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Making Connections, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

Making Connections, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Last summer as instructors at a creative-writing conference, we had an experience that made us better writers. While critiquing a promising piece of fiction, we became frustrated because we couldn't put our finger on why the story didn't quite work. The tale, which centered around a young soldier's baptismal firefight in Vietnam, at first seemed solid. The main character was believable, the setting was described in gritty realism, and the plot had a beginning, middle, and end. But although the story was technically correct, it didn't really capture our interest. We found we couldn't get ...


Inventing Metaphors To Understand The Genre Of Poetry, Phyllis Whitin Dec 2000

Inventing Metaphors To Understand The Genre Of Poetry, Phyllis Whitin

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

To make personally meaningful connections with poetry as a genre, students in the author's seventh grade classes generated original metaphors to describe the essence of poetry.


The Widening Gyre: Images As Central To The Global Village, Mark Smith Dec 2000

The Widening Gyre: Images As Central To The Global Village, Mark Smith

The Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning

The image is emerging as the lingua franca of technological culture, both resurrecting characteristics of pre-literate classicism and consolidating the global community.


Why Wildeve Had To Die: Mimetic Triangles And Violent Ends In The Return Of The Native, Jeff Massey Ph.D. Jul 2000

Why Wildeve Had To Die: Mimetic Triangles And Violent Ends In The Return Of The Native, Jeff Massey Ph.D.

Faculty Works: English

Although significant critical attention has been directed toward understanding Eustacia Vye’s death in Hardy’s The V^tum of the Native (1878), substantially less has been paid to the other corpse fished from Shadwater Weir, Damon Wildeve. I feel the reasons behind his death remain largely unexplored. Damon and Eustacia, in many ways so similar to one another, meet an identical end beneath the waters of the drainage pool. No small critical effort has been directed towards understanding Eustacia Vye’s death, be it simple suicide, narcissistic death wish (Mitchell), pagan necessity (Giordano), or punishment for gender transgression Deen).


Slave Wall, Hal Charles Jun 2000

Slave Wall, Hal Charles

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Names In 'Shiloh', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Apr 2000

Names In 'Shiloh', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Ms-006: Papers Of The Philomathaean And Phrenakosmian Societies, Melodie A. Foster, Christine M. Ameduri Mar 2000

Ms-006: Papers Of The Philomathaean And Phrenakosmian Societies, Melodie A. Foster, Christine M. Ameduri

All Finding Aids

The bulk of the collection consists of the official record books of the two societies and their libraries. Constitutions, minute books, account books and library circulation records cover the period 1831-1924 (with gaps). There are several library catalogues, arranged both alphabetically and numerically. Also included are correspondence spanning the societies’ years of existence in the form of letters received and copies of letters sent, and evidence of society activities including event programs, debating topics, and copies of essays, poems and addresses delivered before the societies.

Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids are discovery tools used to describe and provide ...


Making Connections, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Feb 2000

Making Connections, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

Last summer as instructors at a creative-writing conference, we had an experience that made us better writers. While critiquing a promising piece of fiction, we became frustrated because we couldn't put our finger on why the story didn't quite work. The tale, which centered around a young soldier's baptismal firefight in Vietnam, at first seemed solid. The main character was believable, the setting was described in gritty realism, and the plot had a beginning, middle, and end. But although the story was technically correct, it didn't really capture our interest. We found we couldn't get ...


Tales Of The Unexpected, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Feb 2000

Tales Of The Unexpected, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


The Effect Of Modeling A Jigsaw Task On Communicative Strategies Of Esl Learners, Sojung Kim Choe Jan 2000

The Effect Of Modeling A Jigsaw Task On Communicative Strategies Of Esl Learners, Sojung Kim Choe

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study examines one aspect of task-based language instruction, an increasingly popular approach, which provides learners practice in performing communicative acts in English and which promotes learners' ability to use communicative strategies when problems are encountered (Long 1983; Pica 1996; Tarone & Yule 1995). This study addresses the question of whether or not a video of native speakers of English (NSE) interacting during a jigsaw task positively affects the communicative strategies of English as a Second Language (ESL) learners involved in a similar task. Two experiments were conducted. A video model showing two NSE using communicative strategies including confirmation and comprehension ...


Evaluation Of Computer Software For Elementary School Esl Classes , Bruce Peter Arendt Jan 2000

Evaluation Of Computer Software For Elementary School Esl Classes , Bruce Peter Arendt

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Public Speaking In A Cross-Cultural Classroom Environment: A Survey Of Student Attitudes And Perceived Needs, Kelly Ann Wonder Jan 2000

Public Speaking In A Cross-Cultural Classroom Environment: A Survey Of Student Attitudes And Perceived Needs, Kelly Ann Wonder

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to gather evidence about whether or not students would be interested in taking the public speaking course in the cross-cultural format, and whether or not NNS would be likely to fit well in such a class with NS. To determine student interest in cross-cultural programming and perceived needs in the public speaking course, a survey was given to the students enrolled in speech communications 212 at Iowa State University during the spring semester of 2000. This study reports the findings and results of the Public Speaking and Cultural Perceptions Survey. Responses were collected from ...


Compliments In The Classroom: Gender And Status Differences In Midwestern American English, Cheryl Beth Riesberg Jan 2000

Compliments In The Classroom: Gender And Status Differences In Midwestern American English, Cheryl Beth Riesberg

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Communicative Grammar Tasks: Language Use And Students' Preferences, Felicidade Nogueira Coimbra Van Acker Jan 2000

Communicative Grammar Tasks: Language Use And Students' Preferences, Felicidade Nogueira Coimbra Van Acker

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In this study I investigate the effectiveness of two communicative grammar tasks. I examine the tasks in terms of the language use and I determine the students' preferences regarding them. One of the communicative grammar tasks was designed to elicit the use of prepositions and the other was designed to elicit the use of relative clauses. Two groups of students participated in this study: native speakers from different various fields of study and non-native speakers (from two proficiency levels) enrolled in an Intensive English Orientation Program. Both groups performed the two tasks and the frequencies of the targeted structures were ...


Evaluation Of The English Placement Test 1999 University Of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Priyanvada Abeywickrama Jan 2000

Evaluation Of The English Placement Test 1999 University Of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Priyanvada Abeywickrama

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The objectives of the English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) of the Dept. of English, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, have broadened over the years to encompass the changing needs of the students who enter the university system. In 1998 again, there was a major change and the ELTU replied by adopting another new approach to teaching. This directly resulted in changes to areas such as the curriculum, lesson materials and testing. The English Placement Test (EPT) 99 was developed to place new entrants to the Intensive English Program in the Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The EPT ...


Investigation Of A Multimedia Approach To Teaching Spoken English, Hye-Ryon Cho Hong Jan 2000

Investigation Of A Multimedia Approach To Teaching Spoken English, Hye-Ryon Cho Hong

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to investigate how learners will interact with multimedia that delivers pictures, audio, and various interactional modifications in teaching spoken English to Korean elementary school children who are currently taking ESL courses or having lessons from private tutors in the USA. In this study, two activities, listening and speaking, were studied using a commercial multimedia CD-ROM program, 'Smart Start English' by Syracuse language System, Inc. According to the results of this research through speaking and listening activities, it seems obvious that such multimedia CD-ROM programs can be used effectively for assisting L2 students to make ...


Book Talk In A Thematic Literature Unit, Cathy E. Dickerson Jan 2000

Book Talk In A Thematic Literature Unit, Cathy E. Dickerson

Graduate Research Papers

Discussions of literature may be viewed as a part of the social environment in which students can work together collaboratively to construct meaning. Book talk, or discussion, in a thematic unit encourages students to focus attention on the important ideas in their literature experiences, thus moving them beyond literal comprehension to inferential thinking.

The theme of survival was chosen to promote book talk. A web was created that visually mapped the different aspects of the topic. The book Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen, was chosen to introduce the unit and was read aloud to all children. This book became a foil ...


Building Quality Esl Programs: Two Central Iowa Case Studies, Shaeley Q. Santiago Jan 2000

Building Quality Esl Programs: Two Central Iowa Case Studies, Shaeley Q. Santiago

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In recent years, increasing research has been related to Limited English Proficient (LEP) students in the public schools. This is due in part to a growing awareness of LEP students as their numbers increase not only in areas such as California and Texas which have traditionally had LEP students, but also across the nation. In particular, Midwestern states such as Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska have seen a large increase in LEP students in the past ten years. In Iowa, the increase has been dramatic, with an overall increase of nearly 77%, in the number of ESL students who qualify ...


A Comparison Of The Use Of Modal Verbs In Research Articles By Professionals And Non-Native Speaking Graduate Students, Jenny Marie Hykes Jan 2000

A Comparison Of The Use Of Modal Verbs In Research Articles By Professionals And Non-Native Speaking Graduate Students, Jenny Marie Hykes

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Purdue Books In Comparative Cultural Studies, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek Jan 2000

Purdue Books In Comparative Cultural Studies, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

CLCWeb Library

No abstract provided.


Style Guide For Books In Comparative Cultural Studies, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek Jan 2000

Style Guide For Books In Comparative Cultural Studies, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

CLCWeb Library

No abstract provided.


King Of The Bingo Game, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 1999

King Of The Bingo Game, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

Critics have long recognized symbolism as one of Ralph Ellison's favorite devices. However, a lesser-known technique, juxtaposition, illuminates the racism theme so prominent in his classic short story "King of the Bingo Game." By contrasting the main character's major fantasy with his real-life situation, Ellison makes more poignant the gap between white and black America in the 1930s.


Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Dec 1999

Ibsen's Hedda Gabler, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

No abstract provided.


Anatomies Of Violence. University Of Sydney: Rihss., Ruth Walker, Kylie Brass, John Byron Dec 1999

Anatomies Of Violence. University Of Sydney: Rihss., Ruth Walker, Kylie Brass, John Byron

Ruth Walker

No abstract provided.


Learning And Enjoying Literature In English, Bradley Baurain Dec 1999

Learning And Enjoying Literature In English, Bradley Baurain

Bradley Baurain

No abstract provided.