Month: October 2016
Understanding begins here
“Real understanding takes root when learners merge their thinking with the content by connecting, inferring, questioning, determining importance, synthesizing and reacting to information. Understanding begins here.” Comprehension and Collaboration, 2009 by Stephanie Harvey and Harvey Daniels Thinking deeply about what we do and read in class is an important task to ensure that you are understanding.…
What would Mrs. Saville say?
Our initial introduction to Frankenstein has always intrigued me, particularly Mrs. Saville. I’ve often wondered what Mrs. Saville’s responses to her beloved brother’s letters would have been like. Would she be rapt with excitement? Concern? Horror? Walton gives us hints as to what he thinks his sister feels, but is he a good judge? He is, after all,…
Frankenstein Blog Guidelines
Modern reading theory emphasizes that the reader is a “meaning maker,” not an empty vessel to be filled with meaning by a teacher. Your blog is a place for you to explore what meaning the book has for you. You need to reflect on your reading. Write a blog of your thoughts. DO NOT summarize…