Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Post Modern Tableaus

To wrap up our thinking about Postmodernism, today we presented tableaus in which we chose 3 passages from the 5 Postmodern texts we examined that we felt were/ are the most representative of this movement. I loved your costumes, props, enthusiasm, and, especially, your poses. Here are the other things I noticed:
--Patterns in chosen texts
--Patterns in quote choices within those texts
--Patterns in the thematic ideas and maybe even the themes those passages divulged.
What did you notice? What did you find interesting? Why did you choose the texts, quotes, and poses you did? How did this experience add to/ solidify your thinking about Postmodernism?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Gatsby: chs 4 and 5

Sorry I will miss your discussion today. I am at home feeling yucky. Fishbowl it up in my absence and, if you prefer the quieter route today, use this post or a hand-written response to express your thinking throughout the course of the discussion.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Pudd'nhead discussion: the final frontier

Use your posts today to particularly focus on the significance of the ending of the text. Use our warm-up question to help you get started, building with your questions, both comprehensive and analytical.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pudd'nhead Wilson Discussion: take two

As with yesterday, please actively participate throughout the course of discussion, aiming to complete at least a few well-developed questions or responses.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Student-led discussion over Pudd'nhead: take one

If you choose not to verbally participate in the discussion today, please share your thinking with your classmates in a written discussion on the class blog. Please contribute at least a few thoughtful comments or questions throughout the course of today's discussion.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Tell all the Truth, but tell it Slant...

Sorry I cut us short today. Here are the questions I was hoping we would get to to bring our thinking together. Feel free to also share your thinking about ideas, characters, and settings in the text (Roxy, Chambers, Sons of Liberty, the Driscoll family name, etc.) that we didn't quite get to today.

What effect does this illusion versus reality motif have on the reader?
To what extent would Twain agree with Dickinson’s assessment of reality?
With Hitchcock’s?
To what extent do you support Twain, Hitchcock and/ or Dickinson’s thinking?

Happy pondering and posting.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

ALIS book help

Our team is interested in amending our independent reading selections for the coming semester so we are steering students toward choices that are appropriate to their interests and values in addition to being conducive to successful completion of the independent study work. With that in mind, I would love your feedback on the following questions so we have data to steer your selections next semester and also selections for future years. Please answer the questions below in a short paragraph.
1. Name and title of work.
2. To whom would you recommend this book and why?
3. What material, if any, might one find objectionable about this text?
4. To what extent did this novel selection help you experience ALIS success?