Our focus must stay on writing, literature, and research to prepare one for additional literary study and for life-long learning.
What we choose to focus on 1) must be engaging for us personally; and 2) must have demonstrable value to specific stakeholders.
As a group, we must decide on benchmarks to measure progress and standards to assess our final product(s). As individuals, we must each be able to demonstrate individual contributions.
- Individual Researched Writing
Whatever group work is done in whatever format, each student is responsible for creating formal writing on their blog in which they 1) analyze literary works; 2) make interpretive claims; and 3) use (and document) researched sources.
We can only take on projects that we can reasonably complete by June 15, 2011.
As our project takes shape, this will require a change in my students' blogging -- a subject I will save for my next post.