Well, the glass from the mirror Favorite and I let fall off the wall. Yes it happened. No, we should not reference or discuss the incident ever again. The good news is there was minimal (superficial and non-noticeable) damage except to the mirror. The mirror is no more. But it had black spots in it so I don't see this as an issue except we won't be able to get our money back. Oh well. Worse things have happened.
You teachers out there...if you had the opportunity to create a class for Senior level students who are in a Title I program (lower reading capabilities, lower writing capabilities--probably 10th grade and lower), what would you do? Keep in mind that your options are completely open. You can focus on technical writing or reading. You can introduce critical thinking skills or organization in writing skills. Just leave your thoughts in the comments.
I am struggling to offer suggestions to my department chair because I know that many of these students will not go to college. They are required (in my state) to take four years of English to graduate. Yet I realize that some of them will actually go to college.
I want to expose them to books they will find enjoyable. I want them to see that there are benefits to being a good reader. I want to expose them to different types of writing so they can see that writing matters. But I'm not really sure how to do any of this stuff. My greatest fear is that we will create a curriculum of stuff they "need" without making it pertinent or interesting.
All feedback welcome...encouraged...begged for...