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From: Barbara Patch (Barbara.Patch@valley.net)
Date: Fri Mar 31 2000 - 12:38:28 EST

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    I would like to see a copy of these Linda if you get them. Barbara Patch

    At 05:38 PM 03/30/2000 -0500, you wrote:
    > Cindy,
    > I'd love to see a copy of your "Cliff Notes".
    > Thanks,
    > Linda Stimson
    > English/Language Arts Consultant
    > NH Department of Education
    > 101 Pleasant St
    > Concord, NH 03301
    > lstimson@ed.state.nh.us
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Nankies@aol.com
    > Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2000 9:25 AM
    > To: Multiple recipients of list
    > Subject: Re: Question
    > In a message dated 3/24/00 1:47:44 PM Pacific
    >Standard Time,
    > cindyoa@lamar.colostate.edu writes:
    > Jennifer,
    > One solution I arrived at with students reading
    >Shakespeare and other complex
    > works was to ask them to create their *own* Cliffs
    >Notes. (Interestingly,
    > the
    > first year I did this, a handful of students
    >actually tried to plagiarize
    > Cliffs
    > Notes to complete this assignment, but just a
    >handful.) I invented my own
    > form
    > and provided a lot of support along the way, but
    >for the most part, students
    > really got into creating their own custom-made
    >study guide which they could
    > then
    > use in future, more involved assignments. They did
    >one guide per act, and
    > many of
    > their responses then became springboards for our
    >class discussion of the
    > work.
    > In case anyone wants to take a look, I've attached
    >a version I created when
    > we
    > read _The Crucible_ along with a sample I wrote
    >myself for Act I.
    > - Cindy>>
    > Cindy, the attachment was garbled. Can you send it
    >again? Nancy R. K.

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