The autumn edition of the English Support Service's always interesting Teaching English
magazine is just out, and can be read above via Issuu (click and click again for larger views, and to scroll through the mag).
It includes two poems by our pupils from last year's poetry competition, who were Highly Commended (the awards ceremony was some weeks ago - see Ms Smith's report here). Oliver Glenn-Craigie's 'Teapot' is on page 9 in the Junior section, and Thomas Emmet's 'The Old Guitarist' on page 6 in the Senior section.
There are also articles on:
- The texts prescribed for the Leaving Certificate in 2011, including the three we have chosen - The Kite Runner, Dancing at Lughnasa and How Many Miles to Babylon?
- 'Approaches to Learning and Teaching in the First Year English Classroom' by Catherine O'Sullivan and Una Smith of Virginia College, Cavan.
- Brian Hanney with some interesting thoughts on the visual elements in Paper One of the Leaving Cert exams.
- The first part of a series of reports on narrative writing, 'Making Visible the Judgments used in Assessing Students' Writing' by Kevin McDermott, followed by examples of short stories.