Saturday, May 10, 2008

Introduction to English Education Archives

The purpose of this blog is to summarize articles on teaching English/language arts from kindergarten through college published in English education journals from the past.

The blog is originated by Raymond Stopper, author of Teaching English, How To…., published in July 2004. From the cover of the book: “Raymond Stopper spent 35 years in public education as a secondary English teacher, instructional consultant, director of secondary education and, for 21 years, K-12 language arts supervisor. He has taught or given demonstration lessons at every level from first grade to college. He has specialized in teaching expository writing, developed a K-12 writing program and has conducted teacher workshops on reading, writing, grammar, literature, spelling, the SAT, professional writing, censorship, critical thinking and language exploration, among other topics. As a supervisor, he enjoyed working with teachers to solve problems.”

Mr. Stopper has also published articles in leading English Education journals on encouraging teachers to read professional journals, on demonstrating to parents how teachers teach writing, on how to engage students in reading short stories and on clarifying the guidelines for teaching English developed by the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association.

Each blog will contain the topic, the title and author of the article, the summary and, in most cases, a comment by RayS.

I invite responses from interested readers.

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