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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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Connolly, Maureen; Giouroukakis, Vicky – English Journal, 2012
According to a 2009 AP-MTV survey of 1,247 people ages 14-24, 50% of those surveyed have experienced cyberbullying (Gatti 1). Victims were twice as likely to need help from a mental health professional and were three times more likely to drop out of school than those surveyed who did not report being cyberbullied (5). Given this alarming social…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Adolescents, Victims
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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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Kendrick, Mary – English Journal, 2010
Meaningful discussion helps students develop new knowledge about the world around them. "Progressive discourse" is talk that encourages people to develop a new understanding together. In this article, the author discusses how she used student collaboration to foster progressive discourse and describes assignments that engage her students in group…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Group Discussion, Grade 9, English Instruction