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Slides for 9/22

These are the tips I gave for close/active reading in today’s class, and our in-class exercise about knowledge and believe in “The Sandman” (Venn diagram). The handout, from Janet Gardner’s… 45 more words

Active Reading

Analytical/Argumentative Essays? & Midterms!

Back in the good old days (Don’t misunderstand the good as some sort of contempt, it is more to defeat the status quo of all old days as being the greatest ever… They were hard, just as it is now.) in high school, our concept of essay writing was purely something of paraphrasing and writing. 596 more words

The DAILY Word

Book Notes: Lean Thinking, Chapter 1 (Womack and Jones)

In addition to the critical theory presented here, it seems crucial to analyze the texts that give Lean and Process Improvement workers their goal posts. These “Book Notes” simply act as an interpretation, criticism, and question of the discussion the author brings to the table, focusing in on particular chapters or sections in an extrapolation of the literary critique methodology of “close reading”. 1,158 more words


5 Strategies to Help Parents Navigate Lexile

This week we are tackling what parents can do once they hear those magical words, “Your child has a Lexile score of…” For strategies for teachers and booksellers on navigating leveling systems and building a community, check out… 741 more words

Educator Resources

Week 5 Blog Prompt: OED exercise

Like your recent close reading blog, this week I’m asking you to engage in an activity that will build towards your first major paper. Your task this week is to analyse the use of a single word in any of the three fictional texts we’ve studied so far this semester (‘The Girl Who Was Plugged In’, ‘The Matter of Seggri’ and  704 more words

Close Reading

DocuBurst is Bursting with Information?

I used DocuBurst for the first time tonight…and I’m still deciding how I think it went. (As a side note, Docuburst is a free online tool that allows the user to visualize content of their own work or published work. 412 more words

Digital Humanities

The scalpel and the axe

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