In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel
Subject: RE: QuestionFrom: Stimson, Linda (LStimson@ed.state.nh.us)
Date: Thu Mar 30 2000 - 17:38:10 EST
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I'd love to see a copy of your "Cliff Notes".
English/Language Arts Consultant
NH Department of Education
101 Pleasant St
Concord, NH 03301
In a message dated 3/24/00 1:47:44 PM Pacific
One solution I arrived at with students reading
Shakespeare and other complex
works was to ask them to create their *own* Cliffs
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
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.