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English Teaching Forum 2001, Volume 39, Number 1
This issue includes articles on vocabulary, emotional intelligence and literature, reading and writing activities, and women in sports.

This issue includes articles on vocabulary, emotional intelligence and literature, reading and writing activities, and women in sports.

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Incorporating Interactive Vocabulary Activities into Reading Classes Expand

Incorporating Interactive Vocabulary Activities into Reading Classes is an article in volume 39, issue 1 of English Teaching Forum, a quarterly journal published by the U.S. Department of State for teachers of English as a foreign or second language.

Authors: Maggie Courtright, Cathy Wesolek
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Nurturing Emotional Intelligence through Literature Expand

This article discusses the use of literature in a language class as a way to develop emotional intelligence in children. The author suggests that literature can be motivating and can provide a low-anxiety context for children to learn English. Several response activities are suggested to develop language skills and nurture emotional intelligence. These activities include scripting, detecting feelings in text, a feeling hunt, creating a positive language dictionary, diary entries, and letters to characters.

Author: Irma K. Ghosn
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Acquiring Vocabulary through a Context-based ApproachExpand

Acquiring Vocabulary through a Context-based Approach is an article in volume 39, issue 1 of English Teaching Forum, a quarterly journal published by the U.S. Department of State for teachers of English as a foreign or second language.

Author: Yu Shu Ying
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Reading Activities for Effective Top-down Processing Expand

Reading Activities for Effective Top-down Processing is an article in volume 39, issue 1 of English Teaching Forum, a quarterly journal published by the U.S. Department of State for teachers of English as a foreign or second language.

Author: Hui-lung Chia
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Laugh and Learn: Thinking Over the "Funny Teacher" MythExpand

The author in this article presents laughter and fun as an important part of a language classroom. The author suggests that when you laugh you learn better. Humor is introduced as a way to increase motivation and decrease anxiety. The author defines the “funny teacher” as a serious professional who uses humor to provide students with an enjoyable journey through learning. Activities are suggested for increasing fun and learning in the language classroom.

Author: Antonio Luciano Tosta
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Integrating Reading and Writing for Effective Language Teaching Expand

This article discusses an integrated reading and writing course for first-year college EFL. The author of the article developed this course to address student difficulty in balancing multiple issues in writing. The course aimed to teach writing as a process. The author shares key components of the course such as reading and writing requirements and in-class activities.

Author: Ruwaida Abu Rass
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Rules and Laws Expand

This article presents a lesson that gives students the opportunity to explore aspects of rules and laws. The goal of the lesson is to help students learn vocabulary and concepts associated with the topic, practice their English language skills, and develop an understanding of the role of rules and laws in civil societies. The article shares three activities for a fifty-minute lesson plan, but the authors state that teachers may modify the lesson for their own contexts and student needs.

Author: Fredricka L. Stoller and Katherine Reilly
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Women in Sports Expand

This article outlines the history of women in sports. It includes a discussion of important female athletes, female participation in the modern Olympics, and Title IX in the United States. The piece concludes by giving sketches of the accomplishments of several important female athletes-- "Babe" Didrickson Zaharias, Wilma Rudolph, Joan Benoit Samuelson, and Jackie Joyner-Kersey.

Author: Cynthia A. Malecki
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Whole New "Word" Game Expand

This piece introduces American sayings and idioms related to the world of sports.

Author: Paulette C. Jordan
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