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Caballero, Ramon L. – English in Texas, 1995
Argues for the inclusion of reading and writing in math classes. Suggests that children dislike math class not because they dislike math but because they dislike memorizing times tables out of context. (TB)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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Ohrt, Janice – English in Texas, 1994
Describes using Monday morning journal writing activities to give the teacher an insight into what the weekend has done for students. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Education, Journal Writing, Student Journals
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Tower, Suzanne – English in Texas, 1994
Describes a teacher's efforts to adjust teaching a new grade level (her third in three years) and to teaching the process approach to writing. Discusses how her department head assisted her in adjusting to the change and pursuing inservice teacher education opportunities. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Process Approach (Writing), Teacher Administrator Relationship
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Ramirez, Catherine Clark – English in Texas, 1994
Suggests that the telling of vivid stories can help engage elementary students' emotions and increase the chances of fostering an interest in Texas history. Suggests that incorporating elements of the process approach to writing can merge with social studies objectives in creating a curriculum for wisdom. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, History Instruction
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Middlebrooks, Kimberly – English in Texas, 1994
Describes a year spent teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) in the elementary classroom using a whole-language approach in a nonthreatening environment with lots of writing and student ownership of text. (SR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, English (Second Language)
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Maudlin, Adalia – English in Texas, 1995
Describes a castle-building exercise in which students first learn about castles and then, using a map of the school, show on paper how they would convert the school into a castle. (TB)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Education