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Subject: RE: Question

From: Stimson, Linda (LStimson@ed.state.nh.us)
Date: Thu Mar 30 2000 - 17:38:10 EST


                Cindy,
                I'd love to see a copy of your "Cliff Notes".
                Thanks,
                Linda Stimson
                English/Language Arts Consultant
                NH Department of Education
                101 Pleasant St
                Concord, NH 03301
                lstimson@ed.state.nh.us

                                -----Original Message-----
                                From: Nankies@aol.com
[SMTP:Nankies@aol.com]
                                Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2000 9:25 AM
                                To: Multiple recipients of list
                                Subject: Re: Question

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

                        <<
                         Jennifer,
                         One solution I arrived at with students reading
Shakespeare and other complex
                         works was to ask them to create their *own* Cliffs
Notes. (Interestingly,
                        the
                         first year I did this, a handful of students
actually tried to plagiarize
                        Cliffs
                         Notes to complete this assignment, but just a
handful.) I invented my own
                        form
                         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
                        then
                         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
                        work.
                         
                         In case anyone wants to take a look, I've attached
a version I created when
                        we
                         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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