This class blog creates an online learning community that not only extends classroom literary analysis discussions, but also provides an authentic audience to outside reading and writing assignments.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
On Wednesday, I asked that you go home and select a quote or passage from the book that struck you as important. Copy down the quote, and then write a good, thoughtful paragraph about why that quote is significant to either the text itself, or to you as a reader.
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!