Dear Teachers, great talk last night!! Please do post insights into how last night’s discussion made connections to reading we have been doing/conversations we have been having all semester. Pick a couple of texts as reference points.
What are you thinking about after last night’s presentation/discussion? How are you re-envisioning the power of your unit plan? Did anyone come away sold on wanting to teach at the middle level? Curious minds want to know.
I hope Ray and Jillian will continue to post some teasers for thinking about their topics next week–Sofia and Jessica, please do the same. What are some things you want us to think about as we read Tyson and Appleman especially? What texts might you suggest we read from your particular critical perspectives?
What do you find interesting and important about the EJ and ENGLISH RECORD articles? Soter? Does her first chapter add anything useful?
I especially hope all of us will share the new YA titles we’re reading and try out multiple readings of those texts.
I’m planning to do a series of posts on unit planning over the next week. If you have a question you would like me to address, please share it here.
What are some of the enduring/overarching understandings that define our discipline? We find many of those in the readings we’ve been doing all semester. What ARE the essential questions that drive “English?” Good time to review as these understandings and questions will inform your work on your unit planning.
I look forward to your blog posts. KES