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Offline katwu

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Rewriting it from another perspective
« on: September 10, 2009, 10:06:39 AM »
This first chapter in Harry Potter is mostly talking about Mr. Dursely from the 3rd person perspective. I think it would be a good grammar/writing practice for students to ask them
rewrite it from the 1st person perspective. The student might begin rewriting with something like this "I woke up on morning and noticed a strange cat staring at me right outside my house...."

This practice utilizes the language model since students have to be more aware of their word choice. It also allows them to think about the story from a different perspective, since they are imagining themsleves as Mr. Dursely.

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Re: Rewriting it from another perspective
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 02:22:26 PM »
:marvelous    :notworthy    ::Good job!
Love this idea!!
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Re: Rewriting it from another perspective
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2009, 09:18:08 AM »
Lot of ESL students (even upper level students) have hard time
internalizing -es suffixes for third person perspective.
This exercise would help as they have to consciously think about it
everytime they are using a verb!

Good one katerine!  :notworthy