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Sewell, Ernestine P., Ed. – English in Texas, 1981
The articles in this journal issue reflect the theme of "passages." Five articles contain teachers' reflections and descriptions of the following forms of passage: (1) passing from the classroom to motherhood and back again; (2) passing from academe to the world of work--the retraining of literature professors; (3) ways in which students gain…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Classroom Techniques, English Instruction, Experiential Learning
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Ortego, Philip D., Ed. – English in Texas, 1976
The introduction to this issue of "English in Texas," by Philip D. Ortego, discusses briefly the need of young Chicanos for a literary identity. In the first article of the issue, Ortego expands the discussion, focusing especially on the background of Mexican-American literature, the history of Mexican Americans in the southwest, and a definition…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Bibliographies, Drama, Fiction
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Rosen, Sandra – English in Texas, 1995
Shows how the regular reading and discussion of rich literary passages builds a respect and interest among students for imagery. Describes a series of classroom exercises designed to build imagery writing skills. (TB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Writing, Higher Education, Imagery
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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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Bell, Reatta – English in Texas, 1994
Describes a reading/writing relationship between students in different districts and in different grade levels (middle school students and at-risk freshmen) and how it gave meaning and purpose to the activity of reading and writing. (SR)
Descriptors: Books, Helping Relationship, High School Students, Literature Appreciation
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Gifford, Mary S. – English in Texas, 1994
Describes a unit which used storytelling as a vehicle to get eighth-grade students involved in a study of myth, legend, and folktale and which involved cooperative learning groups and oral presentations. (SR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Folk Culture, Grade 8
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Spencer, Jeff – English in Texas, 1994
Discusses a class activity designed to demythologize Shakespeare, to show that he aimed his craft at drawing a crowd to the theater. Discusses an eight-step process by which students draw the Globe Theater. Addresses how design elements reflect Shakespeare's time. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Freehand Drawing, Literature Appreciation, Secondary Education
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