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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel

Subject: Re(2): Question

From: Jennifer Hack (jhack@mail.phila.k12.pa.us)
Date: Tue Mar 28 2000 - 09:31:12 EST

>Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2000 16:26:03 -0600
>Subject: Re(2): Question
>To: jhack@mail.phila.k12.pa.us
>Cc: Teacher-TalkNovel@learner.org
>From: schober@platteville.k12.wi.us (Cheryl A. Schober)
>MIME-Version: 1.0

Dear Cheryl,

Everything that you said is true. It's just so difficult to realize that
what might be my passion just might be someone else's trial. With so many
literary works available to us that actually address the universality of
man, it is often with dismay that in spite of our best attempts to engage
our students, we do not.

Thanks for sharing...I needed another perspective.


>Even though it is frustrating when we have those who don't read the
>assignments in our classroom, these individuals will always exist. I have
>learned that I can only do so much to try to "reel them in" and "keep them
>on the line." I always start by reading the first chapter aloud, I have
>groups of students teach chapters to the other students, etc., but there
>are people who have other issues beyond our classroom that they have to
>deal with, situations that we have no control over. The only thing we can
>do is motivate them to the best of our ability and try not to take it
>personally when they don't complete the reading and related work.
>Ultimately, they make the decision of whether or not they want to work. . .


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