How many essays could a student write, if a student did write essays?
Ok, so that was my lame attempt at a play off of the rhyme about the woodchuck. Bur really, though…how many times do we ask our students to write papers over the novels that they have just read? Sometimes the answer is, a little too often. As much as we try to vary the prompts that the students are writing about, it’s still another paper that they have to write. And my World Lit students were starting to get tired of writing literary analysis papers. (To be honest, it’s sometimes hard for the teacher to keep reading essays that are all so similar as well) So this time…my students didn’t.
Recently, my students finished reading the choice novels for the quarter. They were able to pick from Troy, Like Water for Chocolate, The Stranger and The Namesake. So what could I do to assess all of these students who had read different novels? Continue reading