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In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel

Subject: Re: Question-Reluctant Readers

From: Cindy O'Donnell-Allen (cindyoa@lamar.colostate.edu)
Date: Wed Apr 05 2000 - 17:33:06 EDT

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Could you forward the information on the chat with Walter Dean Myers? Some of
my college students are leading Book Club discussions on his book with students
at a local jr. high, and I know they'd be interested in the information.


Chris Boe wrote:

> 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!
> Chris
> 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
> literature.
> Denee Stevenson
> stevenson@basd.k12.pa.us
> ----------
> >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
> >
> >Julie,
> >
> >Thanks so much. I love the post it idea. I have several kids who could
> truly
> >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
> Angels.
> >I think I will try this idea. I will let you know how it turns out.
> >

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