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November 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Independent reading list

I am psyched to see which titles the kids read and enjoy. Since I couldn't sleep due to the untimely consumption of a brownie last night, I made a list of titles with live links for the kids to click on and find more information, videos, author interviews, websites and reviews related to the title. I actually think this was very nice of me to do. I want them to choose wisely and make an educated selection so they enjoy their choice. I plan to make time in class for them to conduct book… Continue

Added by Maureen Bakis on November 23, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Sharing the Blog love and love of graphic novels!

I am going to begin sharing my classroom activities and reflections about teaching comics/graphic novels in my blog here at MCpop. I teach 12th graders in Massachusetts. I created an English course called The Graphic Novel ---graphic novels all year, every day, all the time!!! It is a required course as part of our grade twelve ELA curriculum. Students can choose to take my course, gothic lit, global lit, poetry, or AP English. All courses are offered for both college prep and honors credit.… Continue

Added by Maureen Bakis on November 23, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments


I would guess about a fourth of the MC POP membership is English teachers. That said, certainly some folks will be at the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) annual conference in Orlando, Flordia this coming weekend. If you are presenting something please comment below and let us know what curriculum you will be making POP!

In the meantime, a lot of NCTE folks on this Ning (including myself) are involved with the New Media Gallery. If you're into teaching with…

Added by Ryan Goble on November 17, 2010 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Survey on Professional Learning Networks (PLNs)

Hi MC Poppers (as Ryan would say)!

I hope that all is well as we get ready to close in on the holidays.

I would love to ask MCPop members to click on the link below and take a survey for me. I an doing a research project on online collaboration and would love to hear from you.



Added by Stephanie Young on November 14, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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