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Guler, Nilufer – English Journal, 2013
This article suggests effective approaches to teaching English language learners in ways that can be of benefit to all students in mainstream middle and high school English classes. The five approaches described herein that mainstream ESL teachers can do to make assessments more accurate and reliable, as well as to address heterogeneity, are: (1)…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Mainstreaming, Teaching Methods, Literacy
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Sovereen, Deanne – English Journal, 2013
"Research for the Classroom" publishes mini-studies of ELA classroom practices and suggests ways in which high school and middle school English teachers may study the effectiveness of their pedagogy. The author of this mini-study notes that it takes around six minutes per day of instructional time for students to remember most of the…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Recall (Psychology), English
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Bull, Kelly Byrne; Dulaney, Margaret; North-Coleman, Cheryl; Kaplan, Jeffrey; Stover, Lois – English Journal, 2013
"Teaching Young Adult Literature" describes innovative methods for engaging students in reading, writing, and discussing contemporary and classic literary texts written for adolescents. Centered around the concept of change, the authors present YA novels that span across various disciplines. Each book presented will help students…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Literature, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation
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Bickmore, Steven T. – English Journal, 2013
Novice teachers often find themselves isolated; they are often assigned students with the most difficult challenges, with no mentor, and without professional learning to further develop the skills they began to acquire as student teachers. It is important to disrupt the institutionalized isolation of the novice teacher (Darling-Hammond and Sclan;…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teaching Methods, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers
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Townsend, Jane S.; Nail, Allan; Cheveallier, Jennifer; Browning, Angela – English Journal, 2013
The four authors of this article have each at different times over a ten-year period helped develop versions of the Online Writing Partnership between future English teachers learning to teach writing and high school students learning to write better. The authors have been striving to help future English teachers learn how to help high school…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Language Arts, Partnerships in Education, Teacher Collaboration
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Shoemaker, Brandon – English Journal, 2013
How teachers can use such materials as parallel-text editions, graphic novels, and film adaptations to increase students' understanding of and interest in Shakespeare was the impetus for a classroom action research project that examined the effects of teaching methods on student comprehension and engagement. The author of this article…
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), Cartoons, Films, Teaching Methods
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Hubbard, Scott – English Journal, 2013
For students who sense no fluidity between their academic context and their personal contexts, what's at stake is more than just their scholastic achievement--rather, their development as individual agents who exist in larger social and historical contexts is jeopardized. When teachers and schools neglect to recognize the legitimacy of…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Social Environment, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
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Maher, Steffany Comfort – English Journal, 2013
The author primarily teaches traditional high school English texts in a largely white, middle-class school, but the method she uses allows her to address important issues relevant to students. One unit she teaches is an investigation of the criminal justice system and a variety of issues related to the school-to-prison pipeline. A crucial text…
Descriptors: Novels, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, At Risk Students
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Narter, David – English Journal, 2013
David Narter has taught English and AP Language and Composition at Leyden High School for 19 years. As a high school English teacher, it breaks his heart to see a gradual shedding of pleasure reading and its academic benefits. Yet, it is a trend he says he has grown familiar with among his best students, who, as they grow older, are taught that…
Descriptors: English Teachers, Recreational Reading, Metacognition, Reading Instruction
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DelliCarpini, Margo; Alonso, Orlando – English Journal, 2013
In the years since 2008, when the "Success with ELLs" column started, these authors have seen many changes to the educational landscape, not dealing specifically with ELLs, but having implications for their education. Probably, the most significant change has been the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which have no…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Standards, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Kelly, Lauren Leigh – English Journal, 2013
There is an educational disconnect between students' individual backgrounds and the instruction that they traditionally receive in school (Darling-Hammond 3). This division is even more severe for black, Latino/Latina, and economically underprivileged students, who often lack the support, experience, or resources to fully engage in…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Music Activities, English Instruction, Language Arts
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Lucas, Amy Magnafichi – English Journal, 2013
Amy Magnafichi Lucas is a graduate teaching assistant in the English Studies program at Illinois State university. Prior to her graduate work, she spent ten years in the secondary English classroom. In this article, she points out that most teachers are their own worst enemies. Most of the time this occurs during times of educational change…
Descriptors: Educational Change, State Standards, Academic Standards, English (Second Language)
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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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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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