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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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Young, Dan; Coleman, Carmyn – English in Texas, 1994
Describes how one English teacher used exciting and stimulating reading materials about the "old West," including excerpts from Davy Crockett's diary. Describes a series of interdisciplinary activities in which students examined Crockett's life in their English class and history class. (HB)
Descriptors: Autobiographies, English Curriculum, English Instruction, High Schools