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What Does Analysis Look Like in the Real World?

E09249_Marchetti_ODell_Bookcover_2407 copy.jpgWhen you think of traditional literary analysis, you may picture a formulaic five-paragraph essay and a classroom of indifferent students. Fear not. It doesn't have to be this way. Since we seldom read five paragraph essays in our free time, why should we subject our students to write them? In Beyond Literary Analysis, authors Allison Marchetti & Rebekah O'Dell provide new meaning to the term "analysis" and explore what it actually looks like in the real world. Allison & Rebekah know students can write thoughtful, rich, personal essays when given the opportunity.

In this video, Allison & Rebekah explain how they've shied away from the bread and butter literary analysis approach, and instead push their students to write with passion and authority about topics they care about, effectively bringing their whole selves to their writing. 

 

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Looking to learn more from Allison and Rebekah? Join them this April for their 3-part webinar series.

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allisonmarchetti.jpgAllison Marchetti teaches high school English in Richmond, Virginia. A graduate of the University of Virginia, she is an experienced teacher in both independent and public schools, from inclusion classrooms to AP and IB. A past presenter at NCTE, Allison is coauthor (with Rebekah O’Dell) of the popular blog movingwriters.org, as well as the professional book Writing With Mentors.  Both the blog and book were inspired by Tom Newkirk’s call to young teachers at NCTE 2012 to “carry the torch” of Don Graves’ work to the next generation of teachers and students.

rebekahodell.jpgRebekah O'Dell teaches high school English in Richmond, Virginia. A graduate of the University of Virginia, she is an experienced teacher in both independent and public schools, from inclusion classrooms to AP and IB. A past presenter at NCTE, Rebekah is coauthor (with Allison Marchetti) of the popular blog movingwriters.org, as well as the professional book Writing With Mentors.  Both the blog and book were inspired by Tom Newkirk’s call to young teachers at NCTE 2012 to “carry the torch” of Don Graves’ work to the next generation of teachers and students.  

Topics: Video, Rebekah O'Dell, Writing, Writing Instruction, Allison Marchetti, Analysis, Beyond Literary Analysis

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