The Reading Process Paper: Trying to Encourage Student Metacognition

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Where did January go?!

I have been busy getting all my ducks in a row so I can begin data collection on my study for the ol’ dissertation. So far, everything is looking good. I have IRB approval, I’m moving ahead on my proposal edits, and I’m hoping in a few weeks I’ll be defending my proposal. By mid-February I should be off the ground and running. Wish me luck!

Today’s post is really dedicated to what Sheridan Blau (2003) calls a reading process paper. I did this assignment with my students last year, but I did not write about the experience. Inside, I will lay out the process and how students work through interpretive struggles with reading a poem and how ultimately the practice promotes metacognition. Continue reading

See You @ GCTE!

3I’m excited to be heading down to Callaway Gardens this afternoon for this year’s GCTE (Georgia Council Teachers of English) conference. I’ll be presenting with my fellow doctoral student and friend, Nick Thompson of Lassiter High School. I’ve never been to the conference; although, I have been a member before. If you care to, read on to find out more about what we’re presenting Friday morning! Continue reading