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Subject: Re: [Teacher-TalkNovel] Units

From: Cindy O'Donnell-Allen (cindyoa@lamar.colostate.edu)
Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 15:16:34 EDT


Jillian,
You might take a look at Peter Smagorinsky's new book _Teaching English
through Principled Practice_ (Merrill-Prentice Hall). He offers an
extensive rationale for teaching thematic units, and the appendix contains
several frameworks for sample units.

- Cindy O'Donnell-Allen

-----Original Message-----
From: lilbetsey228@aol.com <lilbetsey228@aol.com>
To: Teacher-TalkNovel@learner.org <Teacher-TalkNovel@learner.org>
Date: Monday, October 01, 2001 7:29 AM
Subject: [Teacher-TalkNovel] Units

>This is the first time I have used this program, and I am still not quite
>sure if I am to post questions related to the videos we see, or any
question
>in general that we may have related to teaching. In any case, I hope I am
>doing this right, and I will ask a question that I have in reference to
>teaching Language Arts. We are currently putting together thematic units
in
>my English Instructional Analysis class at the University of Central
Florida.
> I would like to know if there are any extortionary success stories with
>certain thematic units, and if so what were they? Also, were there any
units
>that did not work well with certain grades? Well, I hope this is ok to
post.
> If not, I am sure someone will e-mail and tell me otherwise.
>Thank you,
> Jillian
>
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