Category Archives: writing

  1. Teaching Native Son by Richard Wright, Part Three

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    June 15, 2017 by bhjames78

    The third part of my post on teaching Richard Wright’s 1940 novel, Native Son, is up at Method to the Madness: Creating …
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  2. George Saunders

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    June 7, 2017 by bhjames78

    In the spring of 2008, I stood alone in a mostly empty hallway at Franklin High School, laughing out loud. …
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  3. Mind Your Business!

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    May 2, 2017 by bhjames78

    Day before yesterday, at the zoo, where I had taken my wife and two sons, I turned to a man—about …
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  4. Teaching “Native Son” by Richard Wright, Part Two (Point of View)

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    March 25, 2017 by bhjames78

    The second part of my post on teaching Richard Wright’s 1940 novel, Native Son, is up at Method to the Madness: Creating …
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  5. After the Dam by Amy Hassinger

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    March 14, 2017 by bhjames78

    Last night, I finished reading Amy Hassinger’s novel, After the Dam. It was delightful. Everyone who can read should read …
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  6. CATE Conference 2017: Creating Critical Thinkers through the Study of Literature

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    February 26, 2017 by bhjames78

    Two Fridays ago (February 17th),  Liz and I attended the California Association of Teachers of English (CATE) Conference in Santa Monica, …
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  7. Teaching Native Son by Richard Wright (Part One)

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    January 16, 2017 by bhjames78

    [This post was originally published here, on the website for Method to the Madness: A Common Core Guide to Creating Critical …
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