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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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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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Denson, Marquita D. – English in Texas, 1995
Explains how teachers might go about equitably and fairly teaching standard written English when African American students in the class speak black English. Argues that black English, which has been 400 years in the making, is worthy of tolerance and respect for all its richness. (TB)
Descriptors: Black Dialects, Black Students, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction
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Sterling, Leroy – English in Texas, 1995
Explores: (1) expression in talking, particularly as it expands the writing process; (2) spoken traces of culture filtering into writing; and (3) richness and color of expression as writing motivators. Describes four strategies for improving writing instruction that recognize the orality of composition and the duality of language. (SR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Expressive Language, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness