy Luck Club." They demonstrate how teachers can meet the new standards "and" respond to students' 21st-century needs by using this modern classic along with other traditional and new media resources.…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Popular Culture, Grade 9, Academic Standards
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Wolfe, Paula; Kleijwegt, Danielle – English Journal, 2012
The emergence of quality multimodal texts such as graphic novels may provide new vistas that allow adolescents access to more complex readings of difficult texts. This is especially true for the large number of graphic versions of Shakespearean text that have recently come on the market. However, it is still unclear as to what students actually…
Descriptors: Drama, Literacy, Visual Literacy, Multimedia Materials
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Rice, Mary – English Journal, 2012
In 2006, the author entered the crucible of trying to use graphic novels in her classroom to promote her students' artistic sensibilities. In this article, she discusses benefits and some problems--including access, content, and expense--of teaching graphic novels.
Descriptors: Novels, Secondary School Curriculum, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods
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Edmondson, Jacqueline – English Journal, 2012
In contemporary contexts, young people are accustomed to life story; indeed, their lives are saturated with constructions of their stories and those of others, whether created by themselves or their "friends" on social networks. Multimedia outlets convey often detailed stories of more-famous others, whether celebrities or those experiencing…
Descriptors: Biographies, English Instruction, English Teachers, Educational Practices
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Whitney, Anne Elrod – English Journal, 2012
For the past few years the author has been studying the writing lives of teachers, first analyzing the contributions of teachers to National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) journals for the ten-year period between 1998 and 2008 and then surveying and interviewing teacher-authors whose works appeared during that period to learn more about…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Writing Instruction, Intellectual Experience, Best Practices
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Zuidema, Leah A. – English Journal, 2012
In this "prosumer" era in which people seem always to be producing and consuming texts, words matter as much as--or more than--they ever have. Learning how grammar works in the texts they read and write is essential to students' literacy. It is time to reframe English teachers' view to include both writing "and" reading as contexts for grammar…
Descriptors: Grammar, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies
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Bintz, William P. – English Journal, 2012
This article describes an instructional lesson the author developed to help students use parody to read and write original poetry. The author begins this article with an introduction to parody and a rationale for using it as an instructional strategy. Then, he describes materials and procedures he used and he shares samples of student writing. He…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Poetry, Graduate Students, Parody
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