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The Awakening Project: Bring on the Comments!

December 3, 2008


As with all projects, we hit a few hurdles–absent team members, problems uploading videos, problems getting our crappy mics to record quality narration–but my students have finished their productions of their analyses of chapter six of The Awakening.  They’re eager for the world to view their presentations and enter the discussion. If you have time, please […]

The Awakening Cooperative Project

November 10, 2008


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 […]

Attention Teachers: Collaboration Needed

October 29, 2008


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 […]

Gen Y: They Will Change the World

May 20, 2008


I read a great article this week from Read Write Web by Sarah Perez, who claims “Gen Y is taking over.”  She states:              As the Boomers fade into retirement and Gen Y takes root in the workplace, we’re              going to see some big changes ahead, not just at work, but on the web as a whole. Though […]

Yet Another Blog with a Summer Assignment

May 16, 2008


Sadly, the demands of the end of the school year have prevented me from blogging at JustRead. However, I’m pleased to announce yet another blog I’ve just launched: Pearls & Onions, my new class blog. I’ve created and posted the summer assignment for my incoming AP English Language students. I’ve coached the pre-AP teacher, having […]