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Just Keep Going: Writing Strategies for Elaboration

In one of my first class sessions with a group of college writers, I gave a survey asking what issues they wanted us to definitely cover this semester. The most common concern was how to add length to their pieces … Continue reading

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Review: SHAKESPEARE’S JULIUS CAESAR: THE MANGA EDITION by Adam Sexton and Hyeondo Park

Author Adam Sexton says in the introduction to this largely successful rendering of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, “Unbound by the physical realities of the theater, the graphic novel can depict any situation, no matter how fantastical or violent, that it creators … Continue reading

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Review: BABY’S IN BLACK by Arne Bellstorf

Arne Bellstorf’s graphic “novel” Baby’s in Black is the true story of Astrid who becomes involved with Stuart, a guy who plays in a band. He likes the band scene but really wants to be a painter. Astrid becomes friends … Continue reading

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Anybody Else Excited about NCTE11 in Chicago?

The 2011 NCTE annual convention is now just around the corner. I can’t wait. This will be my fourth convention, and nothing has ever come close to energizing my teaching as the experiences I’ve had at these gatherings. This year … Continue reading

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Playing with Chicago’s Public Art

This week our family saw an exhibition about public art in Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago focusing on important works of art enjoyed daily by thousands of Chicagoans and visitors to the city. In the Loop you can find … Continue reading

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Lilacs and TwitterArt

My favorite online experience this week was a collaboration with Mary Ann Reilly, an artist, author, and educator I’ve never met in person, although we have exchanged ideas in various Twitter-based chats and dialogues. It started on Wednesday night about … Continue reading

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“The New/Newer/Newest Colossus”

 A new lesson worked beautifully today. Don’t you love when that happens? Our American Studies class is beginning to focus on American immigration. We will consider the great wave of immigrants at the turn of the 20th Century as well … Continue reading

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