In this space, put quotations or ideas from the reading
In this space, put down your responses to the author’s ideas
If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must write it.
I’m not sure if I agree or disagree with this. I find it inspiring (I could write a book!). But I also find it scary (I don’t know if I can really write a book!) Maybe what Morrison means is that there is a writer inside everyone. We just have to find our ability and motivation.
Which of these activities do you think would work best for your future teaching context? Do you have any LSW tools to share?
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