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PACK YOUR BAGS FOR... the hero's journey An environment to explore the classic mythical story structure and to create your own stories.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chowd/488098373/ CC Licensed Literature Circles have been around forever. Done well, the strategy is an effective way of engaging children in reading, while teaching them specific skills and behaviours we use when immersing ourselves in a text.
Over the past twelve years, I’ve watched my students progress from MySpace to Facebook to Twitter, not to mention the hundreds of other apps-of-the-moment. The one constancy in this trend is that students are online, interacting all day, every day. In fact, most of their social lives are now taking place digitally.
Let me say right away that this post will focus on an exercise I’ve used in my literature classes. I think (and hope) the idea could be useful to folks in other disciplines as well.
Regular commenter Crystal has asked for some more details about my Personal Narrative course , in which I focus less on literary analysis and more on literary appreciation. Here’s some general info on how the course unfolds.
By Joyce Sidman April 1, 2012 People often ask me—in a slightly mystified tone of voice—why I write poetry.
Welcome to HyperGrammar electronic grammar course at the University of Ottawa's Writing Centre .