I am showing my students Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, which I highly recommend.
However, I noticed that due to a strange confluence of events (or possibly lack of thorough planning), we wound up finishing novels in two classes right in the middle of viewing the film. I was scratching my head, wondering what to do about that when I remembered I have a website.
I asked the students to discuss the novels on the class wiki I set up.
If you want to peek in on the discussion, here are the links:
- The Awakening, Kate Chopin, 10th grade Honors American Literature and Composition
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, 10th grade College Prep Literature and Composition
I think they’re still trying to figure out this technology. It comes more naturally to some of them than it does others.
In other news, my article describing a project that integrates a study of Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography with Judaic concepts will be published in English Journal this coming July. I’m very excited; I just received the acceptance today.