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Amy M

If You Teach or Write 5-Paragraph Essays--Stop It! | The White Rhino: A Chicago Latino ... - 0 views

  • It's bad writing.  It's always been bad writing.  With the Common Core Standards designed to shift the way we teach students to think, read, and write, this outdated writing tradition must end.  If you're teaching it--stop it.  If your son, daughter, niece, or nephew (or a young person you care about) is learning it--prepare to engage with the teacher to end  it.
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    5 paragraph essay
Donna Angley

MIT Open Courseware - 0 views

  • What Makes a Short Story
    • Donna Angley
       
      I like this "introduction" to what makes a short story. I did something very similar in my course, so I feel like I'm on the right track.
    • alexandra m. pickett
       
      how will you use this resource in your own online course donna?
    • Donna Angley
       
      I hadn't thought about a group project for my course; however, after reading about these students writing and publishing a short story, it got me thinking. I was originally going to have my students do a final paper comparing two stories. Then I decided I wanted to do something different and a bit more collaborative. After seeing this website, I started to think about a group project more seriously. Then I thought I'd like it to be a little more hand-on like this course, and so it has morphed into a final group project where they can decided to either write a short story or create a multi-media presentation of a short story we've read. This website got me thinking about the project from the students' perspective. Giving them the choice to write or use multi-media is a better idea and will get the creative juices flowing. It also puts them more in control of what they want to do creatively.
    • alexandra m. pickett
       
      brilliant!!! student perspective- student choice - control, creativity, innovation in student hands : ) !!!!
  • Silko, Leslie Marmon.
    • Donna Angley
       
      I am glad to see an American Indian writer included in the syllabus. I also included a story by Leslie Marmon Silko called "Lullaby."
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  • Everyday Use Walker." I
    • Donna Angley
       
      I too included this story in my course. For those of you that might not know, Alice Walker is the author of "The Color Purple."
  • A Good Man is Hard To Find."
    • Donna Angley
       
      Again, I also included this particular story in my course. Flannery O'Connor has written many short stories, but this one is probably a "classic" within the genre.
  • Usage of Point of View
    • Donna Angley
       
      Point of view is the first thing a writer has to think about when preparing to write. Depending on the point of view, what is written and how it is written will be very different.
  • The Yellow Wallpaper."
    • Donna Angley
       
      This is an exaggerated account of the actual post pardom depression that the author suffered from after the birth of her daughter. Again, a classic short story that I have included in my course also under "point of view."
  • To Build a Fire Faulkner
    • Donna Angley
       
      I love that they too included this story. As you read it, you can't help but wonder how Jack London manages to keep describing his surroundings, which really don't change. He's a master.
  • Workshop
    • Donna Angley
       
      I like that there is a workshop component to this course, where it appears that students will go through the process of writing a short story. It also looks as if they might publish as well, or at least go through the process of publishing so that students can attempt to publish in the future.
  • Discussion of Getting Published in the Real World
    • Donna Angley
       
      Excellent resource for those students who are seriously looking at writing for a living.
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    This class will focus on the craft of the short story, which we will explore through reading great short stories, writers speaking about writing, writing exercises and conducting workshops on original stories.
Donna Angley

ESL podcast - 0 views

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    English as a Second Language podcast.
Donna Angley

Interview with Eudora Welty, author - 0 views

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    I chose one of Eudora Welty's short stories for my course, and then I found this clip. Very interesting background, students in my course will love it.
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