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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel


From: Nankies@aol.com
Date: Tue Mar 28 2000 - 09:24:09 EST

  • Next message: Nankies@aol.com: "Re: Question"

    In a message dated 3/23/00 7:19:51 AM Pacific Standard Time,
    hagemeis@massed.net writes:

    << Andrea,
     This may be an oversimplification of the issue but I think you have to do
    both (or at least try). Obviously if you can't "hook" them, they won't read
    the "classic" literature and you haven't accomplished anything anyway. When I
    was a beginning English teacher (over 20 years ago --yikes!), I was
     armed with a love of literature, enthusiasm and extraordinary naivete. I was
    eager to discuss every nuance of a work I was teaching. Now I realize that in
    some ways "less is more." I focus on the few objectives that I think are
    really necessary to accomplish and try to have students complete
     more of the analysis through individual and group work and activities. I
    don't "cover" everything, but they "get" more out of the class.
    So true! Giving them the tools to dissect, and doing all the work of
    discovery are two different things. What I hope to find in this class and
    discussion group is some linkage between works where I can teach one literary
    aspect, then have my students locate evidence of it at work in another text.
    As a fairly new elementary teacher recently credentialed in secondary
    language arts, I struggle with wanting to share all my own insights......
         Nancy Reynolds Kiester / Medford, Oregon

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