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[Teacher-TalkNovel] Lesson One posting
From: Harrison Bourne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon Jun 27 2005 - 16:13:56 EDT
Hi to anybody out there.
I am talking this course for graduate credit and am posting my musings and
Please excuse the lumping of feedback, but I couldn't decide what to
In Search of the Novel WK 1 Follow-up
It’s always refreshing to hear authors acknowledge that the owner is the
Rewriting scenes as drama, solid idea for those with the talent. I can
In the teacher’s roundtable, the male writer talked about wanting to have
I engage my students by doing creative projects. Usually, however, they do
Social & moral lessons? Teaching Greek mythology we focus much of the
I like having the students lead the Socratic discussions. I have done
How does analyzing a novel help students develop personal identity and
My classes are mostly student centered because I get bored otherwise.
I also like the idea of assigning student presnters more often, having
Lesson Plan for “Who Owns the Novel?”
To help students take ownership of their reading
LCD projector, laptop
1. Journal entry: What is your favorite song? Why? What comes to mind as
2. Have students share their journal entries. Discuss how music can evoke
3. Now discuss books. Are we allowed to form our own perspectives?
4. Show the opening segments of the first workshop, particularly Silko and
5. After viewing the segments, discuss how students’ perspectives have
My own novel idea: Show the relationship between two males, showing how
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