Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Topic: Students as Teachers

Title: “Writing for Answerability: Bakhtin and Composition Studies.” HR Ewald. College Composition and Communication (October 1993), 331-348. A publication of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Summary: One of the author’s ideas is that students teach some elements of writing to the students in the class.

Comment: In theory, a good idea. You learn best when you teach it. Be sure to help students prepare for what they are going to teach. Without this help, students are likely to simply tell what they want the other students to learn and will have no understanding of preparing students for what they will learn, purpose for teaching, a variety of activities for teaching it and evaluation of what the students have learned. RayS.

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.

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