Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Today's lesson

From Robert Coles'
The Call of the Stories:
Teaching and the Moral

"One keeps learning by
teaching fiction or poetry
because every readers'
response to a writer's call
can have its own startling ,
suggestive power, as my
parents tried to convey."

My students did that today
when doing The Way of the
Will Chart
for the characters
of Uncle Tom's Cabin. They
debated at length who went
where on the chart. Who was
led by selfish desires and where
did it end. Who was led by the
will that bends to a higher call
and principles.Where did that end.

I echo
Robert Coles.


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