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Peters, Scott Ryan – English in Texas, 1995
Presents a 25-item annotated bibliography of journal articles (published between 1991 and 1994) describing writing and research exercises and approaches for helping students becomes aware of their own families and others. (TB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Characteristics, Foreign Students
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Harris, Pamela S. – English in Texas, 1995
Encourages teachers to interact with students and students to interact with each other to facilitate cultural awareness and respect for differences. Proposes a number of classroom activities, such as "how to" presentations, studies of cultural folklore, and a puppet show. (TB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education
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Bishop, Kathleen Krueger – English in Texas, 1995
Describes a classroom activity in which students prepare a spot for television, including game shows, commercials, and news programs. Shows how students prepared through prewriting exercises and then conducted their research. (TB)
Descriptors: Advertising, Class Activities, Feature Stories, Games
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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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Hall, Susan; Tiggeman, Theresa – English in Texas, 1995
Describes how a project initially designed to improve the quality of student writing in an introductory finance class led the teachers, as the project unfolded, to examine their assumptions about learning, shifting their attention from details of English usage to considerations of the context of which students wrote and the mindsets they brought…
Descriptors: Finance Occupations, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Teacher Student Relationship
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Irwin, Glenn, Ed. – English in Texas, 1981
The 17 articles in this journal issue focus on writing and writing instruction. The articles discuss the following: (1) the NorthEast Texas, Texas Hill Country, and University of Arizona writing projects; (2) the necessity of dealing with truth in the writing class, not as a concept to be defined, but as an act that creates and recreates…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Humor, Inservice Teacher Education, Mexican Americans