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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.”

Sentence Variety Worksheet

February 19, 2010 By: Nada Category: Uncategorized, Writing

Scroll down to the bottom of this web page to find a very handy worksheet (Taken from THE LIVELY ART OF WRITING by Lucile Vaughan Payne) for helping students with sentence variety. The worksheet also addresses subjects and predicates, fragments, and major sentence errors.

“Noticing” questions for Orlov Sample MLA Research Paper

February 04, 2010 By: Nada Category: Uncategorized, Writing

“Noticing” questions for Orlov Sample MLA Research Paper: Questions to go with the Sample MLA research paper. An inductive worksheet to help students understand the elegance of the MLA system “from the inside out.” (ID: 30)

Research Paper Feedback/Checklist

February 04, 2010 By: Nada Category: Uncategorized, Writing

Research Paper Feedback/Checklist: A checklist you can use or modify to give or elicit feedback on research papers.  Can be used as self- or peer-assessment or by the teacher to give feedback. (ID: 32

Sample MLA Research Paper (Orlov)

February 04, 2010 By: Nada Category: Uncategorized, Writing

Sample MLA Research Paper (Orlov):  This is one of the sample research papers from Diana Hacker’s website and book, Rules for Writers. The margins are usefully annotated. (ID: 29)