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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel


From: Cindy O'Donnell-Allen (cindyoa@lamar.colostate.edu)
Date: Wed Apr 05 2000 - 17:33:06 EDT

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    Could you forward the information on the chat with Walter Dean Myers? Some of
    my college students are leading Book Club discussions on his book with students
    at a local jr. high, and I know they'd be interested in the information.


    Chris Boe wrote:

    > We are doing a conversation with Walter Dean Myers, the author of the book,
    > Fallen Angels at the end of April. He will be engaged with us in a live
    > chat experience in May.
    > If you are interested, please visit our website at http://www.mcet.edu or
    > contact me and I will forward information to you.
    > The novel is wonderful. It should be well received by students above grade
    > 8 or so. There is some difficult language and some adult situations (as
    > they are called on HBO), but the overall message is very powerful and is
    > worth it.
    > I always think that a frank discussion with students prior to reading the
    > novel is important.
    > Good luck!
    > Chris
    > Christopher S. Boe, M.Ed., CAS
    > Lead Project/Curriculum Developer
    > Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications
    > One Kendall Square, Building 1500
    > Cambridge, MA 02139-1562
    > 617-252-5700 ext. 732
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Denee Stevenson [SMTP:stevenson@basd.k12.pa.us]
    > Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2000 4:11 PM
    > To: Multiple recipients of list
    > Subject: Re: Question-Reluctant Readers
    > Dear Athena,
    > I see you are teaching Fallen Angels. What grade level? Have you
    > taught it before? How is the book received by the students?
    > I have several students who like the author and I do a unit on war
    > literature.
    > Denee Stevenson
    > stevenson@basd.k12.pa.us
    > ----------
    > >From: ATHENAN418@aol.com
    > >To: Multiple recipients of list <Teacher-TalkNovel@learner.org>
    > >Subject: Re: Question-Reluctant Readers
    > >Date: Tue, Apr 4, 2000, 12:05 PM
    > >Julie,
    > >Thanks so much. I love the post it idea. I have several kids who could
    > truly
    > >benefit from something like that since they are not allowed to mark in the
    > >books the school buys. I am about to start Walter Dean Meyers Fallen
    > Angels.
    > >I think I will try this idea. I will let you know how it turns out.

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