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Killebrew, Janet – English in Texas, 1994
Describes a seven-day vocabulary building unit for language deficient high school students that revolved around ice cream, fat content of foods, and heart disease. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, High Schools, Limited English Speaking, Second Language Learning
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Dixon, Deborah – English in Texas, 1994
Describes a research and reading project for high school students which served as a thematic unit on biographies and black history. (SR)
Descriptors: Biographies, Black History, High Schools, Library Skills
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Jette, Debra – English in Texas, 1994
Describes how one high school teacher used journal writing and a paper to focus students awareness on prejudice and lack of human compassion in their own school. (SR)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, High School Students, High Schools, Journal Writing
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Ozburn, Mary S. – English in Texas, 1995
Describes a sustained silent reading program in a 9th-grade reading class of 60 students, most of them at-risk students. Finds that, on average, students improved 3.9 grade levels in their reading. (SR)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Grade 9, High Risk Students, High Schools
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Blumrich, Ann Nord – English in Texas, 1994
Describes beginning a unit on Shakespeare and his play "Henry V" by showing and discussing in class an episode from the television program "Star Trek: The Next Generation" called "The Defector," which opens with a scene from Henry V and makes allusions to the play throughout the episode. (SR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, English Instruction, High Schools, Language Arts
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Allen, Tracy – English in Texas, 1994
Describes two short lessons on individual objectives (main idea and fact/opinion) to prepare 10th graders for the Spring exit test. (SR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, English Instruction, Grade 10, High Schools
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Meador, Karen – English in Texas, 1994
Outlines a process by which senior high school students study Jonathan Swift's'"A Modest Proposal" and then write their own satirical essays by modeling the tone and style of Swift's essay. (SR)
Descriptors: High Schools, Literature Appreciation, Satire, Writing Assignments
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Guinhawa, Wilhelmina – English in Texas, 1994
Describes an activity in which high school students who are reading "Romeo and Juliet" compile information on major characters and create a collection of cards similar to sports cards, to help them understand each character and that character's motives. (SR)
Descriptors: Characterization, Class Activities, High Schools, Literature Appreciation
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Yearwood, Stephenie – English in Texas, 1994
Details the concept of transactional writing and clarifies why it belongs in the high school English curriculum. Defines transactional writing, relates it to expressive writing, and shows how it might be used by English teachers. (HB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Content, English Curriculum, English Instruction
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Odom, Keith C. – English in Texas, 1994
Describes one teacher's insights into the fictional works, and especially the characters, created by the British novelist Jane Austen. (HB)
Descriptors: Characterization, English Curriculum, High Schools, Literary Criticism
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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