Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Double Demo Day

Although I think the fellows were a bit concerned, the first of the "Double Demo Days" has come and gone... very well.

Natalie and Jackie both did amazing jobs of demonstrating constructivist, student-centered, interactive activities that kept everyone engaged. The teaching of personal writing in the form of "gift" poetry and the link between the past and present as part of a high school histroy classroom were both extremely powerful lessons that any grade level or content area can use. Thank you both.

The demos continue to be engaging, amazing, and inspiring.


Bud Hunt said...

Cool. Now, any chance the presenters will share some of those activities with us readers?

the writer said...

I was travellin down the road, feelin hungry and cold
I saw a sign sayin food and drinks for everyone
So naturally I thought I would take me a look inside
I saw so much food, there was water comin from my eye
An then somebody grabbed me, and said before you join this gala
and start to eat, you gotta write like Norman Mailer

You know I can’t write, you know I can’t write
You know I cant write, you know I cant write
I cant write

Now wait a minute
Let me see now

Of course I can write of course I can write
Im sure I can write, Im sure I can write..
I can write

I did an alliteration, anacoluthon and a canto that won’t bore
added a cliché and a bit of donnée to some folklore
You should a seen me writing, I’m my own bookstore
Hand me down my quill, next week Im comin back for more

Megan E. Freeman said...

I'd love to know what "gift" poetry is...