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English Teaching Forum Volume 56, Number 2
This issue features articles on helping students recognize and avoid plagiarism, create original radio dramas, write and perform movie trailers, and more.

This issue features articles on helping students recognize and avoid plagiarism, create original radio dramas, write and perform movie trailers, and more.

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Beyond the Plagiarism Checker: Helping Nonnative English Speakers (NNESs) Avoid PlagiarismExpand

This article gives detailed practical suggestions for helping students recognize and avoid plagiarism, use paraphrasing and summarizing effectively, incorporate direct quotes into their writing, and cite sources. 

Author: Jimalee Sowell
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Radio Drama for Speaking PracticeExpand

Find ideas for having students create and perform original radio dramas in the classroom; the article includes tips for helping students read with emotion, use sound effects, and work collaboratively.

Author: Jonathan Maiullo
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Workshops: An Alternative to Student Writing ConferencesExpand

This Teaching Technique describes how teachers can use mini-workshops in place of student writing conferences and explains potential benefits of doing so.

Author: Gracie Forthun
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Integrating Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking with VisualsExpand

This Teaching Technique gives suggestions for using pictures and other images to give students practice in the “four skills” and using authentic English to communicate. 

Author: Aynur Ismayilli Karakoc
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Auctions to Reinforce UnderstandingExpand

This Teaching Technique describes a way to use an auction format to help students review content. 

Author: Haynet Rivera Flores
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My Classroom: MexicoExpand

Learn how English teacher Celeste Fernández transmits her enthusiasm for English – and for life – to her students. 

Author: Sara Hendricks
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Coming Soon to a Theater Near YouExpand

This is a step-by-step guide for having students create a basic idea for their own movie and then write and perform a “movie trailer” to promote their movie. 

Author: Katie Ryan
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The Lighter Side: "A Script by the Numbers"Expand

In this puzzle, use numbers to fill in blanks in a short script.

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