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Katie Wisnosky commented on Ryan Goble's blog post What Up Téa Lauren Goble?
"She is beautiful and I love the name. The head of black hair is stunning."
Oct 20, 2010
Katie Wisnosky replied to Ryan Goble's discussion CURRICULUM: Ben Harper Sounds & Visions + MLK & CIvil Rights in the group Music
"Hi Ryan, Thanks for the great ideas for MLK day. I used one of the short video clips from Project Look Sharp on YouTube (the one that showed clips from "The Freedom Writers' Diary") to lead into why celebrating MLK is important. I…"
Jan 19, 2010
Katie Wisnosky replied to Alicia Rosenbaum's discussion Making Walt and Emily Pop! in the group American Literature
"You can sing all of Dickinson's poems to the tune of "Gilligan's Island" ---they usually think that is neat and then I challenge them to each try reciting one themselves to the beat of the theme song."
Jan 6, 2010
Katie Wisnosky replied to Ryan Goble's discussion ARTICLE: The idea that we must choose between science and humanities is false. in the group American Literature
"Thanks Ryan! My students are currently writing analysis papers on Brave New Word and I think I will use this as a required source for them! It will relate to many of their topics."
Jan 6, 2010
Katie Wisnosky replied to Sean's discussion Huck Finn in the group American Literature
"Actually, you can also compare/contrast the book to the movie "The Freedom Writers" and the short story "A&P""
Jan 2, 2010
Katie Wisnosky replied to Sean's discussion Huck Finn in the group American Literature
"These may not be exactly what you are looking for, but in our classroom we play the "toe the line" game from "The Freedom Writers" to discuss racism and other topics in the novel that apply to our own life. You bascially push all…"
Jan 2, 2010
Katie Wisnosky replied to Ryan Goble's discussion GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES: The British Invasion of Classical Comics in the group Graphic Novels & Comics
"Ryan, Great plug. I will be purchasing class sets of Macbeth and Frankenstein after the holidays. My kids will love these comic books. I will have to contact Clive directly and see if he will Skype in or have an online discussion with my students."
Dec 10, 2009
Katie Wisnosky joined Ryan Goble's group
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Graphic Novels & Comics

For people interested in discussing comics in the classroom!See More
Dec 10, 2009
Ryan Goble replied to Katie Wisnosky's discussion Can anyone make Brave New World Pop? in the group British Literature (sans Shakespeare)
"Funny you should mention the Scrooge connection - it came up at NCTE as well. So glad you liked all the resources. Thanks for writing us back!! RRG:)"
Dec 1, 2009
Katie Wisnosky replied to Katie Wisnosky's discussion Can anyone make Brave New World Pop? in the group British Literature (sans Shakespeare)
"Thank you everyone! Great ideas. In school today I found "The Matrix" lessons from Read, Write, Think and have my DVD ready to "pop" for tomorrow. We also happen to have a store nearby that somehow sells glass bowls and other…"
Dec 1, 2009
Ryan Goble replied to Katie Wisnosky's discussion Can anyone make Brave New World Pop? in the group British Literature (sans Shakespeare)
"Patsy & Lisa, Thank you for sharing such great stuff!! What can I say but.. We're not worthy (of your awesomeness!) Ry:)"
Dec 1, 2009
patsy everett replied to Katie Wisnosky's discussion Can anyone make Brave New World Pop? in the group British Literature (sans Shakespeare)
"I teach the novel in a Sci Fi Literature class, so I don't know how rigid you are to staying with British Literature. I do a quick day on utopias and dystopias with the worksheet that I got and tweaked from readwritethink (apparently I…"
Dec 1, 2009
Ryan Goble replied to Katie Wisnosky's discussion Can anyone make Brave New World Pop? in the group British Literature (sans Shakespeare)
"To start, I'll be posting a study guide for this short film - hopefully - at the end of the week. I presesnted on it at NCTE. Check it out:"
Nov 30, 2009
Katie Wisnosky added a discussion to the group British Literature (sans Shakespeare)
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Can anyone make Brave New World Pop?

Greetings!I'm preparing to teach Brave New World for the first time. Does anyone have any great ideas to toss out? I plan on having the seniors create wikis/blogs at the end displaying their utopian societies. I would welcome anything else to make this novel pop.Thanks for the thoughts!See More
Nov 30, 2009
Johnathan Chase and Katie Wisnosky are now friends
Nov 5, 2009
Katie Wisnosky left a comment for Nicole
"We are just finishing up. They are writing research papers on The Wife of Bath, feminist or failure? I would still welcome anything you would like to send though! Thanks!"
Oct 31, 2009

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High School Teacher
What subjects do you teach / specialize in?
English/American Literature

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At 1:45pm on October 30, 2009, Nicole said…
Hi Katie,
I apologize for the late response. I am assuming you are probably done with the Tales... would you still like some materials? Let me know. :)

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Nicole
 
 
 

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