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Subject: Cliff Notes

From: Barbara Patch (Barbara.Patch@valley.net)
Date: Fri Mar 31 2000 - 12:38:28 EST

I would like to see a copy of these Linda if you get them. Barbara Patch

At 05:38 PM 03/30/2000 -0500, you wrote:
> 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
> 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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