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Peters, William H. – English in Texas, 1994
Shares what is being done in one English methods course to address the call for English education teacher preparation programs to help prospective teachers construct pedagogical understandings of subject matter. Includes three drafts and a final version of students' basic premises for teaching English language arts. (RS)
Descriptors: English Instruction, English Teacher Education, Higher Education, Methods Courses
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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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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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Herzog, Brad – English in Texas, 1994
Considers the profit of caring for writing students and helping them believe in the value of the materials they produce. Provides experiential evidence of the influence of one teacher's attempt to care ethically for his students. (HB)
Descriptors: Course Content, Educational Philosophy, English Curriculum, English Instruction
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Benoit-Detrixhe, Liz – English in Texas, 1994
Examines the ways English teachers might try to make progress with uninterested and/or problem students. Narrates one teacher's experience with a particular male student, and how she partly got through to him. (HB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Higher Education
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Linnehan, Paul J. – English in Texas, 1994
Describes the relationship between reading and writing, particularly in the way that extensive reading can help writers improve their writing. Discusses four strategies a writing teacher used to revise a basic writing course. Shows how the strategies derive from current research. Describes briefly how the strategies are employed in designing and…
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Course Descriptions, English Curriculum, English Instruction