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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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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
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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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Reising, R. W. – English In Texas, 1971
This document discusses techniques for teaching Shakespeare at the secondary level. It is suggested, by way of innovation, that a teacher working with a Shakespearean drama (1) ask each of his students to select and bring to class a magazine or newspaper picture of a contemporary person (e.g., an athlete, a politician, a police officer, a nurse…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Creative Thinking, English Instruction, Essays
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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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Morton, Deborah Balzhiser – English in Texas, 1994
Argues that, when instructors consider only the socially constructed in their classrooms, the intricacies of individuals are lost. Points out that, when teachers think students are completing assignments, the students are actually completing their own understanding of the assignment. Suggests that instructors explain repeatedly what they expect of…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Higher Education, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes
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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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Flanders, Marianne; And Others – English in Texas, 1994
Offers descriptions of three class activities involving collaboration between basic composition and freshman composition classes, involving magazine production and peer response. (SR)
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Class Activities, Cooperative Learning, Freshman Composition
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