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My first job

hello everyone,I am about to begin my first teaching job as a 6th grade writing teacher and I would love to have any suggestions about anything at all pertaining to teaching writing, curriculum, management, etc. Thanks all.RobertSee More
Jul 26, 2009
Robert Thompson replied to Diane Caro's discussion Evaluation of Nonfiction Books in the group Adolescent Literature
"This book is filled with anecdotal information about our presidents, individual lives, coincidental names, family information, etc. For instance, the novel discusses which presidents were born in log cabins, and how a president felt about the Oval…"
Apr 27, 2009
Robert Thompson replied to Diane Caro's discussion Multicultural Novel in the group Adolescent Literature
"Novel Selection: American Born Chinese written by Gene Luen Yang 1. Accuracy. Accuracy of cultural representation is a crucial aspect of high quality multicultural literature. Inaccurate portrayals can mislead readers and perpetuate stereotypes. To…"
Apr 27, 2009
Robert Thompson commented on Robert Thompson's blog post HISTORICAL FICTION POST
"I think it very well could, and I would hate to say that everyone would be opposed to reading this book, because it is a pretty good book with the context included in the reader's mind."
Apr 13, 2009
Marie Varco commented on Robert Thompson's blog post HISTORICAL FICTION POST
"I feel your pain there Robert; there is nothing more disheartening than looking into the face of a reader who feels the book in question is some sort of imposed punishment for the hour. I am curious if you feel that perhaps this book hit a niche…"
Apr 10, 2009
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HISTORICAL FICTION POST

Robert ThompsonIPTE 5740Historical Fiction Novel PostAnna Myer?s YAL novel, Assassin my hit all of the benchmarks suggested in our textbookon page 286; however, it is lacking my interest and overall ?pizzazz? that often drawsyoung readers into literature. This novel was suggested to me by my past C.T. at AdamsCity Middle School and I read a few sections with a reluctant reader who told me that hewould rather do math than read any more of this novel.For my young reader, the context of the novel…See More
Apr 10, 2009
guybrarian (Phil Goerner) commented on Robert Thompson's blog post Hey Kids! What are some ways to share poetry with YA's?
"We've modified the slam format to fit our lunch time and we run 40 minute two poem slams. This month should be interesting (I don't know what I was thinking) we're trying a sock puppet poetry slam and we're going to ustream the…"
Mar 23, 2009
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Hey Kids! What are some ways to share poetry with YA's?

Found Poetry - perhaps some E.E. Cummings?As a teacher, write a poem about the students (specific classes) be P.C. and share it with them :)VIDEOS!!! For instance, you could show a poet at a reading?Bring Pizza! Poetry at night or in class Poetry corner!open mic daytime show (freestyle hip-hop)Use poems as warm up questions or to generate discussion to begin a unit. nice.Use song lyrics as poetry (Robert Allen Zimmerman)Student made anthologyPoetry Reading with studentsSee More
Mar 3, 2009

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About Me:
I am working to be a part of the cooperative meaning making enterprise of the American education system. I love to snowboard, and I like to yog, I believe it is pronounced like that... apparently you just run?
Hobbies
* Books
*Guitar
* teaching
* learning
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* yoga
* hiking
* snowboarding
* living near Boulder
* Rock&Roll
Current position and employment location
Northglenn High School, IPTE
Favorite Book:
The World According to Garp
Favorite Library:
Norlin
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Blog
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My first job

hello everyone,
I am about to begin my first teaching job as a 6th grade writing teacher and I would love to have any suggestions about anything at all pertaining to teaching writing, curriculum, management, etc. Thanks all.

Robert

Posted on July 26, 2009 at 11:50pm

HISTORICAL FICTION POST

Robert Thompson

IPTE 5740

Historical Fiction Novel Post



Anna Myer?s YAL novel, Assassin my hit all of the benchmarks suggested in our textbook

on page 286; however, it is lacking my interest and overall ?pizzazz? that often draws

young readers into literature. This novel was suggested to me by my past C.T. at Adams

City Middle School and I read a few sections with a reluctant reader who told me that he

would rather do math than read any more of this… Continue

Posted on April 10, 2009 at 2:13pm — 2 Comments

Hey Kids! What are some ways to share poetry with YA's?

Found Poetry - perhaps some E.E. Cummings?



As a teacher, write a poem about the students (specific classes) be P.C. and share it with them :)



VIDEOS!!! For instance, you could show a poet at a reading?



Bring Pizza! Poetry at night or in class Poetry corner!



open mic daytime show (freestyle hip-hop)



Use poems as warm up questions or to generate discussion to begin a unit. nice.



Use song lyrics as poetry (Robert Allen… Continue

Posted on March 3, 2009 at 8:35pm — 1 Comment

SLAM POETRY

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This speaks for itself.

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 1:20pm

Holes Commentary

Robert Thompson

Ning Blog:

Holes and the Movie Adaptation



I think that this is a classic YAL novel and I will be interested to see how it fits in with the cannon over the next few centuries (as we step into libraries and teaching, for those who are just starting). The movie opens with an excellent hook, a boy is bit by a snake as soon as we jump into the cinematic adventure. The book begins with irony as the narrator precedes to begin his tale at camp saying, “There is no… Continue

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 11:52am

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At 8:19pm on February 15, 2009, Joe said…
"The preoccupation with personal maturation in adolescent fiction is commonly articulated in conjunction with a perceived need for children to overcome solipsism and develop intersubjective concepts of personal identity within this world and in relation to others."

Zipes, Jack D.(Editor). Ideologies of Identity in Adolescent Fiction : The Dialogic Construction of Subjectivity.
London, UK: Routledge, 1999. p 7.
http://site.ebrary.com/lib/boulder/Doc?id=10054600&ppg=20
At 7:57am on February 9, 2009, Diane Caro said…
What are your objectives for this unit? What aspects of the novel do you wish to emphasize? I have an excellent reference book entitled Novels for Students. I'll bring you copies of the pages from it on TKAM. Let's talk at class tonight. See you there!
At 9:37pm on February 4, 2009, Abby Bowman said…
What is that a picture of?
At 10:51pm on February 2, 2009, Miss Melis said…
Oh yeah, thanks for remembering! My email is heymelis@gmail.com. C u Thursday!
At 6:22pm on January 29, 2009, Diane Caro said…
Middlesex, love it! Irving's Until I Found You inspired me to get a tattoo on my foot.
At 1:04pm on January 29, 2009, guybrarian (Phil Goerner) said…
Welcome to the Ning!
At 5:54pm on January 28, 2009, Diane Caro said…
I love John Irving. When is he coming out with another book? My favorite Prayer for Owen Meany.
 
 
 

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