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Nicole replied to Rachel's discussion QUESTION: Good Satire to link with Swift's Modest Proposal? in the group British Literature (sans Shakespeare)
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At 1:02pm on August 2, 2012, Bette Bland said…

Scanning for "fresh" ideas on teaching Macbeth.  I am intrigued with Ryan's suggestion of using This American Life for Act II. 

Last year, joined forces with another teacher to do a MacBeth unit with each class responsible to present a skit of a selected Act (We had five classes between us).  Lots of fun, students were inspired.  Used suggestions from Folger's workshops.

So, if you don't mind, what worked for you with the "I Enjoy Being a Girl, Sort of" to show how Lady MacBeth aspires to "unsex" and manipulate MacBeth?

At 4:06pm on February 11, 2011, Katie Wisnosky said…

Hi Nicole, 

 

I recently asked Ryan if he had any lessons left from his "Nice Genes" Frankenstein unit and he forwarded me some of your lessons. I just wanted to take the time to thank you for sharing them with me. I really enjoyed how they were organized. The two of you should present a webinar on formatting funky handouts b/c they are always so visually appealing! I especially like the comparison chart between the Enlightenment and the Romantic time period. I will be using a similar design with my junior American Lit. class. 

 

There was an ethical discussion handout based on the technological advancements connected to Frank which I have turned into their next research paper. I will let you know how that turns out!

 

Thanks again for the help! Your daughter is beautiful!

At 4:03pm on January 13, 2010, John Broughton gave Nicole a gift
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At 5:52pm on November 16, 2009, Cory Heyob said…
Nicole,

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to have such an awesome learning experience from you through your various interesting and crazy stories! I always love the opportunity for a good laugh! :) Also, thanks for all the great ideas for incorporating vocabulary, because I know that is something I always struggle with being a math major and all!

Thanks again and I hope your have a fantastic week!
Cory
At 1:48am on November 13, 2009, Jason Gray said…
Thanks for telling us your out of the ordinary stories, or maybe they are ordinary, just not to me. I cant wait to get some of my own. Any other stories would be more than appreciated. Also, I got to class at 840. Thanks for that too.

Jason
At 12:36pm on November 12, 2009, Matt Reimer said…
Thanks a bunch Nicole for enlightening all of us about your interesting experiences as an educator. Also, thank you for helping me think of different ways to implement reading and writing into my science lesson. Have a great day!

Matt
At 10:09am on October 31, 2009, Katie Wisnosky said…
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!
At 6:19pm on October 5, 2009, Katie Wisnosky said…
Hi Nicole, I e-mailed your husband over the weekend about "The Canterbury Tales," I'm a pro with American Literature, but my new prep British Literature has me running in circles for ideas! He passed along some links for sourcebooks and mentioned "A Knight's Tale, but suggested I ask you about the speed dating idea you are teaching. I DO have the Rap version as well. Any other ideas you want to pass my way would be much appreciated! Thanks for the time! Katie
At 12:58pm on August 25, 2009, Wisdom said…
Hi! I started school (with kids) yesterday. Where are you living? Email me at jwisdom@maine207.org with details...Hope the closing went ok!
 
 
 

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