Spring Edition of “Talking with the Authors”

Spring Edition of “Talking with the Authors”

Colleagues and Students: We encourage you to check out two interviews conducted by Bob Krut with two authors published in this year's Starting Lines.  This is a great tool to use with students in class at the end of the quarter to get at why they might want to submit to Starting Lines. Click here to download a PDF copy of Spring 2017's "Talking with the Authors" by Bob Krut....
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Blog Post One:  Ten Things to Do with Starting Lines by Christopher Dean

Blog Post One: Ten Things to Do with Starting Lines by Christopher Dean

Everything below is based on work I have done in my class or have seen done in other classes. I offer up everything as a SUGGESTION. If you do any of these things, let myself or Ilene Miele know how they went. Also, if you come up with a new way of working with Starting Lines let us know. We’d love to hear what you do with the collection! --Chris Dean, cdean@writing.ucsb.edu WORK ON BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS. Assign a section of the text, say “Responding to Texts” if you are teaching Writing 1 or Ling 12 or “Textual Carnivals” if you are teaching Writing Ask students to read either, or both, the first or final paragraph of a piece and choose one piece to read in its entirety, based upon the beginning or ending they liked best. In class: have students gather in like groups, based upon what they read, and have them come up with a list of reasons they...
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