#6 Is there a word for that, when a mirror reflects itself?

teacher created assignments for talented and gifted students reading classic novels

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For anyone who stumbles across this blog, I’m teaching a reading class, and my students have each chosen a different classic novel. On a day-to-day basis, they read half a dozen pages from their novel and post a comment based on a literary concept covered in this blog.

So looking back over last week’s posts, there were a few students who had to re-do theirs. Maybe they didn’t understand the assignment; maybe they didn’t word their questions very well; maybe they posted without naming their title and author.

For today’s journal, I want my students to go back and re-read through all of the comments they made last week (all journal entries) and make a comment on one comment. Really read each of them thoroughly. Note any discrepancies I pointed out. Pay attention to the journals that got kudos from me. What did that student do well? How can you create questions/answers that were creative like theirs were?

If you need to re-do a journal, you can do that as well, but you still have to submit ANOTHER comment for today.

I’m simply asking you to comment on a comment–like a mirror reflecting a mirror. That’s all. Simple as pie. Make your comment intelligent, legitimate, and useful. It can even be a question–something you’d like me to clarify.

In case you’ve forgotten, last week’s journals were:

#2. Set a reading goal for yourself.

#3. What the heck is a protagonist, and does my book even have one?

#4. Do you want me to climb Mt. Everest, or does this have something to do with books?

#5. Are you being followed by a foreshadow?

Remember, read through ALL of your comments. Don’t skip any. Then make a comment on a comment.


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