Although he doesn't know it yet, the author/blogger over at "Pirates can Happen to Anyone" and I are going to collaborate on a project involving our study of Frankenstein. Normally, we have the kids find pieces of criticism from the library's website and bring them to class for a Socratic discussion; however, I thought it would be interesting to have the kids try this through a collaborative online forum. Will it work? is it practical, feasible, or an appropriate substitute for the original assignment? Who knows...
- About the details of the project:
- Goal: Using a Google Documents form posted on the teacher's website, students will analyze and compare critical responses to Frankenstein.
- Possible implementation date - Week of January 30.
- Tools/Supplies needed - Access to databases through Library Resources page, selected criticism, access to teachers' websites through MHS Homepage, Google form posted therein.
- Brief description of the project:
- Students will use the databases available on the Library Resources page to research and select a piece of criticism related to the novel studied.
- Students will read, analyze, and evaluate the argument presented and its overall effectiveness.
- Once the previous item is completed, students will post their responses on the Google form available on their teacher's website.
- Although I've not figured out how, the next step will be to post the responses so that students can use it as a way of finding other selections that match their needs and interests, compare different perspectives, etc.