Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Topic: Questions

Ten-second review: On the use of questions in unexpected ways.

Title: "The English Teacher as Questioner.” RJ Nash and DA Shiman. English Journal (December 1974), 38-44. A publication of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Summary: Suggests that students at the conclusions of their essays, after summarizing main points, conclude with a question. Further suggests that teachers should conclude their classes with a question.

Comment: What a wonderful idea. Wish I had thought of it—and I wish I had used it in my teaching. RayS.

The purpose of this blog is to feature interesting ideas from past English education journals.

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