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Kloehn, Lori W. – English Journal, 2009
In this article, the author discusses how she developed an innovative, interdisciplinary unit in eighth-grade English that links with the history teacher's Civil War studies. When constructing lesson plans, the author needed to rely on her sympathetic connection with students. To determine the best way to help students learn, the author had to ask…
Descriptors: Imagination, War, Interdisciplinary Approach, United States History
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Sipe, Rebecca Bowers – English Journal, 2006
As a new faculty member, the author was invited by colleagues to help protect a resource they believed was essential to their instructional program. The importance of teaching grammar in a didactic fashion as a precursor to student writing constituted an unchallenged belief in the department. Faculty members were committed to the notion that…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Form Classes (Languages), Writing (Composition), Grammar