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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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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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David, Ann D.; Jansky, Katrina – English in Texas, 2018
In the article "No Need to Reinvent the Wheel: Reading Instruction in a Time of Change" published in "English in Texas" in 2017, the authors, Ann D. David and Katrina Jansky, viewed reading instruction through five touchstones: time, choice, relevance, talk, and routines and rituals. This article expands on those touchstones by…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods, Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Kriese, Tracy – English in Texas, 2016
The 2015-2016 year has been an especially busy one in Texas education. Teachers and other professionals had opportunities to participate in the revision of the English language and Spanish language arts and reading Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (ELAR/SLAR TEKS), a process that is now nearing completion. As a result of several bills signed…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, State Legislation, State Standards, Student Evaluation
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Dalton, Colin; Lewes, Owain – English in Texas, 2015
Reading and singing song lyrics utilizing karaoke-style performances provides ESL teachers with an effective English language acquisition teaching tool. Singing the lyrics of popular songs provides ESL students with multiple exposures to essential foundational oral and written English vocabulary and grammatical structures. This practice develops…
Descriptors: Singing, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Wilson, Edward, Ed. – English in Texas, 1987
The challenges and rewards of dealing with the many types of students that can be found in today's English classrooms--gifted, handicapped, learning disabled, second language learners--are addressed in this focused journal issue. The titles of the articles and their authors are as follows: (1) "Help Me Help You" (L. Quitman Troika); (2) "Students…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Bibliotherapy, Bilingual Students, Classroom Environment
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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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Peters, Scott Ryan – English in Texas, 1995
Presents a 25-item annotated bibliography of journal articles (published between 1991 and 1994) describing writing and research exercises and approaches for helping students becomes aware of their own families and others. (TB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Characteristics, Foreign Students
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Harris, Pamela S. – English in Texas, 1995
Encourages teachers to interact with students and students to interact with each other to facilitate cultural awareness and respect for differences. Proposes a number of classroom activities, such as "how to" presentations, studies of cultural folklore, and a puppet show. (TB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education
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Muckerheide, Karen – English in Texas, 1995
Argues that cooperative workshops are far more effective than books or articles in helping teachers to incorporate the latest developments into their field. Makes a case for giving teachers the time and resources to work with other teachers on change. (TB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Seminars, Teacher Effectiveness
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Henderson, Michelle – English in Texas, 1994
Suggests that if inclusion programs are implemented correctly, students with special needs will begin to have more success stories, which will help educators find a pathway out of the dead ends of the inclusion maze. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Mainstreaming, Program Implementation
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Irwin, Glenn, Ed. – English in Texas, 1981
The 17 articles in this journal issue focus on writing and writing instruction. The articles discuss the following: (1) the NorthEast Texas, Texas Hill Country, and University of Arizona writing projects; (2) the necessity of dealing with truth in the writing class, not as a concept to be defined, but as an act that creates and recreates…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Humor, Inservice Teacher Education, Mexican Americans
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Sewell, Ernestine P., Ed. – English in Texas, 1980
The articles in this journal issue provide information on the study and teaching of folklore. Separate articles discuss the following topics: oral history; the teaching of folklore in Texas secondary schools and colleges, both as a separate discipline and as supporting enrichment material; a term project assignment in a college-level American…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, English Curriculum
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