I have to admit something that is probably going to be unpopular: I thought Infinity War was a hot mess. I, of course, have been told--mostly by offended Marvel fans who are appalled that I dared to speak out against their Holy Bible of the MCU-- my opinion is invalid. According to them, I am … Continue reading Sacrificing Characterization and Plot for an Ending: An Analysis of Avengers Infinity War
"You'll find your husband as soon as you stop looking for him." "You can't wait around for your knight in shining armor to ride up. You have to actively search for him." "Just be yourself. Let him see the real you." "Make sure you always look your best. Men don't like ungroomed girls. And always … Continue reading Pedants and Platitudes Part I
The digital clock told me it was way past eleven in the evening. The city lights of Chicago shone dimly through the curtain, deceptively making the outdoors brighter than it should be. My sister sat sobbing on the bed of our hotel room, in the throes of an existential crisis. “I’ve been around people all … Continue reading Sound of Silence
I have a confession to make that may forever alter your opinion of me (those of you who have wandered onto my blog for the first time are currently thinking, Umm, I don't have any opinions). I love reading and writing fan-fiction. I currently have two fanfic accounts on the internet, which anyone with a semblance of … Continue reading Not a Waste of Time: Using Fan-fiction in the Classroom
Props to anyone who figured out the pop cultural reference in my title... Over the last several years I have been busy working as a teacher whilst continuing to hone my writing skills. After I finally finished the second draft of my manuscript, I started doing research on the tricky enterprise of publishing. Much to … Continue reading Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back…
Dates: Monday, May 06, Wednesday, May 08, 2013 Site: St. Paul Lutheran School, All day kindergarten Cooperating Teacher: Mrs. Novak Total hours together: 3 hours 10 mins Total for EDU344: 20 hours of 20 hours On Monday I finally had time to work on the final assessment from my unit plan with Luc. First … Continue reading Fieldwork Reflection #5
Dates: Monday, April 22, Wednesday, April 24, and Friday, April 26, 2013 Site: St. Paul Lutheran School, All day kindergarten Cooperating Teacher: Mrs. Novak Total hours together: 4 hours 5 mins Total for EDU344: 13 hrs 45 mins out of 20 hrs For Monday, I performed the second mini-lesson that I had devised for … Continue reading Fieldwork Reflection #4 With Picture!
For our last reading response of the course, we skipped ahead to chapter 13, which focused on teaching writing to struggling students.Writing has five main processes, which are as follows:Brainstorming—a time for generating ideas, stimulating thinking, making plans and creating the desire to write.Composing—Drafting thoughts, getting ideas down on paper and getting a purpose and … Continue reading Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties: Chapter Thirteen
Dates: Wednesday, April 17 and Friday, April 19, 2013 Site: St. Paul Lutheran School, All day kindergarten Cooperating Teacher: Mrs. Novak Total hours together: 3 hours 5 mins Total for EDU344: 9 hrs 40 mins out of 20 hours On Wednesday, I practiced a Miscue Analysis/IRI on Luc. I used copies from the Qualitative Reading Analysis (5th ed.) book from … Continue reading Fieldwork Reflection #3
Dates: Monday, April 08, Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Site: St. Paul Lutheran School, All day kindergarten Cooperating Teacher: Mrs. Novak Total hours together: 2 hours 5 mins Total for EDU344: 6 hrs 35 mins out of 20 hours Since I hadn’t been to the site for two weeks due to first my Spring Break and then St. Paul’s, I decided … Continue reading Fieldwork Reflection #2 With Picture!