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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel

Subject: RE: Question-Reluctant Readers

From: Chris Boe (chrisb@mcet.edu)
Date: Wed Apr 05 2000 - 09:56:20 EDT

We are doing a conversation with Walter Dean Myers, the author of the book,
Fallen Angels at the end of April. He will be engaged with us in a live
chat experience in May.

If you are interested, please visit our website at http://www.mcet.edu or
contact me and I will forward information to you.

The novel is wonderful. It should be well received by students above grade
8 or so. There is some difficult language and some adult situations (as
they are called on HBO), but the overall message is very powerful and is
worth it.

I always think that a frank discussion with students prior to reading the
novel is important.

Good luck!


Christopher S. Boe, M.Ed., CAS
Lead Project/Curriculum Developer
Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications
One Kendall Square, Building 1500
Cambridge, MA 02139-1562
617-252-5700 ext. 732

-----Original Message-----
From: Denee Stevenson [SMTP:stevenson@basd.k12.pa.us]
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2000 4:11 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: Question-Reluctant Readers

Dear Athena,

I see you are teaching Fallen Angels. What grade level? Have you
taught it before? How is the book received by the students?
I have several students who like the author and I do a unit on war

Denee Stevenson
>From: ATHENAN418@aol.com
>To: Multiple recipients of list <Teacher-TalkNovel@learner.org>
>Subject: Re: Question-Reluctant Readers
>Date: Tue, Apr 4, 2000, 12:05 PM

>Thanks so much. I love the post it idea. I have several kids who could
>benefit from something like that since they are not allowed to mark in the
>books the school buys. I am about to start Walter Dean Meyers Fallen
>I think I will try this idea. I will let you know how it turns out.


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