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Myers, Aimee; Hightower, Jessica – English in Texas, 2019
Culturally responsive teaching is often nebulous and challenging for many to integrate in an effective and intentional way. As novice teachers, we struggled with developing tangible ways to actualize culturally responsive teaching. However, through our combined experiences and research, we have gained a better understanding of culturally…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Prior Learning, Student Experience
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Corbin, Bryan – English in Texas, 2019
Providing written commentary on essays to students in English has long been a challenge for instructors. With increasing numbers of students being placed in classrooms, it can be difficult to deliver an adequate amount of feedback without taxing too much of teachers' time. Consequently, the author wanted to know what feedback students valued most…
Descriptors: Essays, Preferences, Writing Evaluation, Feedback (Response)
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Lacina, Jan; Hults, Kate – English in Texas, 2019
Any single artifact in a museum possesses the potential to serve as a starting point for the viewer to interpret its meaning, develop an idea, and then generate a written piece. In this article, the authors describe steps for using a photography exhibit collection as artifactual inquiry.
Descriptors: Museums, Photography, Exhibits, Inquiry
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Warren, James E.; Otto, Karen – English in Texas, 2018
Composition researchers have become increasingly concerned with the issue of knowledge transfer: the use of knowledge and skills learned in one setting to complete tasks in a different setting. In terms of writing-related knowledge transfer, research suggests that rigid rules and formulas for writing do not transfer as successfully as flexible…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Writing Instruction, Rhetoric, Standardized Tests
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Porter, Zane G. – English in Texas, 2018
This article encourages English language arts and reading (ELAR) teachers to take hold of their ability to thrive in the classroom by suggesting three practices that will facilitate that quest. Many ELAR teachers show the signs of burnout and a defeatist mindset too early in their careers. The author seeks to provide constructive ways for teachers…
Descriptors: English Teachers, English Instruction, Language Arts, Educational Practices
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Viscom, William – English in Texas, 2018
Today's students are inundated with popular culture and pop culture texts in their daily lives. One such form of pop culture is that of music. This medium is one that teachers must use as a way to connect to students and build a bridge to the curriculum. This article will discuss uses of music in the classroom from capturing students' attention…
Descriptors: Music, Learner Engagement, Literary Criticism, Popular Culture
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Lain, Sheryl – English in Texas, 2017
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts seem to relegate fiction and poetry to the back shelf. This change in emphasis, favoring nonfiction, has an impact in the classroom. After districts and schools realign the curriculum, many English teachers feel compelled to put away some of their fiction and poetry units. One way to…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Common Core State Standards, English, Language Arts
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Ranzau, Sara DuBose; Thomas, Ashley – English in Texas, 2016
Novice teachers often walk into a classroom with very little knowledge of how to conduct lessons and keep students engaged. In this article, student teacher Ashley and veteran teacher Sara share their experiences as Ashley learned how to use drama pedagogy in a secondary English classroom. Using the ideas and activities originally taught in…
Descriptors: Drama, Teaching Methods, Student Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Stewart, Mary Amanda – English in Texas, 2016
The unique challenges (and promises) teachers encounter today can be informed by the past. What literacy and language education mean for Mary Stewart, assistant professor of bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) education at Texas Woman's University, is a product of what it has meant for educators like her grandmother and mother. In…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Second Language Instruction, English Instruction, English Teachers
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Piligrim, Jodi – English in Texas, 2015
Just as theory is important in music education, it is important in reading education. Theory backs the practice. In reading research, fluency is an important skill required of readers (Rasinski, 2012; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000; Texas Education Agency, 2014). Fluency--defined as the ability to read accurately,…
Descriptors: Music Education, Dyslexia, Reading Research, Reading Fluency
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Myers, Joy – English in Texas, 2014
This study focused on understanding the impact of incorporating digital reader response into a middle school literature class. Through interviews and the use of artifacts, a classroom teacher documented how altering the way students wrote about their readings shaped the quality and quantity of their writing. Outcomes reveal that blogging during…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Technology Uses in Education, Middle School Students, English Instruction
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Murray, Beth; Salas, Spencer – English in Texas, 2014
Using Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" as an anchor text, the authors argue for applied theatre strategies as vivid and viable tools for exploring challenging texts and applying critical lenses in an embodied way. Readers are guided through a series of theatre-based, English-classroom accessible improvisational frameworks to help…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Teaching Methods, Novels, English Literature
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Verner, Zenobia, Ed. – English in Texas, 1977
The articles in this journal focus on the teaching of composition at the secondary and college levels. Separate articles deal with the causes of poor proofreading by students and methods for teaching proofreading skills; the use of folklore as an aid to teaching composition; techniques for overcoming students' fear of failure in the writing…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, English Instruction, Expository Writing, Failure
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Lindsey, Ron, Ed. – English in Texas, 1975
This issue focuses on values-clarification techniques for the elementary and secondary school classroom. A variety of articles provides general discussions of values clarification, as well as specific classroom activities related to literature, composition, and discussion. A selected list of books related to values clarification is included. (AA)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction
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King, Erin S. – English in Texas, 1995
Argues that a teacher wins or loses his or her students during the first few days of the year. Shows how an English teacher wins her students over by allowing them to ask questions about her, which she answers by pointing to a graffiti wall created by her previous year's students. (TB)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
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