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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