Until We Write Again . . .

                                                                                 I have this circle of blog friends;         Who mean the world to me;         Some days I “write” and “write,”         And other days, I let them be. When I see each name download; I view the message they’ve sent; I know they’ve thought of me that day, And “well wishes” were … Continue reading

Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum

 Has anyone ever heard of RAWAC?  Well, I didn’t until I read an article titled “Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum.”  This article talked about how the National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers are trying to refocus the attention on RAWAC through the CCSS (Common Core State Standards).  As of … Continue reading

Charles Dickens: Reality TV

When I saw the title of this article, I immediately thought of Dr. Woodworth and her Charles Dickens’ class.  It is also a perfect example of a teacher using non-traditional methods to reach his students.  The article outlines how a high school English teacher, Joe Bucolo, has used reality TV to teach Charles Dickens’s Great … Continue reading

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

I apologize for not getting this posted on yesterday.  I was so caught up in getting WACY and all that I forgot about our assigned reading, The Ecstasy of Influence:  A Plagiarism by Jonathan Lethem. As I was reading the article and all about Nabokov (never heard of him), Muddy Waters, Shakespeare, and T.S. Elliot, I … Continue reading

WAC rules the day again!

Guess what?  I got WACY in my classes again today.  Our next writing assignment prompt is a life-changing event, so I paired them up and told them to talk about their life-changing event.  I had them to write down their life-changing event first, before getting into their pairs.  I made sure not to pair them … Continue reading

Life after WAC

                                                                         Okay, where do I begin?  This book was just a wealth of information and I enjoyed every page.  Originally I thought I would outline the book chapter by chapter, but then I thought I did not want to have to follow a chapter by chapter outline.  Maybe I want to J                  M                                                                               U                       … Continue reading

I GOT MY WAC On 2day

Like I said in my earlier post, my current readings have inspired me.  Not only to write but to get WACY in my English classes.  Just how WACY did I get? WE DID PEER REVIEW GROUPS!  Yep, you heard me.  I put my students in groups of four and they shared their paragraphs with each … Continue reading

WID in Community Colleges

Writing Across the Curriculum at the Community Colleges: Beating the Odds Overcoming Obstacles: How WID Benefits Community College Students and Faculty This article was GREAT!  I chose this article because I am currently teaching at a community college and we do not have WAC or WID as part of our curriculum.  After reading the article I … Continue reading

Quints for June 29

Hi Christy, Pam, Rebekah,  and Stephen.  I have chosen the following article to read: Writing Across the Curriculum at the Community Colleges: Beating the Odds Overcoming Obstacles: How WID Benefits Community College Students and Faculty I should have the article read and my thoughts posted no later than tomorrow evening.  I look forward to seeing … Continue reading

CREATIVITY & COLLABORATION IN THE ACADEMY

CREATIVITY & COLLABORATION IN THE ACADEMY by David Bollier http://www.learcenter.org/pdf/creativity&collaboration.pdf Looking at the length of Bollier’s article was a bit discouraging; however, once I started reading the article, not paying attention to the page numbers as I went along, I was done in no time.  The article was also quite interesting.  “Perhaps the biggest problem is … Continue reading

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