English Archives - Jeff Everhart

A New Look at Reading and Writing Assignments

While communication technology has changed rapidly over the last thirty years, our modes of teaching students to be communicative have changed very little. The essay still seems to be the time-tested standard in many areas of the humanities and the social sciences.┬áIncreasingly, students in public schools are exposed to informational media that is published digitally, […]

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Conceptualizing the ELL Experience

I had a long discussion with a young man this afternoon. His words were to me far more poingent than he must have intended. He is not a native Of the U.S., and many of us would judge him for the way that he spoke, his accent, the awkward rhythms of his speech. He told […]

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Teaching Grammar Using Manipulative Devices

I have always struggled with finding interesting ways to teach grammar to less than enthusiastic students. For many American kids, even the first syllable of the word grammar is enough to make them lose focus completely. During my recent student teaching experience, however, I tried something new, at least new to me. Instead of teaching […]

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