1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Trump’s Ed Sec Pick Thinks She Knows How to Fix Education. But She Doesn’t.

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    February 4, 2017 by bhjames78

    The President’s nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, faces a Senate confirmation vote this coming Tuesday. As it stands, …
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  5. Sean Spicer Statement on Size of Inauguration Crowd (Orwell Version)

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    January 21, 2017 by bhjames78

    Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary, 1/21/17: “Let’s go through the facts. We know that from the platform where the …
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  6. 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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  7. Testimonials from Workshop on Teaching Literature in High School Classrooms

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    January 15, 2017 by bhjames78

    On January 9th, we (Liz and I) led a workshop at the University of the Pacific in Stockton on creating critical …
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