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Jago, Carol – Voices from the Middle, 2006
From the perspective of years in the classroom, Jago shares her journey of reflective teaching that led to a strong belief that all students need the "language of literature" incorporated into daily instruction. Having the vocabulary of intellectual thought at their disposal helps students think through complex issues and express their questions…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Intellectual Development, Personal Narratives, Trend Analysis
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Jago, Carol – Voices from the Middle, 2003
Explains that plot and structure, character, setting, point of view, style and language, symbol, and theme are the building blocks of fiction. Contends that these elements of literature provide readers with the tools they need for navigating difficult texts. Concludes that when teachers determine that a novel's setting is too foreign or the point…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Fiction, Middle Schools, Reading Comprehension
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Jago, Carol – Voices from the Middle, 2003
Discusses how James Gray, founder of the Bay Area Writing Project and later the National Writing Project, began with a simple idea--successful teachers are the best teachers of teachers. Describes how James Gray laid a foundation for what has become a national network with 175 sites across the nation, providing a professional home for thousands of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Reflective Teaching
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Jago, Carol – Voices from the Middle, 2002
Argues there is a problem with how California local school boards and district administration interpret curriculum and instruction in terms of their role in the evaluation of schools, teachers, and students. Notes that the California Teachers Association proposed legislation that would allow teachers to negotiate their role in decision-making…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education
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Jago, Carol – Voices from the Middle, 2001
Discusses the author's goal of helping students see how mistakes in their writing distract readers and how errors have influenced the grade. Recommends the careful use of the "red pen" noting that it is easy to forget its power. Suggests that teachers use this power to help students grow as writers. (SG)
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Student Attitudes, Writing Evaluation, Writing Improvement