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2011 January English Journal, v100.3

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2011 January English Journal, v100.3
Issue Theme: Green English

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Level(s): Secondary, Middle

ISBN/ISSN: 0013-8274

Stock No.: 98511


English Journal
Volume 100, Number 3, January 2011

Issue Theme: Green English

Table of Contents

From the Editor
Ken Lindblom

Speaking My Mind: The Dream Deferred: How “College and Career Readiness” Looks from Below
Bill Tucker
Abstract: “Speaking My Mind” invites readers to speak out about controversial issues relevant to the teaching of English language arts.

Speaking My Mind: Paper Tiger
Tom Pamperin
Abstract: “Speaking My Mind” invites readers to speak out about controversial issues relevant to the teaching of English language arts.

EJ in Focus: Green(ing) English: Voices Howling in the Wilderness?
Heather E. Bruce
Abstract: An experienced educator and co-author of Sherman Alexie in the Classroom: “This is not a silent movie. Our voices will save our lives” offers substantial background knowledge, classroom activities, and teaching resources for the greening of English class.
Teacher to Teacher: What Literature Related to the Environment and Nature Do You Enjoy Teaching?
Luke Rodesiler; Jill Sisson Quinn; Betsy Potash; Student Voice: Catherine McGregor Wood
Abstract: “Teacher to Teacher” provides a forum for teachers to share ideas, materials, and activities.

Between Dreams and Beasts: Four Precepts for Green English Teaching
Michelle Jewett
Abstract: Why should we spend English class time on substantial environmental inquiry?

The Green Footprint Project: How Middle School Students Inspired Their Community and Raised Their Self-Worth
Kim-Marie Cortez-Riggio
Abstract: Students complete Internet research, create pamphlets, give presentations, and more to alert their school community to important local environmental issues.

Teaching Where We Are: Place-Based Language Arts
Merrilyne Lundahl
Abstract: How does creating personal metaphors from nature help students develop ecoliteracy?

Re(Place) Your Typical Writing Assignment: An Argument for Place-Based Writing
Elliot Jacobs
Abstract: A former wilderness trip leader shows how place-based writing has transformed his English class.

Sustainability and the Recycling of Words
Donna L. Miller and Alleen Pace Nilsen
Abstract: The authors provide several activities to focus students on the language of green.

A Walk on the Wilder Side
Mary Ellen Dakin, David Lowell Eatough, and Andrew Turchon
Abstract: Follow an English teacher, a biology teacher, and a social studies teacher as they discover possibilities for green education.

A Garden of Stories: An English Lesson in a Botanical Garden
Rachel Mazor
Abstract: Take a class trip to Brooklyn’s Shakespeare Garden.

What Do Professors Really Say about College Writing?
Elizabeth Brockman, Marcy Taylor, Melinda Kreth, and MaryAnn K. Crawford
Abstract: Listen in as college teachers discuss their expectations for student writing and what that might mean for your students’ futures.

2009 YA Honor List—Timely and Timeless
Alleen Pace Nilsen, James Blasingame Jr., Kenneth L. Donelson, Shelly Shaffer, Tim Smith, and Allison Wimmer
Abstract: An EJ annual tradition, the well-known critics of young adult literature present their best picks from 2009.

Poem: Lessons
Heather Statz

Poem: Walking in the Morning
Lisa Drnec Kerr

Poem: Lilacs
Roger Mitchell

Poem: Dusk
Robert A. Ayres

Challenging Texts: Challenging Textbooks: Servants, Not Masters of Our Classrooms
P. L. Thomas and Renita
Abstract: "Challenging Texts" explores various ways of teaching literary theory to high school and middle school students.

Innovative Writing Instruction: Practice Makes Perfect! Realizing Classrooms as “Landscapes of Learning,” Not Places of Perfection
Lance Ozier
Abstract: "Innovative Writing Instruction" publishes new approaches to the teaching of writing in high school and middle school.

Mentoring Matters: Taking an Empathic Stance
Thomas M. McCann
Abstract: "Mentoring Matters" focuses on effective ways to support new English teachers and student teachers.

Off the Shelves: “What Is This Thing Called a Vook?”: Using Skeleton Creek to Transform Students’ Reading Experiences In (and Out of) School
Susan Groenke, Robin Bell, Erin Allen, and Joellen Maples
Abstract: "Off the Shelves" discusses new young adult literature and explores ways of teaching YA texts in middle and high school English classes.

Research for the Classroom: Review of Narrative Writing: Learning a New Model for Teaching
George Hillocks Jr, Susan R. Krickovich and David A. Gorlewski
Abstract: "Research for the Classroom" suggests ways in which high school and middle school English teachers may study the effectiveness of their pedagogy.

Success with ELLs: Developing and Shifting Perspectives
Margo DelliCarpini
Abstract: "Success with ELLs" suggests effective approaches to teaching English language learners in ways that can be of benefit to all students in  mainstream middle and high school English classes.

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