Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Digging Back Up an "Old" Idea

Anne Voskamp and family are busy memorizing scripture, and one of the articles she links to for support of this practice this one about how memorizing makes good writers.

In the 8th grade, we kept a poetry journal of lines we had memorized and recited for the teacher. I was running my fingers over the faded blue journal, full of bubbly-rounded pre-teen penmanship, just yesterday. (I keep these kind of old things in my classroom). Wondering if such an activity would benefit my sophomore English students, I dismissed the idea.

But now! Another educator supports my suspicion...

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