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English M.A. Requirement Changes, Literature Track, The College At Brockport, College Senate Nov 2009

English M.A. Requirement Changes, Literature Track, The College At Brockport, College Senate

College Senate Resolutions

A proposal for two changes to the MA requirements in English, for the Literature Track only, effective Fall 2010: 1) Replace ENL 601 Bibliography with ENL 690 Advanced Writing in the Discipline 2) Replace ENL 698 Thesis with ENL 697 Advanced Project in Literature


Working For And With Latino/Latina Immigrant Newcomers In The English Language Arts Classroom, Bernadette Musetti, Spencer Salas, Theresa Perez Nov 2009

Working For And With Latino/Latina Immigrant Newcomers In The English Language Arts Classroom, Bernadette Musetti, Spencer Salas, Theresa Perez

Faculty Publications

The article discusses how the English language arts practitioners work with the Latin immigrants who are newcomers in learning English language in middle and high school in the U.S. Accordingly, practitioners provide more instructional time to contextualized learning and literacy on first and second language and advocate them to attain a high level of literacy. Moreover, it states that the literacy development of the newcomers must be anchored in patience, flexibility and conscientiousness.


Photographic Eye: Capturing The Moment Through Personal Narrative [8th-9th Grade], Amy Anderson Sep 2009

Photographic Eye: Capturing The Moment Through Personal Narrative [8th-9th Grade], Amy Anderson

Understanding by Design: Complete Collection

Students will explore the connections between the writing process, art and memory. Through the lens of photography and art, they will refine and publish a “moment in time” personal narrative. This unit was created for the beginning of the school year, and serves the dual purpose of reviewing the writing process and helping students create meaningful connections with each other. Learning culminates as students produce and present a literary magazine celebrating their work.


The Play Is A Mirror: Looking At Human Nature In Romeo And Juliet [9th Grade], Melissa Manny Sep 2009

The Play Is A Mirror: Looking At Human Nature In Romeo And Juliet [9th Grade], Melissa Manny

Understanding by Design: Complete Collection

Since reading Shakespeare for the first time often causes students to doubt themselves or quit from frustration, the purpose of this unit is to support students throughout the reading process so that they learn to appreciate drama as a means for better understanding themselves, rather than letting it defeat them from the beginning. Through an examination of character motivations, in addition to the language and dramatic conventions Shakespeare uses to bring their stories to life on stage, students will experience theatre as a mirror that reflects their own struggles and desires back to them. The relationship between the audience’s ...


The Nature Of Narratives [10th Grade], Devon Erlich Sep 2009

The Nature Of Narratives [10th Grade], Devon Erlich

Understanding by Design: Complete Collection

In this unit students will read five narratives (both fiction and nonfiction) that have a common theme of sacrifice. The readings will provide them with the opportunity to uncover the understandings that sacrifices occur on a daily basis in our world, in our lives, and in our literature. Additionally, the students will have the opportunity to understand that authors write narratives with a message in mind, and effectively conveying this message requires a purposeful use of literary elements, organization, and diction. As the unit progresses, students will be able to answer the question, “What is a narrative?” And “How do ...


Making Writing Personal [6th Grade], Kathleen Fenske Sep 2009

Making Writing Personal [6th Grade], Kathleen Fenske

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In this unit, students will view nonfiction and fiction as a commentary on an author’s personal life and on society, particularly the life of a migrant worker. Students will also begin to view writing as a process and as a reflection of self. Students will begin the unit by delving into the following questions: How does literature reflect a culture or time period? What can we learn from the past? To what extent can fiction reveal truth? Should a story teach you something? Why write? Why share personal experiences in writing? What makes writing worth reading? Through these questions ...


Incorporating Service-Learning Into The Esl Curriculum: What Aspiring Practitioners Need To Know, Andres R. Reyes May 2009

Incorporating Service-Learning Into The Esl Curriculum: What Aspiring Practitioners Need To Know, Andres R. Reyes

Critical and Creative Thinking Capstones Collection

As an ESL teacher at a community college, my constant goal is to synergize teaching approaches and strategies so that in addition to maximizing students' language learning, their critical thinking skills, cultural competence, and reflectivity - as members of an increasingly growing multicultural society - are heightened. Most recently, I have been pursuing service-learning as a philosophy, pedagogy, and practice that can help students connect their classroom learning to concrete, exciting, and challenging learning situations beyond the classroom. This paper is an attempt to highlight service-learning as a powerful tool that can make a difference in students' lives as they take on ...


Major And Minor In English, Literature And Creative Writing Tracks Revision, The College At Brockport, College Senate Apr 2009

Major And Minor In English, Literature And Creative Writing Tracks Revision, The College At Brockport, College Senate

College Senate Resolutions

In order to meet the suggestions of the 2004-5 PPR and to coordinate the educations of native and transfer students, we propose to revise the major in English, both the literature and the creative writing tracks. This revision includes sequencing of literature courses.


Exploring Media [6th Grade], Kathleen Fenske Apr 2009

Exploring Media [6th Grade], Kathleen Fenske

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In this unit, students will explore media and will focus on how media has different forms based on its purposes, how it can persuade viewers or readers using a variety of elements and tools, and how it reflects a society's values. Students will begin the unit by delving into it with the following questions: What is media? Why do we use different forms of media? Newspapers? Magazine? Internet? Television? Radio? How do effective advertisements hook the consumers? How do we "read" media? Should we believe everything we see and hear? Does media reflect a society or does it shape ...


Reflexive Writing And Literature [7th Grade], Kara Dougherty Apr 2009

Reflexive Writing And Literature [7th Grade], Kara Dougherty

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The goal of this unit is for students to write their own reflexive piece of writing--a memoir. While students have had previous exposure to this in the past, their focus should be more on narrowing down their topic to the important facts and use vivid descriptions and sensory details to create imagery in their writing. We will read published examples of reflexive writing from both essay collections and the literature book, Elements of Literature: First Course published by Holt in order to analyse and understand how other writers make their literature interesting to the reader. We will also explore strategies ...


A Lesson Before Dying [12th Grade], Devon Erlich Mar 2009

A Lesson Before Dying [12th Grade], Devon Erlich

Understanding by Design: Complete Collection

Students will focus on the novel A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines which outlines the emotional and intellectual journey of a wrongfully convicted black man and his teacher before the convicted’s execution in a Cajun community in the 1940’s. The themes presented in the book will raise questions for the students such as What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be educated? And Is justice always just? They will explore the idea that many issues surrounding justice, racism, and human responsibility are just as prevalent today as for the characters presented ...


Measuring English Language Proficiency: Revision Of The Ielts Pronunciation Scale, Sacha Develle Feb 2009

Measuring English Language Proficiency: Revision Of The Ielts Pronunciation Scale, Sacha Develle

Dr Sacha DeVelle

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of English Teaching Methods Course Of The English Department Of Kabul Education University On Secondary School English Teachers, Ali Hikmat Jan 2009

The Effects Of English Teaching Methods Course Of The English Department Of Kabul Education University On Secondary School English Teachers, Ali Hikmat

Master's Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


The Doctoral Degree In English Education, Allen Carey-Webb Jan 2009

The Doctoral Degree In English Education, Allen Carey-Webb

KSU Press Legacy Project

The Doctoral Degree in English Education gathers the testimonies of graduate students and their professors, mostly former public school language arts teachers, as they develop their abilities as English teachers, earn the most advanced degree in their field, become professional leaders, and begin teaching at the university level. Responding to an on-going national shortage of professors of English education, this book provides first-hand information on deciding to pursue a doctorate, undertaking graduate studies, teaching university methods courses, writing dissertations, and entering the field as a professor of English education.


Vygotsky And Linguistic Relativity: The Case Of Chinese And English Reading, John F. Ehrich Jan 2009

Vygotsky And Linguistic Relativity: The Case Of Chinese And English Reading, John F. Ehrich

Faculty of Education - Papers (Archive)

This paper argues the case of linguistic relativity through a Vygotskyan socio-cultural perspective. A major tenet of Vygotskyan socio-cultural theory is that sign systems (e.g., language) are psychological tools, which after a period of internalization, result in a transformation of inner processing. The logical extension of Vygotskyan socio-cultural theory is that the internalization of different sign systems, such as Chinese logographic characters or English alphabetic script, should invariably result in the development of distinct types of inner processing. This argument is essentially one of linguistic relativity, or the idea that the nature of language itself can impact on cognitive ...