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Nancy Coolidge | Winning the battle

Two really nice things happened in my junior English class last week. We were finishing up “The Great Gatsby.” The kids were pretty excited about it — they’d done some work in their history class about the era; many of the students, mostly girls, had seen the latest movie, the book was short; the prose not too challenging. Most of the students actually read the book and didn’t rely on Spark Notes or other internet sources for their information. So the class discussion was lively and good.
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Winning the Battle

Two really nice things happened in my junior English class last week. We were finishing up The Great Gatsby. The kids were pretty excited about it – they’d done some work in their history class about the era; many of the students, mostly girls, had seen the latest movie, the book was short; the prose not too challenging. Most of the students actually read the book and didn’t rely on Spark Notes or other internet sources for their information. So the class discussion was lively and good.