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Shirley Durr replied to Lindsay Lombardi's discussion QUESTION: Great Middle School Reads? in the group Adolescent Literature
"I've used Perfection Learning books in the past. Disadvantage: they're expensive. Advantage: good intervention teacher resources (great if this is a new teaching experience for you) and students loved the Passages books I taught (When…"
Feb 3, 2016
Ryan Goble replied to Lindsay Lombardi's discussion QUESTION: Brit Lit Short Story Ideas? in the group British Literature (sans Shakespeare)
"I'm assuming (as this is the Brit Lit group) you're looking for British stories.  If so I don't remember the book super well but Irvine Welsh is a wild writer (Trainspotting the movie was based on his book) - he has a short story…"
Dec 8, 2011
Steven Stanley replied to Lindsay Lombardi's discussion short stories in the group British Literature (sans Shakespeare)
"Hills Like Elephants by Hemingway and The Red Convertible by Louise Erditch work very well for my classes just to name a few."
Dec 5, 2011
Bridget Chatman replied to Lindsay Lombardi's discussion "Real America" and Nickle and Dimed in the group Teach with Moving Images
"My Pop Culture is reading this novel right now.  We are watching "The Corporation" by Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott and Joel Bakan."
Oct 14, 2011
Kelly Farrow replied to Lindsay Lombardi's discussion "Real America" and Nickle and Dimed in the group Teach with Moving Images
"A Day Without a Mexican might be a really interesting tie-in. Watch it first to make sure it would work for you, though. (P.S. My husband and I got to see Nickel and Dimed in play form at my alma mater; it was very interesting and well done. You…"
Oct 7, 2011
Lindsay Lombardi replied to Lindsay Lombardi's discussion "Real America" and Nickle and Dimed in the group Teach with Moving Images
"Thanks!!!"
Oct 4, 2011
Mark Smith replied to Lindsay Lombardi's discussion "Real America" and Nickle and Dimed in the group Teach with Moving Images
"Morgan Spurlock (of SuperSize me fame) had an excellent series on TV called "30 days".  His first episode deals with how hard it is to live on unemployment benefit, with no other sources of income.  I have used it in the past,…"
Oct 3, 2011
Lindsay Lombardi added a discussion to the group Teach with Moving Images
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"Real America" and Nickle and Dimed

I'm working on a course with my students(Seniors) that examines the less pretty side of America.  We will be reading excerpts from Nickle and Dimed - a nonfiction text where the author spends a year in different minimum wage jobs to see if a person can survive earning minimum wage. Any films that would be a useful/appropriate companion?All suggestions are appreciated. -lindsay See More
Oct 3, 2011
Lindsay Lombardi replied to Jessica Abel's discussion Paper on rationales for using comics in the classroom in the group Graphic Novels & Comics
"problem solved when I opened it in a different browser...thanks!!"
Sep 14, 2011
Lindsay Lombardi replied to Jessica Abel's discussion Paper on rationales for using comics in the classroom in the group Graphic Novels & Comics
"I only get the cover when I try to open it."
Sep 14, 2011
camille napier bernstein replied to Lindsay Lombardi's discussion text ideas in the group American Literature
"Some books my lower-level students read (11th grade) and really, really enjoyed: Sunrise Over Fallujah (Walter Dean Myers) Speak (Laurie Halse Anderson) The Pact(Davis, Jenkins, Hunt)  -- **NOT the Jodi Piccoult one After the Wreck (Joyce Carol…"
Jul 1, 2011
Kelly Farrow replied to Lindsay Lombardi's discussion Summer school reads in the group Middle School Group
"Definitely bring the graphic novels!! I recommend Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack by Hale and Hale, the Coraline GN illustrated by Russell, Into the Volcano by Wood, Flink and Ghostopolis by TenNapel, Prime Baby by Yang, the Maximum…"
Jun 6, 2011
Lindsay Lombardi replied to Lindsay Lombardi's discussion Summer school reads in the group Middle School Group
"Thank you, The misfits is on the summer reading list as well.  I just finished the Hunger Games...I think it would be a fun read for them as well.  I'll look into the other suggestions.   -lindsay"
Jun 6, 2011
Joe Anthony replied to Lindsay Lombardi's discussion Summer school reads in the group Middle School Group
"Just taught my first year of seventh grade after doing my first two in a high school. Some suggestions:   The Misfits (our district's 6th into 7th grade summer reading) Flipped (relationships at the Middle School Level) Egghead The…"
Jun 4, 2011
Shirley Durr replied to Lindsay Lombardi's discussion QUESTION: Great Middle School Reads? in the group Adolescent Literature
"Perfection Learning has many low-reading level (grades 3-6) high interest books that are good reads. (You'll need to be selective as you consider your students.) There's a series called Passages that has resources for those needing…"
Jun 1, 2011
Carolyn Nightingale replied to Lindsay Lombardi's discussion QUESTION: Great Middle School Reads? in the group Adolescent Literature
"Great books for rising seventh graders:    Once by Morris Gleitzmann.  Short - high interest but an easy read. Powerful. Boy Overboard - this is actually also by Morris Gleitzmann. This my favorite read-aloud of all time. There's…"
Jun 1, 2011

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What is your connection to education?
High School Teacher
What subjects do you teach / specialize in?
English - Alternative Education
What 5 essential pop culture artifacts (CDs, DVDs, Books, Images, Toys, etc.) would you have on your desert island?
CD's DVD's, books, dictionaries, VHS tapes

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At 5:54pm on January 28, 2010, John Golden said…
Lindsay:
It's so funny, but when I was researching for Reel World in 04-05 (I call it "research" for tax purposes and for getting out of doing the dishes, but it really just meant watching a whole bunch of films) I jokingly started a chapter titled, "Why conservatives don't make documentaries." I was trying so hard to be sure that the book had political and ideological balance that I spent a lot of time trying to find films with a conservative viewpoint, and it was HARD! At first, I thought the films weren't out there b/c of a lack of distribution, bias of film buyers at festivals, crazy left-wing PBS and HBO..., but in 04-05, I think that people on the right just weren't making many documentaries for reasons that never quite added up to a full chapter (or so that crazy left-wing NCTE thought!!).
ANYWAY, I did find a few and even some that kind of get at the Iraq War by attacking Michael Moore and praising George Bush: Celsius 41.11(streams on googlevideo at: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5613757524554114657#), Fahrenhype 911 (streams at: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9087291936502859172#).
And in addition to limiting the discussion only to pro/con about the war, I have done another activity with my students about multiple perspectives on the war, including those of Iraqi filmmakers. The focus of my lesson is on how editing choices in documentary film affect audience reaction to the subject. The lesson is too long to post here, but I'll put it somewhere else and link to it: http://mcpopmb.ning.com/group/teachwmovies/forum/topics/perspectives-of-the-iraq-war?xg_source=activity
At 2:05pm on December 14, 2009, katie monnin said…
hi lindsay!

thanks for the email! your unit sounds AWESOME!!! i think the idea of the superhero (or the definition of a "super" hero) has really changed as a result of two modern events. 1. 9/11 is the flag date i see as changing us into a visual culture, and 2. graphic novel sales have skyrocketed post 9/11.

that said, something else i think you are getting at in your email is the evolution of the idea of the superhero, from greek mythology onwards. it might be really cool to take greek mythology and apply it to a superhero graphic novel/comic book from the 50s and 60s. and then compare and contrast the idea of the superhero with a superhero graphic novel post 9/11.

what do you think??? i think you are onto something brilliant here! please keep in touch.

in terms of my book, chapter 1 offers basic reading graphic novel terminology. and all the other chapters offer reading strategies aligned to common ELA standards....i wanted it to be really teacher-friendly, so there are tons of handouts and strategies you xerox. :)

best wishes, and keep in touch! :) katie
At 11:50am on December 11, 2009, Ryan Goble said…
Since you do the English thing you might consider joining some of the ELA groups to stay up on resources and discussion.
Popular Music
Teach with the Moving Image
World Literature
American Literature
British Lit (sans Shakespeare)
Making Shakespeare Pop
Poets and Writers
Adolescent Literature
Graphic Novels

At the top of the group there should be an little + sign similar to the one in the International Educators group (image below) that says "+Join Group X." Easy stuff.


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Ryan:)
 
 
 

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