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Korneliussen, Kristin – English Journal, 2012
"Two, four, six, eight, we ain't gonna integrate!" the author's eighth-grade students shouted with gusto. They were reading "Warriors Don't Cry," Melba Patillo Beals's memoir about her experiences as one of the nine African American students who integrated Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Each time those hateful words…
Descriptors: African American Students, Bullying, Grade 8, Middle School Students
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Faulkner, Julie – English Journal, 2010
Many people, particularly teachers and students, associate vocabulary instruction with long lists of ambiguous words, copying the definitions from the dictionary by rote, completing accompanying analogies, or matching the words with their meanings and taking a quiz at the end of the week. This approach to vocabulary instruction is typical to many…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Vocabulary Development, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Locklear, Agathaniki (Niki) C. – English Journal, 2006
This article announces the 96th NCTE Annual Convention which is to be held in Nashville, Tennessee. For the component of the upcoming convention, the Secondary Section Steering Committee has created an extensive program that the organizers hoped to meet the needs of both new and experienced teachers. During the convention, over 142 individual and…
Descriptors: Conferences, Secondary Education, Workshops, English Teachers