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Reading Journal Examples

March 22, 2010 By: Nada Category: Reading / Vocabulary

Here are some lovely reading journal examples from CEP students.

Thirty Interesting Ways to use Wordle in the Classroom

March 02, 2010 By: Nada Category: Reading / Vocabulary, Uncategorized

Wordle is a website that will automatically generate incredibly groovy, colorful word clouds from any text you input. This slideshow will give you lots of great pedagogical applications. If you do nothing else today, at least go visit the web site! Contributed by Rachid.

Elements of a Story

March 02, 2010 By: Nada Category: Reading / Vocabulary, Uncategorized

Eight-page handout outlining the elements of a short story, active reading strategies, and fiction genres. Contributed by Rachid.

magazine article on the High Line

March 02, 2010 By: Nada Category: Reading / Vocabulary, Uncategorized

A fairly non-technical, accessible review of the High Line.  Contains a very clear description of the project that is ideal as a model of descriptive prose for students. Contributed by Cassandra Dawn.

reading and essay prompt on the purpose of education (Krishnamurti)

February 25, 2010 By: Nada Category: Reading / Vocabulary, Uncategorized, Writing

This works well as a first day exercise to get students thinking about their deep motivations for being educated. Of course, it can be used as reading/writing practice anytime during the semester as well.  The reading is on three pages; the book jacket on one page; I’ve appended the essay prompt to page two. The source is a book of J. Krishnamurti’s lectures on education called “This Matter of Culture.”