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Roberts, Mike – English Journal, 2012
Recently, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) helped create the National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) to help support literacy across all disciplines. NCLE Director Kent Williamson notes, "Schools that sustain progress in literacy learning pay attention to the little things and the big things. They create organizational…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Literacy Education, Literacy, Novels
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Rubin, Daniel Ian – English Journal, 2011
It is essential that language arts teachers attempt to incorporate nonprint materials in their classrooms, such as music, film, and art, to involve, engage, and motivate a new generation of students. Using music in the classroom has shown to be effective from the elementary school level all the way to the university level. Using various forms of…
Descriptors: Music, Literature, English Instruction, Instructional Materials
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Moss, Barbara; Lapp, Diane; O'Shea, Mary – English Journal, 2011
One of the most persistent challenges facing teachers is the need to provide effective literacy instruction for adolescent English language learners (ELLs). The literacy crisis for these students is a compelling one; only 4% of eighth-grade ELLs scored at the proficient or advanced level on the reading portion of the 2005 National Assessment for…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Second Language Learning, Literacy Education, English (Second Language)
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Greene, Katie; Mitcham, Karen Conn – English Journal, 2012
Classroom community is an integral part of facilitating a safe and supportive learning environment for students. Teachers, architects of community, recognize the importance of encouraging collaboration and respect among students in the classrooms and schools, and the value of nurturing atmospheres of respect. Teachers who are intentional about…
Descriptors: High School Students, Collegiality, Classroom Environment, Grade 9
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Movitz, Allison P.; Holmes, Kerry P. – English Journal, 2007
The authors elaborate on the experience of creating for high school students effective multisensory, hands-on learning centers that address a full range of elements from the English language arts curriculum. Allison P. Movitz and Kerry P. Holmes detail the centers Movitz designed for a Mostly Medieval unit to show how learning centers can help…
Descriptors: High School Students, Language Arts, Units of Study, Learning Centers (Classroom)
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Swain, Sherry Seale; Graves, Richard L.; Morse, David T. – English Journal, 2010
The purpose of a prominent feature analysis is to describe the stylistic flexibility that a young writer, or a group of young writers, exhibits on a given day, with a given prompt. In prominent feature analysis, there are no guidebooks, no rubrics--just student papers and the expertise of teachers. Teachers come to the papers individually and yet…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Rhetoric, Grade 7, Writing Tests
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Rochette, Laura Christine – English Journal, 2007
The availability of new technology and a willingness to experiment led Laura Christine Rochette to re-imagine a successful high school English curriculum. A SMART Board, individual laptop computers, and blogs became essential tools to enhance the learning of all students and to renew her excitement about teaching.
Descriptors: English Curriculum, Computer Uses in Education, English Instruction, High Schools
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Menzies, J. Beth Haase – English Journal, 2004
The element of play is underutilized in the secondary classroom in spite of the fact that play produces unique opportunities for meaningful learning. The ways in which the elements of epic poetry, Beowulf, and the Old English diction differed from the modern usage is discussed.
Descriptors: Poetry, Play, Old English, Literary Genres
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Tharp, Tara Leigh – English Journal, 2010
In this article, the author describes her experiences teaching a large-scale, book-club wiki project she designed for her students. She conducted the wiki project in order to try out this new technology. The wiki format allows teachers to provide ongoing response to assess student performance in conjunction with peer-to-peer evaluations,…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Collaborative Writing, Process Approach (Writing), Writing Strategies
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Ching, Stuart – English Journal, 2011
How does the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) help teachers and students foster cultural memory? In this article, the author underscores three areas of NCTE that have facilitated the integration of his experiences and cultural background into his teaching mission. First, NCTE has published groundbreaking research in this area: most…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Heritage Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices
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Daniels, Erika – English Journal, 2010
The author began her career teaching kindergarten. All 38 of her students showed up to school excited to be there and eager to learn. When she moved to the middle school, it was an entirely different story. She was stunned when most of her students didn't care whether or not they were successful academically. She encountered the same attitudes…
Descriptors: Researchers, English Instruction, Learning Motivation, Student Motivation
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Page, Melissa A. – English Journal, 2012
The classroom dynamic has become a competition of whose information is more important: the quickly accessed and popular digital texts or the perhaps less popular print texts. Whether or not teachers or school systems sanction the reading or teaching of popular culture texts in the classroom, students are reading--are even bombarded with--messages…
Descriptors: Literacy, Reading Skills, Popular Culture, Layout (Publications)
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Stairs, Andrea J. – English Journal, 2007
Andrea J. Stairs advocates culturally responsive teaching, a practice that explicitly highlights "issues of race, ethnicity, and culture as central to teaching, learning, and schooling," and emphasizes the necessity of interrogating the themes of race, power, and privilege in the urban classroom. Stairs observes two student teachers as…
Descriptors: Poetry, Figurative Language, Student Teachers, Music
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Young, Linda Payne – English Journal, 2009
English teachers are by nature rather imaginative, a trait that is not taught in a methods class or listed as a disposition in standards for teacher preparation. Whether as part of a learning activity or a "what if" question posed in a literature discussion, imagination and creativity are integral parts of classrooms and their inclusion is as…
Descriptors: Imagination, Creativity, Problem Solving, Thinking Skills
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Clendenning, George – English Journal, 2004
An exercise on stereotyping is used in the classroom that forces students to recognize their unconscious stereotyping. The instructor's subversive moves are very essential for the effectiveness of the activity and subversion creates the necessary learning space that students need to fill.
Descriptors: Stereotypes, English Teachers, Student Attitudes, Class Activities
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