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Monday, October 19, 2009
Nelson's wordle story
In second hour, Nelson wrote the following story using the words from wordle. It is essentially the plot of The Road, which he wrote without reading the book!
"In a post-apocalyptic earth, a father and son were on a road to the sea. The two of them had to face a cannabalist civilization with only a pistol. With only each other's comfort to help them, survival seemed bleak, but as time went on, they faced the constant horrors and the landscape altered by fire and a cataclysmic event. With faith, the sun rising and setting, somewhere to the south, they kept going."
Ms. Hatten just finished her fourth year teaching in the English department at Edina High School and seventh year of teaching. She is a graduate of St. Olaf College and holds a master's degree in Literacy Education from the University of Minnesota. She has presented at national and local conferences regarding student blog use and Web 2.0 skills in the classroom. This past year she taught English 10, Art of Film I, and Public Speaking at EHS. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in critical literacy at the University of Minnesota. This is her first time teaching at STEPS!