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Noel, Melissa W. – English Journal, 2011
Textbooks and grammar worksheets do not adequately convey to students how readers or listeners are shaped by the language of the writer. The best way to help students understand the emphasis of a dash or another device is to see one used during a suspenseful moment in a dramatic selection. It is up to the teacher to select dramatic works that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, Authors, Literature Appreciation
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Koski, Cheryl A. – Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, 1999
Argues that Truman Capote's nonfiction novel "In Cold Blood" serves as a case study of a psychopath through its close examination of the entire constellation of antisocial personality traits of the murderer, Richard Hickock. Suggests this best-seller conforms to established medical authority while maintaining its popular appeal. (NH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Nonfiction, Novels, Personality Assessment
Nadel, Barbara S.; Altrocchi, John – Psychol Rep, 1969
Presents a selective literary analysis, including Melville, Shakespeare, J. P. Donleavy, Truman Capote, Dostoevsky, Emily Bronte, Ken Kesey and John Knowles, that attempts to show which types of people attribute hostile intent to which other types of people under which conditions. (MB)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Hostility, Literature, Personality Theories
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Shepelak, Norma J. – Teaching Sociology, 1996
Recounts a criminology class exercise that consisted of staging a mock trial using the murders from Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood" as source material. Students research the case and role play various lawyers, jury members, and witnesses. Identifies and discusses four educational objectives attainable through the staging of mock trials. (MJP)
Descriptors: Courts, Criminology, Educational Objectives, Experiential Learning
Capote, Truman; And Others – 1971
In a "multimedia experiment," director Frank Perry and author Eleanor Perry, adapted three of Truman Capote's short stories for television. The television plays, "A Christmas Memory,""Miriam," and "Among the Paths to Eden," were later reedited and presented in movie theaters under the title "Trilogy." This volume includes the short stories, the…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Film Study, Literary Genres, Multimedia Instruction
Berbrich, Joan D. – The Teachers Guide to Media and Methods, 1967
The Truman Capote nonfiction novel, "In Cold Blood," which reflects for adolescents the immediacy of the real world, illuminates (1) social issues--capital punishment, environmental influence, and the gap between the "haves" and "have-nots," (2) moral issues--the complexity of man's nature, the responsibility of one…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Figurative Language, Grade 12, Literary Criticism
Williams, Robert Hillis – Virginia English Bulletin, 2000
This article tells the story of a writer for whom "voice" is an important element that he feels he once had but has lost in his writing. The article mostly places the blame on his trying to please teachers and professors and listening to their comments about his writing. It quotes many scholars (such as Lev Vygotsky and Jerome Bruner)…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Personal Narratives
Geduld, Harry M., Ed. – 1972
Different authors' attitudes toward film are revealed through five different sections of this book: (1) articles, essays, and reviews pertaining to the silent cinema and the transition to sound; (2) general statements on the film medium or filmmakers and their messages; (3) essays dealing with the problems, involvements, and reflections of the…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Authors, Film Production, Film Study
Askins, William, Ed. – Community College Humanities Review, 1989
Designed as a forum for the exchange of ideas on significant issues in the humanities, this journal presents articles written by two-year college faculty in the humanities disciplines. The 1989 annual issue includes the following: (1) "Popular Literature and the American Literature Survey Course: The Case of Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood," by…
Descriptors: Academic Education, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development
Johnson, Michael L. – 1971
The term "New Journalism" refers to a different style of journalistic writing which is based on a renewed commitment to principles of honesty and thoroughness and which encourages writers to exercise the freedom of a new subjective, creative, and candid style of reportage and commentary. The significance of New Journalism as a mode of…
Descriptors: Black Power, Journalism, Literary Styles, Mass Media
Jensen, Marvin D. – The Iowa Curriculum Bulletin, 1982
Interpersonal communication and literature are two areas of knowledge that should be pursued together. Plays offer the opportunity to explore and to participate in the process of dialog. Some plays can also lead the viewer/reader/actor to introspection. "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail" by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee can be studied at once…
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Basic Skills, Drama, English Instruction
Ley, Terry C., Ed. – 1987
This sourcebook presents reading guides for 27 literary works frequently used by secondary school English teachers. The guides contain an overview of the work, a pool of instructional objectives for each work, a variety of activities, a series of discussion options, suggestions for evaluation, and annotated lists of related works. Included are:…
Descriptors: Authors, Class Activities, English Curriculum, English Instruction