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Redefining What Analysis Can Mean For Your Students

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For teachers who use analytical writing in their classrooms, the thought of grading essays devoid of passion can be tedious and painful. However, by introducing a new definition of text, the dreaded five paragraph essay can become something entirely different that your students will want to write.

Here, authors Allison Marchetti & Rebekah O'Dell explain how they have reshaped the way their students interact with analytical writing by redefining what a text can be. By looking at literary analysis from a new perspective, Allison and Rebekah give us the opportunity to help young writers who deserve so much more than the same boring literary analysis assignment we've all been writing for decades. 

 

To learn more about Beyond Literary Analysis and download a sample chapter, visit Heinemann.com


allisonmarchetti-1.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.

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

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