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Ozburn, Mary S. – English in Texas, 1995
Describes a sustained silent reading program in a 9th-grade reading class of 60 students, most of them at-risk students. Finds that, on average, students improved 3.9 grade levels in their reading. (SR)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Grade 9, High Risk Students, High Schools
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Cooper, Allene – English in Texas, 1995
Discusses problems with freshman research paper assignments. Describes how one teacher has adapted cooperative learning techniques to research assignments, allowing students to work together in "base" and "expert" groups. Describes four structured writing assignments on a single subject of general public interest that lends itself to specialized…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Freshman Composition, Higher Education, Research Papers (Students)
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Post, Scott L. – English in Texas, 1995
Argues, from the point of view of an undergraduate engineering student, that making the pass/fail grading system mandatory for college freshman composition students will help them achieve the goal of learning to write. (SR)
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Grading, Higher Education, Student Evaluation
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Smith, Wanda; Cosmic, Jan – English in Texas, 1995
Describes reading aloud to students in a college remedial English class, arguing that this improves writing ability by helping students learn to "hear" the sounds of the material they are required to read in connection with their writing assignments. Discusses success getting students to revise by requiring rewriting on the computer and by…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Higher Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Remedial Instruction
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Howell, Pamela R. – English in Texas, 1995
Describes how a teacher became converted to thinking about her developmental composition classes as genuine writing classes, classes about learning to express ideas on paper, not classes about error or exercise. Notes that the teacher thinks of her students as composition students first and developmental students second. (SR)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Higher Education, Remedial Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Reed, Carol – English in Texas, 1995
Describes a project in which ninth graders wrote and made children's books for first graders. Describes students' enthusiasm, the interactions between first and ninth graders, and the benefits to all. (SR)
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cross Age Teaching, Grade 1, Grade 9
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Franz, Amelia Fortenberry – English in Texas, 1995
Describes using nonfiction (primarily newspaper and magazine articles) with a seventh-grade reading improvement class to elicit political response in adolescent readers and to lead students to respond to writing with moral or emotional complexity. (SR)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Grade 7, Junior High Schools, Nonfiction
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Hall, Susan; Tiggeman, Theresa – English in Texas, 1995
Describes how a project initially designed to improve the quality of student writing in an introductory finance class led the teachers, as the project unfolded, to examine their assumptions about learning, shifting their attention from details of English usage to considerations of the context of which students wrote and the mindsets they brought…
Descriptors: Finance Occupations, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Wyche-Smith, Susan – English in Texas, 1994
Describes the methods and means by which composition teachers can successfully create, train, and maintain writing groups (peer response groups, writing circles, or writing workshops) within the English classroom. (HB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Collaborative Writing
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Shull, Ellen – English in Texas, 1994
Describes how one English teacher developed an approach to teaching writing that was based on asking students to write memoirs or personal narratives. Presents an amalgam of letters written to a newspaper and to three co-authors of an article published in "The Chronicle of Higher Education" regarding the use of personal writing in freshman…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Freshman Composition
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Kutiper, Karen S.; Wilson, Pat Potter – English in Texas, 1994
Concludes that English language arts teachers can expect several things from library media specialists: (1) the specialists are focusing their efforts beyond making books available; (2) services for both students and teachers focus on the teaching aspect of the specialist's role; and (3) communication through collaboration is the most successful…
Descriptors: English Curriculum, English Instruction, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Libraries
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Sewell, Ernestine P., Ed. – English in Texas, 1981
The major articles in this journal issue deal with various aspects of young adult literature. Specific topics covered in the articles are (1) questions worth asking students about young adult novels, (2) the five major functions of adolescent literature in high school literature programs, (3) Southwestern literature for adolescents, (4) teaching…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Classroom Techniques, Literary Criticism
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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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Verner, Zenobia, Ed. – English in Texas, 1977
The articles in this publication consider the way in which freshman English students can gain insights into both the reading of literature and the workings of the mind by discussing and writing about their dreams; the function of names in Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"; folklore and…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Cognitive Processes, College Freshmen, Educational Trends
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