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Cumins, Amy; Peña, Amanda Nicole; Montoya, Maria Ramirez – English in Texas, 2019
English teachers should write and share their writing. The authors analyze how composing sonnets added to understanding of poetic genre, literary terminology, and state standards. This article argues on behalf of more creative writing in English language arts and explains the benefits of teachers and students sharing their writing.
Descriptors: Creative Writing, English Teachers, Literary Genres, Poetry
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Snow, K. Rachel; Piper, Rebekah E.; Pittman, Ramona T. – English in Texas, 2018
Gender identity is influenced by a variety of characteristics, including race, social class, sexual orientation, language, and gender. This article explores the importance of critical literacy, critical pedagogy, and the influence on identity development. Furthermore, it seeks to provide practitioners and teacher educators with an understanding of…
Descriptors: Literature, Multicultural Education, Critical Theory, Sexual Identity
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Pittman, Ramona T. – English in Texas, 2017
This article attempts to address the need for African American students to receive the same level of support that most schools in Texas provide for English language learners due to the underperformance of many African American students on various literacy measures. The intent is to provide readers with the phonological and grammatical features of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, African American Students, English Language Learners, Student Needs
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Zachary, Susan F. – English in Texas, 2015
Incorporating the arts into the classroom through the study of poetry and writing can improve literacy with the connection to the lyrical movement of dance, music, and art. Through the arts, teachers can guide students in exploring figurative language, tone, rhythm, and imagery as it pertains to the arts and its relationship to the voice and…
Descriptors: Literacy, Poetry, Visual Arts, Theater Arts
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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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Chisholm, James S.; McPherson, Linda – English in Texas, 2014
Although much deserved attention has been paid recently to the mentoring and development of beginning English and language arts (ELA) teachers in middle and secondary school settings, we know relatively little about effective approaches to mentoring beginning English teacher educators. As a community of professionals dedicated to the teaching and…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, English Teachers, Language Arts
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Pimentel, Octavio – English in Texas, 2014
This article examines racist discourses and how they operate within writing centers. The data presented emerged from qualitative interviews that were conducted with two participants. In theorizing the data gathered from Mexican American students about their writing center experiences, the author applies a Critical Race Theory (CRT) and LatCrit…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Laboratories, Writing (Composition), Racial Discrimination
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Margerison, Patricia S. – English in Texas, 1994
Discusses responses of undergraduate students in an American literature course to inclusion of ethnic reading selections. Finds that two themes--family and social justice--were touchstones to choose reading selections that older adolescents find personally meaningful. (RS)
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Family Environment, Family Life, Higher Education
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Keene, Louise E. – English in Texas, 1994
Applies chaos theory to J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy "The Lord of the Rings," to see order and patterns in a supposed chaotic world. Discusses how Tolkien's background as a philologist served as a foundation for the stories he created, and notes how language itself changes events and controls and dominates characters in the trilogy. (SR)
Descriptors: Chaos Theory, Higher Education, Language Role, Language Usage