Monday, October 13, 2008

Research Topics

10-second review: Students read a book or view a video from a discipline other than English and generate research questions from it.

Title: “Anchored Instruction: A Model for Integrating the Language Arts Through Content area Study.” ME Cena and JF Mitchell. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (April 1998), 559-561. A publication of the International Reading Association (IRA).

Summary: The authors chose a video, David MacCauley’s Cathedral as an “anchor” to stimulate questions about the Middle Ages which are then researched by the students. One of the problems with which teachers must help students was how to frame a good research question.

Comment: I like the idea and would probably use it. RayS.

This blog, English Education Archives, reviews articles of contemporary interest from past English education journals.

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