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From: Aprill Lynn (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Oct 08 2001 - 11:55:03 EDT
Next message: Laughindaisy@aol.com: "Re: [Teacher-TalkNovel] Reading out loud"
In my unit on The Odyssey, I found that it isn't always necessary to stick
with the text in order to cover the same material. We use our textbook on
some days, on others I have copies of plays done in Scope or Literary
Cavalcade magazine (which can generally be done in one class period) which
are on the same story. I also found two poems about the Odyssey, so I
supplement with those. Finally, we watch the movie to wrap everything
together. In this fashion, you can use a variety of genres about the same
story or topic, get it done in a few weeks, and keep students interested. I
would highly recommend Scope or Literary Cavalcade, especially if you can
get copies of back issues on the stories that you want to teach. They do a
nice job of condensing the story down and putting it into play form which
can be handled in one or two periods.
> From: Heather R. Norris
> Reply To: Teacher-TalkNovel@learner.org
> Sent: Sunday, October 7, 2001 6:57 PM
> To: Teacher-TalkNovel@learner.org
> Subject: [Teacher-TalkNovel] Units
> I am not sure if this will show, my other listings have not. In my
> Internship my supervising teacher and I worked on a unit together about
> the Revoluvtion. I think when I started on mine for my English class at
> UCF it was too much. It was partical in that it covered what it needed to
> cover, but it lacked a lot. I was the typical boring reading assignments
> studetns are familar with. I aimed too high when I wanted to teach a
> novel and a play in four or five weeks and have a lot of creativity. I
> realized this when I watched my classes in Internship take three weeks for
> The Crucible. They didn't just read the play, they had a variety, and
> they had other activities to occpy them as well. I think I realized that
> we do need a "center piece." Has anyone else figured out how to cover
> everything they "need" to cover and still have been able to have the
> extras as well? Or do we just need to realize that we always want to do
> more than what time allows?
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