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

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                    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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