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A Course of Study in the Use of the Dictionary

A Course of Study in the Use of the Dictionary

Date: January 1970
Creator: Moores, Walter A.
Description: Teachers sometimes assume that their students are more skillful in the use of the dictionary than they actually are. Today's student needs thorough, formal training that is cumulative over his school years and that is based on the same linguistic principles that have raised the art of lexicography to its present high level. It is the purpose of this thesis to provide a plan for attaining these ends.
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North American Indian Mythology and Folklore for Secondary School Students

North American Indian Mythology and Folklore for Secondary School Students

Date: January 1970
Creator: Jackson, Sarah
Description: Through a study of North American Indian folklore and mythology, the non-Indian can at last begin to know the Indian with whom he has shared a continent and to find out something of his religion, traditions, history, humor, and tribal peculiarities. The approach to this study through motifs, already familiar to the students from other literature, offers a practical approach and one that can be adapted to classroom use, perhaps either in the study of myth, the study of literary types, the study of literature per se, or perhaps in the study of cultural differences.
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The Novels of Shirley Jackson: A Critical-Analytical Study

The Novels of Shirley Jackson: A Critical-Analytical Study

Date: January 1970
Creator: Ferguson, Mary G.
Description: This study will discuss each of Shirley Jackson's six novels. The discussions will concentrate on plot, setting, theme, characterization, and style.
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The Personality of John Keats as Revealed in His Letters

The Personality of John Keats as Revealed in His Letters

Date: January 1970
Creator: Passmore, Billie Sue
Description: Through a careful and thorough analysis of Keats's observations, thoughts and feelings as expressed in his letters, the reader can gain an understanding of the poet's hopes, his fears, his ambitions, his true personality.
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The Quest Motif in American Literature, 1945-1970

The Quest Motif in American Literature, 1945-1970

Date: January 1970
Creator: Jordan, Travis E.
Description: The last one hundred years of American literature have witnessed the development of three elemental movements: naturalism, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, represented by such authors as Stephen Crane and Theodore Dreiser; nihilism, predominant in the 1920's and 1930's, represented best by Ernest Hemmingway; and the post-World War II literature which will be called literature of the quest, represented by such authors as Saul Bellow, William Styron, Philip Roth, John Updike, and others. The first chapter will show briefly the historical development of these three movements in American literature, their distinctive features, and their relationship to American moral and social values. Chapters Two through Four will analyze in detail the three distinctive aspects of this emerging literary form--the literature of the quest. The last chapter will focus on one novel, Letting Go, by Philip Roth, as an example of this literature.
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Some Innovations in an Oral Approach to Teaching English to Spanish-Speaking Students: Eighth Grade Level

Some Innovations in an Oral Approach to Teaching English to Spanish-Speaking Students: Eighth Grade Level

Date: January 1970
Creator: Woolsey, Normada L.
Description: The aim of this thesis is to suggest how some of the trends mentioned above may be incorporated into a program to help the eighth grade Spanish-speaking student in a predominately English-speaking school, to help the student who has not only given up the idea of getting an education himself, but is considered by his teachers "too late" to reach.
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Some Practical Applications of New Language Principles

Some Practical Applications of New Language Principles

Date: January 1970
Creator: Worsham, Dorris J.
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to encourage Texas language arts teachers to re-examine the contribution of twentieth century language scholars, not with the thought that any one grammar should be chosen to replace the traditional one now being used but with the notion that the different approaches to grammar are complementary rather than mutually exclusive, and to suggest some specific ways in which major linguistic principles may be reflected in the classroom practices of the high school English teacher.
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Source Book for a Semester's Study of Language in Twelfth Grade English

Source Book for a Semester's Study of Language in Twelfth Grade English

Date: January 1970
Creator: Parker, Mildred B.
Description: While most of the current concepts about language may serve as the underlying principles of language study in all English classes, there appears to be a need in the high school curriculum for opportunity to study in concentrated manner the background and the development of the English language, as a subject of intrinsic interest and lifelong appreciation. A logical place for this type of study, offered on an elective basis, would be in one semester of the twelfth grade. Because of the scope and the depth of the study it would be considered an accelerated course. In the following chapters an attempt will be made to write a guide for such a curriculum.
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Southern Protestantism in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor

Southern Protestantism in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor

Date: January 1970
Creator: Matchette, William Arthur
Description: The main body of the thesis concerns itself with the beliefs and characteristics of Southern Protestantism as they appear in the fiction of Flannery O'Connor.
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Stage Witches During the Reign of King James I, 1603-1625

Stage Witches During the Reign of King James I, 1603-1625

Date: January 1970
Creator: Verges, Linda Kay
Description: A re-evaluation of the king's writings combined with a detailed study of these Jacobean plays provides sufficient evidence to support the main contentions of this thesis. First, it presents the proposition that the interest of James in witches and witchcraft has been misjudged and frequently either maligned or disregarded. Second, it demonstrates that the king's views on witchcraft comprise a philosophy which is consistent with the balance of his political and religious thought and action. Third, it develops the idea that certain reflections of the king's interest in witchcraft are significantly evident in specific plays written during his reign.
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