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Sewell, Ernestine P., Ed. – English in Texas, 1981
The major articles in this journal issue deal with various aspects of young adult literature. Specific topics covered in the articles are (1) questions worth asking students about young adult novels, (2) the five major functions of adolescent literature in high school literature programs, (3) Southwestern literature for adolescents, (4) teaching…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Classroom Techniques, Literary Criticism
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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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Verner, Zenobia, Ed. – English in Texas, 1977
This issue provides a selection of articles about literature and the teaching of literature. Titles include "Sin, Salvation, and Grace in 'The Scarlet Letter,'""'The Road Not Taken': A Study in Ambiguity,""In Search of Shakespeare: The Essential Years,""Right Deeds for Wrong Reasons: Teaching the Bible as…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Elective Courses, English Instruction, Higher Education
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Tobias, Anne – English in Texas, 1988
One of the most effective vehicles for testing students is new material, but it is frequently difficult to find selections by authors with whom students have no familiarity or about whom an abundance of critical material does not exist. The works of Lawrence Ferlinghetti provide an excellent source not only for testing knowledge, but also for…
Descriptors: Authors, Critical Reading, Critical Thinking, Figurative Language
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Keene, Louise E. – English in Texas, 1994
Applies chaos theory to J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy "The Lord of the Rings," to see order and patterns in a supposed chaotic world. Discusses how Tolkien's background as a philologist served as a foundation for the stories he created, and notes how language itself changes events and controls and dominates characters in the trilogy. (SR)
Descriptors: Chaos Theory, Higher Education, Language Role, Language Usage
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Saunders, Jane – English in Texas, 1994
Describes a class activity in which students analyze modern song lyrics and their poetic devices as an introduction to the study and analysis of poetry. (SR)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Poetry
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Garling, Carolynn – English in Texas, 1994
Discusses ways in which Mikhail Bakhtin's two key ideas--multivocality and carnival--are played out in John Knowles' novel "A Separate Peace." Suggests that the novel will remain vital, alive, and accessible to students as long as they hear, respond to, and participate in the dialogues in the novel. (RS)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Literary Criticism, Novels, Reader Response
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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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Saldivar, Rhonda – English in Texas, 1995
Offers an analysis of the meanings and importance in William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" of Piggy's fire-giving glasses. (SR)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Imagery, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation