The Awakening Cooperative Project

November 10, 2008

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School interruptions have delayed my starting The Awakening collaborative project I explained in this post. That means there’s still time to join us. Thanks to those of you who said you’d be interested in commenting on my students’ projects. For those of you curious about the details and considering actually having your students complete the […]

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15 Days to Twilight: Days 3 & 4

November 5, 2008

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Enjoy the Day three and four Trivia questions. To learn about our local NEHS literacy project, read this post. In what state is the town of Forks? Where was Jasper born?

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15 Days to Twilight: Day Two

November 4, 2008

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Here’s Day Two’s trivia question for our 15 Days to Twilight event sponsored by our local chapter of the National English Honors Society.  This question is much easier than yesterday’s Day One question. What happens to vampires when the sun is out?

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15 Days to Twilight: Day One

November 3, 2008

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Last week, I posted an explanation of the 15 Days to Twilight contest our local chapter of the National English Honors Society is sponsoring. This morning, we kicked off the contest. I thought I’d share the Day One Trivia Question. Enjoy. Who said, “Not only are you saving my hands from permanent injury, you also […]

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15 Days to Twilight

October 31, 2008

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Literacy Lighthouse, our local school chapter of the National English Honors Society which I sponsor, is kicking off a contest next Monday, the first day of November: 15 Days to Twilight.  The idea is to feed the enthusiasm for Twilight, encouraging students to read and respond to the hit vampire series.   We’ll have daily […]

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Attention Teachers: Collaboration Needed

October 29, 2008

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Starting next week, my AP English Language students are tackling a cooperative lesson (one I adapted from a lesson by Deborah Louis, an AP English consultant) on The Awakening by Kate Chopin. I will create six groups and assign each group a paragraph of chapter six. I’m tackling the first paragraph, creating a model. Each […]

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Whoa, Wiki: Collaborative Text Analysis

October 12, 2008

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This week, in my AP English Language class I dabbled in a bit of 21st century learning. Having assigned a text to read as homework, I had students discuss it-not face-to-face as we normally do in class-but online using a wiki.  Working in teams, they collaboratively analyzed the texts, arriving at a deeper understanding of […]

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