“If reading is about mind JOURNEYS, teaching reading is about outfitting the travelers, modeling how to use the map, demonstrating how to use the key and legend… until, ultimately, it’s the child and the map together and they are off on their own.” “Mind Journeys,” Mosaic of Thought, Susan Zimmermann and Ellin Oliver Keene, p. 28” [Emphases mine] Literature Circles provide an intellectual, rigorous, and authentic pathway into and through literature. Each role utilized provides students interaction with stories in ways that will bring thoughtful and meaningful engagement as well as literary scholarship and sophistication.
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On this page I will post handouts for Writing 4 students. April 19 business writing handouts: writing business letters writing business emails writing a resume (CV) writing a job application letter March 7 What is on the midterm? Feb 12 handout on writing about poetry Feb 2 handout on literature analysis assignment due Feb 9 handout on writing paraphrase — 3 news articles to paraphrase
For the remainder of the semester we will be listening to students as they present their research. This is an opportunity for those who met the orginal deadline (those who miss this will see that they are excused from this presentation). Meanwhile, we will be finishing with the remaining tests. The Things Fall Apart Test will be on 12/12/11. The Lit Terms/Poetry Test will be on 12/14/11. The Macbeth test, following discussion this week, will be basded strictly on the summaries assigned in MacDougal, and that will be on 12/16/2011.