Here’s this week’s Feature Shelf. Leave me a comment below, or on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ if you have other books that should appear on a list of books like Skeleton Creek, or if you would like to suggest a title or theme for a future Feature Shelf. The Skeleton Creek Series by Patrick Carman: … Continue reading
In which I talk about a piece of literature I find beautiful or vivid… and it was so hard to choose. Original NCTE article: http://ncteinbox.blogspot.com/2009/04/five-things-ive-gained-from-reading.html Liane (who wrote the “Looking for Alaska” song who you hear in the background: youtube.com/lianeandthemusic John Green (on YouTube): http://www.youtube.com/vlogbrothers
In which I answer question 4, about what a character has done/said to make me question that character. Please note that I tried to get through all 5 questions without using this particular book/character as an example, but couldn’t do it. Original NCTE article: http://ncteinbox.blogspot.com/2009/04/five-things-ive-gained-from-reading.html J.K. Rowling: http://www.jkrowling.com
It seems like I’m one video behind here at home. That’s okay. In Part 4 I answer the Five Things I’ve Gained from Reading Literature question #3. Here’s a link to the original NCTE blog post.
> Franzak, J. (May 2008). On the margins in a high-performing high school: Policy and the struggling reader. Research in the Teaching of English, 42(4). pp. 466-505. In this article, Franzak sets about to answer the following questions: “What constitutes ‘policy’ in secondary school reading and literature study” and “In the context of how it … Continue reading
> Otto, S. (April 2007). Beneath and beyond the truth: Studying literary narratives to research human phenomenon. International Journal of Research and Method in Education 30(1), pp. 73-87. In this article Otto discusses using literature as data in qualitative research involving the human experience. Otto calls her approach “novel inqury”. She argues that novel inquiry … Continue reading