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General Writing Resources / ANSWER KEY APA Citations Practice
« on: May 08, 2020, 04:22:28 AM »
This is the ANSWER KEY to the Handout APA Citations 7th Edition Practice.

General Writing Resources / HANDOUT APA Citations 7th Edition
« on: May 08, 2020, 04:20:21 AM »
APA Citations is a very challenging skill for students because it requires from them to develop artificial language skills in an academic contexts. Students often fail to include in-text citations as part of sentences, quote all "al verbatim" information, and include a Reference List that matches the in-text citations provided in the essay. This activity helps students to review all of those skills.   

This is the ANSWER KEY of the HANDOUT Practicing Source Synthesis

Source synthesis is a very challenging skill among ESL writers because it requires careful reading, triangular writing, analysis of sources, and a good mastery of APA citation skills. This handout shows students how to read the information of two sources, find their similarities and then construct a source synthesis.

Learning L2 Reading & Writing / Peer Feedback
« on: May 08, 2020, 03:43:54 AM »
Peer Feedback or Peer Perception is a skill that helps students self assess their knowledge in writing and also develop appropriate critique of their classmate's work. Students can also understand how their background knowledge of writing can help their classmates in a practice of what Vygotsky called, Zone of Proximal Development.

The Hobbit stuff / Language games to use for The Hobbit
« on: February 13, 2020, 05:40:09 PM »
Although this video is not directly Hobbit related, it shows games that teachers could use to incorporate in the classroom. According to the video, these games are intended for upper elementary students, but it could be adapted for more advanced students. Fish bowl can be used for students to review character traits after the teacher has discussed or done with the students a character analysis.

Maya Lee (2018, August 26). Fun Classroom Games for Upper Elementary Games [video]. You Tube.

The Hobbit stuff / Website to several class resources for The Hobbit/
« on: February 13, 2020, 05:35:35 PM »
As many of you have stated in previous posts, The Tolkien Society has a section in their website on how to study the author. This link suggests books from Tolkien to start reading his work, provides student resources and ideas to write Essays.

The Tolkien Society. (2020). Studying Tolkien.

The Hobbit stuff / Femininity in The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings
« on: February 13, 2020, 05:31:43 PM »
In this article, Łaszkiewicz (2016) presents the debate around femininity and gender roles in The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. She argues that there has been ambiguity on how Tolkien portrayed his female characters ranging from being insignificant and hopeless as well as defiant and brave. For example, the first chapter of The Hobbit chapter recalls Bilbo's mother, Belladonna Took, as the relative for which Bilbo inherits his queerness. Although this makes him special, the female character only receives a short exposition and her bravery and uniqueness by being the daughter of the Old Took, seems to fade when she gets married to Mr. Baggins. However, Lord of the Rings depicts two female characters that challenge some of these norms. To this extent, the greedy character of Lobelia attacks Saruman's men and the character of Galadriel shifts from being a humble wife to a rebel against Valar. Nonetheless, the author notes that the differences of portrayals are based on "the writer's private relationship with women" (Łaszkiewicz, 2016, para. 1).


Łaszkiewicz, W. (2016). [/size]J.R.R. TOLKIENíS PORTRAYAL OF FEMININITY AND ITS TRANSFORMATIONS IN SUBSEQUENT ADAPTATIONS. [/color]http://10.15290/cr.2015.11.4.02. [/color]

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