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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access  
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access  
Abusões     Open Access  
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Aksara     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara : International Journal of Indonesian Literature     Open Access  
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
Annales islamologiques     Open Access  
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arabia     Open Access  
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aturá : Revista Pan-Amazônica de Comunicação     Open Access  
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Bahasa dan Seni : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, Seni, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access  
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Beyond Words     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 134)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CoSMo | Comparative Studies in Modernism     Open Access  
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dialogues : An Interdisciplinary Journal of English Language Teaching and Research     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
DIGILEC : Revista Internacional de Lenguas y Culturas     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Drammaturgia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 40)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
EID&A : Revista Eletrônica de Estudos Integrados em Discurso e Argumentação     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access  
Eltin Journal : Journal of English Language Teaching in Indonesia     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Encyclopedia     Open Access  
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Enthymema     Open Access  
Entrelaces     Open Access  
Entrevous : Littérature organique     Full-text available via subscription  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios de Teoría Literaria - Revista digital: artes, letras y humanidades     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Estudos Linguísticos e Literários     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Études littéraires     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Eugene O’Neill Review     Full-text available via subscription  
European Journal of Life Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Romantic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ExELL : Explorations in English Language and Linguistics     Open Access  

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  • Issue 90 - Capabilities are curriculum weaving tools
    • Abstract: Hipkins, Rosemary
      This article is based on the talk I gave at the NZATE conference in Christchurch in the July break. My plan for the talk was to draw together many threads from almost a decade of research on the implementation of NZC, with a specific focus on how the key competencies have been understood and enacted. This set the scene to discuss a different way to think about weaving key competencies into the curriculum. Here I introduced the idea of "capabilities" as weaving tools, and illustrated their potential with two examples set at different levels of the English learning area. I concluded by briefly introducing a small set of capabilities that sit at the heart of rich learning in many different parts of the curriculum.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Small town girl
    • Abstract: A'Court, Michele
      Getting together for the NZATE Conference and taking time out from your usual working life to regenerate and re-inspire yourselves is such a great thing to do.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Langley, Steve
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - "The skies are painted with unnumbered sparks"
    • Abstract: Orr, Cynthia
      This line from Act 3 of Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar' was the title for the workshop that I co-presented at this year's NATE (National Association of Teachers of English) conference at Stratford-Upon-Avon in June. It seemed necessary that regardless of the content, the title of a workshop presentation to teachers of English at a conference held in Shakespeare's hometown come from one of his works. However, unlike the machine at the Globe theatre, which sends out each of Shakespeare's plays as 140 character tweets, our title wasn't just a gimmick. For my co-presenter, Jenny MacDonald, and me the line captured the idea of the endless possibilities represented within the project we had been involved with and were to present on.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Preamble on Re:generation... Dr Who and Whakapapa... A List of
           Generations Back to the Waka, Back to the Top Most Heaven ... if you know
           your stuff... So, a Whakapapa etc...
    • Abstract: Brown, Ben
      To begin with a gentle linguistic irony found only in Aotearoa/NZ, kia ora koutou nga kai ako o te reo Pakeha. Thank you English Teachers for allowing me this key note address. You guys are important to me. You buy books - even my books, which is a bonus. With this in mind I think it fair, indeed I think it obligatory, that you should know what you are paying for.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - From the Marist College winning team at word - the front line
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Word - the front line Auckland's spoken word competition
    • Abstract: Narayan, Ramon
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Junior winner - NZATE poetry competition
    • Abstract: Harrison, Rachel
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Senior winner - NZATE poetry competition
    • Abstract: Jennings, Odette
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Re: generating our perceptions as English teachers
    • Abstract: Powdrell, Margaux
      Attending 're: generation' the NZATE English Teachers' Conference as a beginner teacher was a moving experience. It was a fantastic professional development opportunity, bringing together like-minded English teachers who are keen to make a difference. In this article, I am going to provide a bit of background of my teaching career thus far in order to explain my response to my own experiences at the conference. I will also discuss how these experiences influenced me to change aspects of my teaching.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Professional development Through: The mind lab
    • Abstract: Truter, Desire; Langley, Steve
      Steve: Congratulations Desire on your award as the winner NEXT Expert Teacher award! How did that feel - did you think you had a chance of winning'

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - My need to change
    • Abstract: Riley, Neil
      A change of school at the beginning of this year necessitated a change in my teaching style: I was back in a state school, back in front of students and back with a Year 9 English class for the first time in four years. It was a new beginning, an opportunity to regenerate. However, I did not want to abandon some useful practices and pedagogical approaches from my previous school, in particular, the focus on self-directed learning and the integration of e-Learning into my teaching and learning programme.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - An ontological view of IndigiZines within the secondary English
           classroom in Aotearoa
    • Abstract: Salsano, Marama
      The Western classroom is still very much a colonising space - scarred by memories of 18th century domination (Foucault, 1977) and the "sheer brutality meted out to generations of indigenous communities" (Smith, 1999, p. 68). This paper provides an early contribution to the use of IndigiZines within the secondary English classroom in Aotearoa and speculates on whether encouraging expression through such zines can begin to address the brutal effects of colonial rule. I will briefly consider the nature of 'story' for indigenous people, before outlining what zines are and how they might be used by indigenous and marginalised communities to resist Western ideologies. I then contemplate the extent to which stories contained in IndigiZines might offer indigenous and marginalised people more than the mere literalness of a story. And finally, I use a zine created specifically for this paper to reflect on the zine making process, after which I theorise about the possibility of using zines to bring indigenous Māori voices to the fore within the English classroom in Aotearoa.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Elixir of English
    • Abstract: Edgecombe, Mark
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Why English' Confronting the Hydra [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Cummins, Nicola
      Review(s) of: Why English' Confronting the Hydra, Edited by Pauline Bunce, Robert Phillipson, Vaughan Rapatahana and Ruanni Tupas, Bristol, Buffalo, Multilingual Matters, 2016.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Unbroken [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Townsend, Paula
      Review(s) of: Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, Fourth Estate, London 2014.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - Ara Taiohi spoken word poetry winner
    • Abstract: Cockfield, Ellie
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 90 - From the Marist College winning team at word - the front line
    • Abstract: Muzariri, Pearl; Crerar, Amy
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - Editorial
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - Empower our young people
    • Abstract: Bailey, Sophie
      Before I delve into the core content of empowerment that I want to discuss in this article, I would like to explore the context of 'young people'. In understanding that this article is written for an audience of Secondary School English Teachers, I will be focusing on the age of young people in secondary school - that is, ages 13 to 18. When engaging with young people between these ages, it is essential to comprehend that they are at a very crucial stage of their psycho-sexual development (WHO, 2010). Although this development differs from young person to young person, all young people are developing, defining and exploring their sexuality.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - Whakapapa as literary analysis within the NCEA English
           classroom
    • Abstract: Salsano, Marama
      Human existence comprises layers of interconnected relationships and commonalities, articulated as whakapapa within a Māori worldview (Barlow, 2006; Paipa, 2010), whereby whakapapa encompasses both the tangible and the intangible and views life as an interdependent activity (Te Rire, 2012). Here in Aotearoa, such connectedness and community participation is viewed by the Ministry of Education [MOE] (2014) as vital to the 'well-being and culture' of New Zealand schools. Thus, whakapapa and the understanding of relationships and interconnectedness, may be viewed as both crucial to a greater understanding of what it means to be human, but also as an essential component of the vision of the New Zealand Curriculum [NZC]: to produce young people who are "confident, connected, actively involved, and lifelong learners" (MOE, 2007, p. 8). Within the National Certificate of Educational Achievement [NCEA] classroom, it is therefore imperative that New Zealand teachers understand these wider connections, relationships and whakapapa since effective teachers teach "both subject matter and students. Ignoring either the curriculum or specific learning needs ultimately hurts students' chances of success".

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - A syllogistic thesis schema - a planning tool for essay writing
    • Abstract: Harris, Matthew
      The Syllogistic Thesis Schema (STS) is a planning tool useful for teaching students clarity of thought and organisational structure. It can also help to persuade hyper-organised 'left-brained' students who think the subject of English lacks scientific rigour that there are firm laws of logic involved in the construction of literature essays - even if most of us employ them subconsciously.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - Literacy and the digital divide
    • Abstract: Kilbride, Julie
      Literacy education has long been considered greatly important in preparing youth for participation within a given culture or society. However, for young people growing up in this increasingly connected world, where answers are only a Google search away and information is created through online networks, where does literacy fit in'

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - An antidote to despair is action
    • Abstract: Langley, Steve
      Identity. Relationships. Alcohol and other Drugs. Poverty and social justice. Climate Change.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - What English teachers need to know about teenage brains
    • Abstract: Bagshaw, Sue
      Some may say what on earth does neuroscience and the development of teenage brains have to do with teaching English. My response as someone who works with teenagers all the time is everything.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - Radical notions: Teaching in context
    • Abstract: Borrowdale, Laura
      As English teachers, we often approach our subject with a deep love of literature. Was it Shakespeare that led us here, or Jane Austen, or Haruki Marukami' We want to excite our students and infuse them with the same sense of excitement that we feel. So why do students so often get turned off reading, off writing, off 'English' while they are in our classrooms' Where do we, as people passionate about our subject, go wrong'

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - Not the end of the world': Hope in young adult fiction
    • Abstract: Higgins, Jane
      'The Hunger Games'. You may have heard of it. Also, the 'Divergent' series, 'The Fault in Our Stars', and 'If I Stay'. You know these stories: best-selling young adult novels, made into blockbuster movies. And, like a lot of young adult fiction, they are grim, dealing with dystopia, sickness and death.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - A youth perpective
    • Abstract: Hampton, Sofie
      Sofie is in her second of a Bachelor of Nursing at CPIT. She is passionate about young people's wellbeing, volunteering at 298 Youth Health Centre with Dr Sue Bagshaw and supporting young people in a mentor role. She also manages the finances for the Christchurch Youth Council. As an English teacher you are in a prime position to receive personal writing that may express deeply how a young person is feeling. This may feel a little daunting and maybe not even something you considered as part of your job, but if you look back at your years as a student at school, who were the teachers that understood you the best, cared the most and were the easiest to talk to' For me and many other young people it was their English teachers who were there during our darkest days.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - Nano Tech [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Cleary, Alison
      Review(s) of: Nano Tech, by Denis Wright, Makaro Press, $25.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - Puna Wai Korero: An anthology of Maori poetry in English [Book
           Review]
    • Abstract: Krohn-Isherwood, Yvette
      Review(s) of: Puna Wai Korero: An anthology of Maori poetry in English, Edited by Reina Whaitiri and Robert Sullivan, Auckland University Press $49.99.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - NZATE writing competition 2016
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - Teachers' writing
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - Are you hooked on NZ books'
    • Abstract: Hunter, Eirlys; Crayford, Elizabeth
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - A conference reflection
    • Abstract: Els, Shani
      NZATE 2016 "Re:generation" did not disappoint. As a second year teacher who moved to Wellington from Christchurch for a sense of regeneration the theme of the conference seemed incredibly fitting.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - Mind your language
    • Abstract: McGilchrist, Iain
      In recent years, I've been very interested how language can be used in the classroom to better effect. Much of my PLD has been based on this and those of you who have come to my conference workshops may have heard me bibble on about this. In this article, I want to share ten ways you can use language tomorrow to help your students and yourself. You may recognise some of the material in this article. Hopefully some of it is new as well.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 89 - NZATE President's annual report 2015-16
    • Abstract: Morris, Jo
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 88 - "Coz Tybalt shanked Romeo's dox": Poly-nizing Shakespeare on
           the Southside
    • Abstract: Johansson, Michelle
      Representation, Access, Authenticity, Identity, Appropriation, Inequality.

      These are terms that stimulate, motivate and frustrate the creative artists of the Pacific, and they are the terms that dictate my current course of study and the work of the Black Friars Theatre Company. Who has the right to tell whose stories'

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 88 - Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ Young Shakespeare Company tour 2015
    • Abstract: Malcolm, Julia
      Our friends thought we were a bit mad when we said we were volunteering to be chaperones for twenty-four youths to go to London for a couple of weeks. Why on earth would you want to spend your holidays doing that' Why on earth wouldn't we, was our response. We knew it would be tiring, we knew the responsibility was huge, we knew it would be challenging, we knew there might be tears but we also knew this would be something different, something special, and we would get to witness twenty-four fired up, passionate, funny, smart, focused kids experience something that potentially will shape their futures.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 88 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Langley, Steve
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 88 - Word: The front line 2015
    • Abstract: Van Lier, Dylan; Wotton, Laura; Jack, Tamrin Duckmanton Levi
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 88 - 'Mana Moana': Ancient resources for new stories
    • Abstract: Mila, Karlo
      This article describes the personal journey of a reader and writer who is of Pacific descent growing up in New Zealand. It explains the experience of finding yourself either nowhere within mainstream literature or alternatively stuck - stereotyped - in someone else's story.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 88 - Delving into the fourth genre
    • Abstract: Beaumont, Karen
      Described as the fourth genre, Creative Nonfiction is the term applied to nonfiction stories that are told in a creative way. Lee Gutkind, the 'godfather' of Creative Nonfiction, defines this form of writing as "true stories well told." Creative Nonfiction may appear in the form of a personal essay, journal article, biography or memoir but, as a nonfiction piece, the material included has to be factual and carefully researched; the reader has to trust that you are telling the truth. The means of conveying your ideas is what gives the piece its creativity. Approaching nonfiction writing creatively allows for greater freedom in the use of dialogue, first person narrative, contractions, particular points-of-view and ways of looking at the world. Imagery or metaphor may be included, and the structure need not be linear. Instead of a works cited list, a less formal series of notes, which allows for the addition of further information, might appear at the end.

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  • Issue 88 - Mark Hadlow on Macbeth and acting for educational purposes
    • Abstract: Hadlow, Mark
      Any advice to young actors is - give it a go. If you've got what you think is acting ability, or some passion to be an actor, then give it a go. I mean go to a local theatre and say "I want to audition for something." It'll give them a feel for what it's like.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 88 - Articles please! On 'youth realities' for July
    • Abstract: Langley, Steve
      As we study literature - Shakespeare, any literature - with our classes, certain themes will come up which are real for teens.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 88 - Meet your new NZATE regional representative: Central North
           Island Katie Blackett
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 88 - Like... wise an hour with John Dennison
    • Abstract: Edgecombe, Mark
      Keith Lees' article in the back of the July 2015 'English in Aotearoa' made me hanker for more poetry in my classroom. It also made me think about some of the poetry highlights from my own teaching career - nothing to match his stealthy placement of Basil Dowling in the back of his room, sadly: I remember a group of Year 13s concluding - fairly swiftly - that Fleur Adcock was a whinger who wouldn't be happy wherever you put her, and I've read a fair stack of essays on Wilfred Owen's use of alliteration, but Keith's retrospective re-stoked in me the hope that it could be better than this.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 88 - Solving the copyright problem: Creative commons in NZ
    • Abstract: Heritage, Elizabeth
      Max Riley is a maths teacher at Nayland College in Nelson whose website, Nayland Mathematics, provides a range of high-quality resources that are reused by teachers all over the country. So far the website has received over 2.2 million hits - a truly extraordinary number for a school's department homepage.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 88 - NZATE writing competition 2016
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 88 - Re: Generation NZATE conference in Christchurch
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 88 - Letter from America II: Thanksgiving
    • Abstract: Taylor, David
      I'd like to preface my comments here by acknowledging that there are some concerning issues in New Zealand education and certainly a great deal that needs our attention as educators - and I'll come back to these at the end.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 88 - Romeo and Juliet A tragedy
    • Abstract: Lees-Jeffries, Peter
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 88 - This paper boat [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Borrowdale, Laura
      Review(s) of: This paper boat, by Gregory Kan, Auckland University Press, $24.99.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 88 - Open your eyes, Jackson Ryder [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Langley, Steve
      Review(s) of: Open your eyes, Jackson Ryder, by Rudi Casteneda, Escalator Press, $30.00.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 88 - Beside herself, [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Emeney, Johanna
      Review(s) of: Beside herself, by Chris Price, Auckland University Press, $24.99.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 87 - NZATE senior writing competition, 2015
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 87 - Atonement [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Borrowdale, Laura
      Review(s) of: Atonement, by Vaughan Rapatahana, Flying Island Books 2015.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 87 - The open side [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Townsend, Paula
      Review(s) of: The open side, by Richie McCaw with Greg McGee, Hodder Moa.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 87 - Waitressing vs Teaching
    • Abstract: Cann, Jenichka
      I was a waitress for a decade before I became a provisionally registered teacher. In those ten years I experienced fewer hours of stress than I have in my last year as a teacher. Upon reflection, I put this down to two things. Firstly, you are dealing primarily with adults in the hospitality industry. Secondly, there are very clear expectations of where your responsibilities start and finish.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 87 - Starling: Publishing poetry and prose by young New Zealand
           writers
    • Abstract: Wallace, Louise
      Why are you doing this' That's one of the main questions I've been asked since setting up Starling: a new online literary journal publishing poetry and prose by New Zealand writers under 25 years old. The answer is because I was once under 25 myself! I loved English and writing right through school. I was hungry for opportunities, but growing up in Gisborne there were probably fewer available than in the main centres. Also, this was pre-internet.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 87 - Waving or drowning: Thriving in a world of listicles,
           astroturfers and instachat
    • Abstract: Spenser, Karen Melhuish
      It's easy to talk about educating students for 'jobs that don't exist yet' - in fact, it's pretty much the meme du jour when people are arguing for change. There is no doubt, of course, that there are substantial changes occurring in economies, social structures, cultures, governments and so on, driven by globalisation and technological developments. The 2015 CORE Ten Trends offer a useful overview of the big picture shifts that we can see across international discourses around schooling and education.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 87 - Shift your thinking
    • Abstract: Beckett, Bernard
      Six years ago I spoke at conference celebrating two hundred years since the birth of Charles Darwin. The theme of my speech was what I perceived to be a missed opportunity in science education. Specifically, I argued that an overview of evolutionary theory, the framework within which all of biology is properly understood, is introduced far too late in the curriculum. As a result, the student is asked to master a range of facts, processes and terminology, without having access to the overarching narrative that properly makes sense of these things. Even more importantly, as I saw it, the students were missing out on the magic of one of humanity's most arresting stories, the tale of the way chance crafted flesh from stardust.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 87 - 'Poetry is meant to be spoken and sung'
    • Abstract: Evans, Judy
      As a beginning teacher trained in teaching Japanese and Art History who now finds herself thrown in the deep end and teaching senior English, I knew the Capital Letters Conference would be a good opportunity to improve my practice and that it would give me the chance to bring something of value back to my department. I was thrilled when I heard that my scholarship application had been successful.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 87 - Thinking shifted
    • Abstract: Hensman, Isaac
      All teachers need a shake-up from time to time, even relatively new teachers! The middle of the year can be a bit of a drag, but I've returned to Term 3 refreshed and reinvigorated with a slew of new ideas and enthusiasm. The catchphrase for this year's NZATE was 'Shift Your Thinking' - consider my thinking shifted! I won't be implementing every new idea straight away, but what I've taken away from the conference has already led to a bit of in-class experimentation, and has sown the seeds for much larger shifts in my practice.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 87 - The chance to think, reflect, and critique
    • Abstract: Cann, Jenichka
      Firstly, I congratulate the Conference Team on the smooth running of the event. I don't know what it looked like from their perspective, but from mine, everything was exactly how I expected it to be.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 87 - Food for thought: Food for all
    • Abstract: Steed, Caren
      My NZATE conference began when I walked through the doors of my first workshop "Reciprocal teaching as a tool to enhance understanding of unfamiliar texts". The two words 'unfamiliar text' are what drew me into this workshop. My hopes were high, all mysteries would be solved and I was ready to become the hero of 'unfamiliar texts'. In the end it was reciprocal teaching that shifted my thinking. Not only did I gain valuable information from Jenny MacDonald but I also got to discuss reciprocal teaching in depth with a fellow teacher who had worked on it for her thesis. She had put it into action within her school. It was hard work and the results were what I would call 'patchy' but they were still implementing the system and clearly thought it was worthy of the effort. It is always good to hear two different sides of research and to talk to those who have used it in a practical sense. The workshop was valuable and provided plenty of food for thought. Little did I know that the differing opinions I heard in this workshop would align quite nicely with the values and beliefs of keynote speaker Bernard Beckett.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 87 - NZATE President's annual report 1999 - 2000
    • Abstract: Coogan, Phil
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 87 - Re-generation: NZATE English Teachers' Conference Christchurch
           / Otautahi 2016 July 13 - 15th St Andrew's College
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 87 - Letter from America
    • Abstract: Taylor, David
      Here are some reflections on the more thought provoking aspects of the U.S. education system as encountered so far in Indiana.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 87 - Reflections on capital letters 2015
    • Abstract: Vogel, Bret
      I teach my students that when composing a piece of writing, it is usually important that you understand its audience and purpose. In an effort to practice what I preach, I decided before I started hacking away at my conference review I'd better have a think about these two topics. Understanding the purpose of this article was easy: one condition of the PRT Scholarship to the NZATE Capital Letters conference I was awarded is to compose a short reflection on my experience. Understanding the audience, however, was a bit more difficult. Who are the readers of English in Aotearoa' Prior to attending the conference, my knowledge of English teachers in New Zealand was relatively small. Despite being one myself, I am somewhat of an anomaly. I am an American PRT with a background in computer training. While I could tell you a lot about English teachers at Howick College, I think they would be the first to tell you that they are not a comprehensive sample. Perhaps that is why my coworkers encouraged me to apply for the scholarship.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 87 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Langley, Steve
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 87 - Myths and 'legends' of the ancient pakeha
    • Abstract: Colquhoun, Glenn
      Lezzie Lindsay is a poem by Robbie Burns. It was written over 200 years ago and tells the story of a Highland Laird attempting to woo his Lowland sweetheart. A song by Parearohi also tells the story of love across boundaries. In it a Turehu maiden falls in love with her human lover. Every night she visits him in his whare but he is unable to see her in the darkness. One morning in frustration he damns the cracks in his walls so she sleeps on into the daylight then gathers his friends to show her off. On discovering his deception she ascends to the ridgepole of his whare, distracts her voyeurs by pointing towards a mist in the distance, then floats away while their heads are turned.

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  • Issue 86 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Langley, Steve
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 86 - The poetry teaching I enjoyed the most
    • Abstract: Lees, Keith
      Looking back, it seems to me that the best poetry lessons I taught happened when I was simply enjoying myself, having a little (good-natured) fun with my students.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 86 - English through poetry (Books A-D) [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Cleary, Alison
      Review(s) of: English through poetry (Books A-D), by Vaughan Rapatahana and Alan Chamberlain, User Friendly Resources.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 86 - NZATE president's annual report 2014-15
    • Abstract: Morris, Jo
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 86 - Here's to the humourists
    • Abstract: Elwood, Jeremy
      Humour. Such a simple word. Six letters (or five, if you're American) which seem to have a pretty basic meaning, but the truth is no individual's definition of what "humour" is truly matches up to anyone else's. Humour is essentially subjective. What I find funny, you may not, and what you find hilarious, I can almost guarantee that I will nod sagely at and then proceed to overanalyse.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 86 - Using the Interweb: Or how to trick students into working and
           enjoying it
    • Abstract: Morris, Jo
      One of the best uses of YouTube, Facebook and the web in general is to fool students into thinking they've talked you into doing nothing, when actually, they're doing exactly what you wanted. A lot of the following suggestions had their genesis in pre-www days (that's World Wide Web, not World War whatever) - and they worked perfectly well then. But there's no denying the charm of a screen: that potential for distraction in the guise of work. Here are a few ways to turn the distraction into the work itself.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 86 - 10 texts that made us laugh (Number 1 will shock you!)
    • Abstract: Orr, Cynthia
      When Steve sent a message out to ask members of the NZATE council to write a little something about a text that has made us laugh, it seemed appropriate to ignore his instructions to write individual 'bits' and to use a writing style for the collective piece which can't help but make you smile. So here, we present to you our listicle1 of texts that have made some of us on the NZATE Council laugh...

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 86 - Recapturing boy readers: Returning the enjoyment
    • Abstract: Clothier, Jan
      It seems to me that boy readers usually fall into two camps: the uber-reader and the reluctant reader. Half of my Top Ten borrowers are boys, including the top three spots. The most enthusiastic members of Book Club are boys. Most of the lunchtime library trade is... boys.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 86 - Did you hear the one about ...
    • Abstract: Mitchell, Nigel
      Did you hear the one about the two racehorses in a bar' The first one says to his mate, "Y'know, Sunshine Boy, I think I'm getting too old for this game. When I was a colt, I had strength and endurance. I felt the roar of the crowd, the sting of the whip, and even though my lungs were screaming, I was always able to find that extra burst of energy to carry me through the last twenty metres. But now, I just flag, no matter how much I throw at it. I just can't pull that final bit of energy out of the bag."

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 86 - Are you having a bubble': Some disconnected thoughts about
           using humour in the English classroom
    • Abstract: McGilchrist, Iain
      Back, back, way back in deepest darkest 1985 in Invercargill - and believe me, there are fewer places darker than June 1985 in Invers - my English teacher confessed to my Year 10 self that each night, he dreamed that he was having sex with a biscuit. "My psychiatrist says that I'm fucking crackers!" he punchlined with thigh-slapping, molar-showing bonhomie.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 86 - An invitation to teachers of English and Media Studies
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 86 - NZATE conference 2016: 13-15 July 2016 St Andrew's college
           Christchurch: Re:generation
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 86 - Spoken word poetry
    • Abstract: Narayan, Ramon
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 86 - Three texts that changed my life
    • Abstract: Mullenger, Jo
      This wee assignment was a daunting one. What qualifies as 'life changing'' I am not really a re-reader/watcher of texts so I am sure there have been many that felt 'life changing' at the time but are now long gone. I can, however, connect certain texts to certain times in my life, much like a hearing a song on the radio can transport you back to a summer/week/year/moment long past. So, here are the texts synonymous with my tween, teenage and teacher self.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 86 - Confucian heritage postgraduate students: Studying in Western
           tertiary institutions
    • Abstract: Tagg, Jackie
      Over the last few decades the number of international NESB (Non English Speaking Background) students in New Zealand has substantially increased and they now form a significant body in many education institutions throughout New Zealand. In this research I focused on postgraduate students from a Confucian heritage background and the possible effect culture has on their educational success in Western academic arenas.

      As a theoretical framework I used Martin Cortazzi and Lixian Jin's 1995 'Cultural Synergy Model' (Jin and Cortazzi 1995) with the key themes of 'academic culture', 'culture of communication' and 'culture of learning and teaching' used to elicit information from the research participants. This study documents the academic experiences of four post graduate students with a Confucian heritage background who were completing their post graduate qualifications at the University of Otago.

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  • Issue 86 - That joke in class...
    • Abstract: Stringer, Andrea
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 86 - Book reviews [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Langley, Steve
      Review(s) of: The secret life of James Cook, Fourth Estate, 2013, $36.99; James Cook's new world, Fourth Estate, 2014, $36.99; James Cook's lost world, Fourth Estate, 2015, $36.99.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 86 - Teaching poetry: A bilingual approach: English and te reo
           Maori; Expand your mind with poetry (Books 1 and 2) [Book Review]
    • Abstract: Orr, Cynthia
      Review(s) of: Teaching poetry: A bilingual approach: English and te reo Maori, by Vaughan Rapatahana and Wereta Millard, User Friendly Resources; Expand your mind with poetry (Books 1 and 2), by Alan Chamberlain and Vaughan Rapatahana, Essential Resources.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 85 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Langley, Steve
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 85 - Curiosity and the big questions
    • Abstract: Schaumann, David
      Our boys refer to the college as 'The Factory.' And, as those blissful Christmas holidays shudder to a tragic end, the conveyor belts whirl, another batch are duly produced. Having lined up and endured yet another beginning of the year assembly, they are sorted into their given classes, and brace themselves for ... what' More of the same. Everything they've been doing in English in Years 7-12, just a little harder' Not on my watch.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 85 - Stimulating curiosity in Year 11 at Putaruru College
    • Abstract: Blackett, Katie
      Hi guys and girls and welcome to Year 11 English 2015. What are we doing this year I can hear you all thinking' "Well, at this stage I don't know. No, I have not gone crazy ladies and gentleman - the simple fact is I have decided to have you choose and plan what we do this year, with my guidance of course." These were the opening words to my class of talented Year 11 English students on Day 1. Although perplexed (and possibly a little bit of "what's the catch") by what I was saying, the 27 faces also showed curiosity and intrigue at the thought they were going to have a say in what they were doing this year.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 85 - Through player-tinted glasses
    • Abstract: O'Brien, Austin
      Although strides have been made in the past years to bring video games into the same light and line as other entertainment forms in their ability to allow individuals to experience new worlds and scenarios; the academia behind the actual analysis of video games as a medium is still disparate and lacking. One of the primary causes for concern amongst the pre-existing approaches to video games is the inability for critics to analyse and understand the role that interactivity plays in differentiating the video game from its equivalent film or novel.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 85 - Wide reading: Out of box activities
    • Abstract: Brown, Lindsey
      I personally have a love of reading, but will be honest and say that I am so glad I don't have to write a detailed written response to every novel I finish. This to me would be an absolute chore and would definitely put me off starting the next novel (or finishing the first one). This got me thinking what effect this is having on my own students with the responses I get them to write. Instead of rewarding them each time they finish, I'm almost punishing them by saying "great you've read a novel, well done...... now write a 2 page report on 3 aspects including character, theme and setting....don't forget an intro and conclusion.... Oh and then go choose another book and repeat the process". Not overly encouraging, right'

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 85 - Let them read trash - the power of choice, the power of
           pleasure
    • Abstract: Wilhelm, Jeffrey
      For the last 32 years I've run a free reading program for students, and as a result have had numerous conversations with worried parents, administrators, and other teachers about the value of the books that students most wanted to read and that they read - and discussed - with the greatest joy and passion. I confess that I've sometimes worried about many of the texts my students gravitated towards and thought they might be "trash" - a worry I heard many times from other adults as well . I worry, for example, about young women reading romances (will it perpetuate male hegemony') and my young men's love of horror and dystopias (will it perpetuate hopelessness or violence').

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 85 - Curious about comics
    • Abstract: Mitchell, Nigel
      When I was ten, Mum would come home from work on a Thursday, with the latest Monster Fun comic, fresh from the newsagent. I would immerse myself in the foreign idiom of England with my pals Martha and her Monster make-up, Creature Teacher, Kid Kong and Tom Thumbscrew. I felt a bit guilty that I wasn't reading novels, like my brother, but I just loved language like "Coo, ooer, cor, lumme, grub," trying to imagine what it sounded like from the mouths of the characters. I, and readers like me in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Rhodesia, Malaysia and Malta, weren't put off by these odd words. Rather, we, or I anyway, enjoyed the characters even more because of them. I would construct an image of the average English 10 year old reader - Monster Fun, Beano, Buster sharing shelf space with Airfix models and football paraphernalia.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 85 - Using response groups in the junior English classroom
    • Abstract: Hawthorne, Shaun; Locke, Terry; Tai, Tupe
      This paper reports on what happened when two teachers at Western Springs College in Auckland, Shaun and Tupe, trialled the use of response groups with their Year 9 (12 to 13-year-old) English classes in the context of a unit on creative writing in Term 2, 2013.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 85 - It's choice not technology that makes the difference
    • Abstract: Jeffries, Fiona
      Fiona Jeffries spent August to December, 2014, in Bloomington, Indiana, USA as one of 11 teachers, from five countries, who had received a Fulbright Distinguished Award for teachers. Whilst in Indiana, Fiona took classes at Indiana University and was also based at a local high school, Bloomington High School North. Here she discovered an English teacher, Angie Cannon, who not only had a passion for developing curiosity and enthusiasm in her high school students, but who stimulated engagement by creating a course whereby students had choice in their reading and text analysis material.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 85 - 2015 Capital letters Wellington: Shift your thinking
    • PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
  • Issue 85 - A text that changed my life
    • Abstract: Krohn-Isherwood, Yvette
      I am taking poetic license on this one - by 'a text', I am going to write about three texts. I never was one to follow instructions, perhaps because of my background. When you grow up in a country where the rules created are not sensible or humane, you soon learn that breaking rules that are only there to control the masses is liberating.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:19 GMT
       
 
 
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