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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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Athans, Kimberly – English in Texas, 2019
In this article, the author introduces the notion of the balloon metaphor, an exercise she created for preservice writing teachers, in which they reflect upon their writing mentors and their writing journey. The author also discusses three very important issues facing the field of literacy today: teachers are not taught to write, teachers of…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Writing Teachers, Writing Instruction, Preservice Teachers
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Alvarez, Steven – English in Texas, 2019
In this article, the author offers the example of a collegelevel writing course exploring Mexican foodways in the United States as a way to consider the "funds of knowledge" Latinx students, and all students, can use to explore communities. He argues that in a globally connected and multilingual world, the influence of foodways across…
Descriptors: Food, Literacy Education, Hispanic American Culture, Immigration
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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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Bump, Elizabeth – English in Texas, 2018
Especially since the implementation of T-TESS, it has become imperative for Texas English teachers to examine ways to incorporate student-centered instruction and activities in all areas, including the writing process. This article provides techniques and examples for English teachers who desire to work smarter and more responsively to meet the…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Student Centered Learning, Writing Processes, English Teachers
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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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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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Lacina, Jan; Griffith, Robin – English in Texas, 2017
This article highlights the learning that took place among teacher candidates as they taught Generation 1.5 students during a yearly writing camp. The article also offers suggestions for supporting this group of adolescents.
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Writing Teachers, English Language Learners
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Robertson, Marla; Goss, Amanda – English in Texas, 2016
In spite of high-stakes testing that challenges teachers to think about classroom decisions, the authors believe teachers can promote classroom practices that provide opportunities to develop the reading and writing identities of their students while also preparing students for required assessments. Using teacher writing as mentor text, showing…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Writing Instruction, Student Development, Teacher Student Relationship
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Rust, Jacquelyn – English in Texas, 2016
Multigenre writing projects contribute to the use of out-of-school literacies, multiple modes of meaning, and writing from several perspectives to aid their audience in comprehending the material being presented. Students are able to write using real-world examples of writing pieces and are required to think critically when melding the pieces of…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Literary Genres, Writing Assignments, Student Projects
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Winton, Stephen – English in Texas, 2016
In his work as an instructional coach for Houston Independent School District, Stephen Winton has experienced the power of Kylene Beers and Bob Probst's seminal texts "Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading" (2012) and "Reading Nonfiction: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts and Strategies" in exploring author's craft…
Descriptors: Reading Writing Relationship, Essays, Writing Strategies, Writing Instruction
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Petrón, Mary; Ates, Burcu – English in Texas, 2016
The great number of refugees in the U.S. creates challenges for educators to determine the best ways to embrace refugee children and incorporate culturally and linguistically appropriate classroom practices to successfully meet their educational and emotional needs (Prior & Niesz, 2013). This article aims to contribute to English teachers'…
Descriptors: Refugees, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Definitions
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Crandall, Bryan Ripley – English in Texas, 2016
Begun as a formative experiment, the Connecticut Writing Project at Fairfield University offers Young Adult Literacy Labs for youth to write, including Ubuntu Academy--a program for immigrant and refugee students. This article highlights a public commitment to Ubuntu, a sense of community and human relations, while reflecting on what became…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, Summer Programs, Literacy Education
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Rodriguez, Regina Chanel – English in Texas, 2015
Music is often regarded as a thing of the creative realm, something that sits to the side of the main core subjects, but music in the classroom shows music can be much more than a complement to a poetry unit. The author's journey through the Country Music Hall of Fame's Words & Music program revealed that delving into the world of songwriting…
Descriptors: Music Education, Writing Instruction, Music Activities, Musical Composition
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Seale, Jan – English in Texas, 2014
Creativity allows to see things in a new way--to go beyond the information given, recombining, thinking in unconventional ways, using little known or neglected means. To be clinical, it starts in the frontal lobe, that part of the brain which has the boundless capacity to dream up things. Feeding one's creativity both in the classroom and away…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Thinking, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Imagination
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