Wednesday, July 30, 2008

choice reading for Brit Lit

I'm working on a new assignment for my 10th grade British Literature class. I'd like them to read a choice novel and learn a bit about British history. My idea is to have them choose an historical fiction novel to read then research some of the historical details to compare them to the presentation in the book. Finally, they will write a review of the book. If anyone has any ideas of good book choices or collaboration ideas, please let me know.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Here is a different kind of wiki. I like the annotation page on this wiki and the emphasis on citing sources. I will use this to update my 10th grade wiki assignment on Regeneration.

Friday, July 18, 2008


Dangerously Irrelevant
posted a Twitter-style contest. Here is my entry: The Time Traveller by H. G. Wells - Time Traveller uses technology to discover disturbing truth about our future: a seemingly beautiful utopia turned cannabalistic nightmare.

Think I'll use this with my students for their summer reading choice and required novels. It would be fun to see what they come up with and we'll create a great list of recommended reading for each other. I'll get working on my others soon!