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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel

Subject: Re: Question

From: Nankies@aol.com
Date: Tue Mar 28 2000 - 09:24:37 EST

In a message dated 3/24/00 1:47:44 PM Pacific Standard Time,
cindyoa@lamar.colostate.edu writes:

 One solution I arrived at with students reading Shakespeare and other complex
 works was to ask them to create their *own* Cliffs Notes. (Interestingly,
 first year I did this, a handful of students actually tried to plagiarize
 Notes to complete this assignment, but just a handful.) I invented my own
 and provided a lot of support along the way, but for the most part, students
 really got into creating their own custom-made study guide which they could
 use in future, more involved assignments. They did one guide per act, and
many of
 their responses then became springboards for our class discussion of the
 In case anyone wants to take a look, I've attached a version I created when
 read _The Crucible_ along with a sample I wrote myself for Act I.
 - Cindy >>
Cindy, the attachment was garbled. Can you send it again? Nancy R. K.


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