If you enjoy thinking, learning, and hearing about the nuts and bolts of classroom practice, this one's for you!
In today's episode, I talk about three methods / exercises / approaches I've used to teach Emily Dickinson's poem “A narrow Fellow in the Grass.” And I get downright detailed, y'all: close-reading, concept-mapping, riddle poems, assembling textual evidence, and practicing poem annotation. And: hear my breadmaker bangin' up a storm in the background — whoops!
Listen in and let me know how *you* teach, or read, this poem. I'm curious to know!
- Emily Dickinson's “A narrow Fellow in the Grass”
- English 1G03: Emily Dickinson With Magda Zapędowska and Eugenia Zurowski
- Bill Bartley's faculty page
- Niigaan Sinclair's Twitter / faculty page
- I Pass the Talking Stick to You: Sharing, Reading, Teaching Residential School Stories conference
- Episode pic is of my own damn undergrad paper, in which I correctly spelled Dickinson's last name exactly 0 times. Growth!
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The podcast music is by Dyalla Swain and the graphics are by @muskrathands.
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