Eva’s Mom

June 11, 2008 at 11:40 pm 1 comment

I’ve traded two emails (each) with Eva’s mom tonight. (She initiated the conversation.)

Apparently this is Eva’s fourth attempt at English 9. I asked what I could do to help this year be a success for her, and Eva’s mom asked if I could forward each day’s agenda to her so that she could make sure Eva was staying on top of things. She also indicated that Romeo and Juliet was particularly difficult for Eva and asked if it was required.

I responded that of course I would send her agendas, updates, and progress reports. I told her that yes, R&J was required, but that if the original Shakespeare was presenting a problem Eva might have better luck with an alternate text – a graphic novel edition, or one written in contemporary or simpler language. I also told her that I wouldn’t be the one teaching R&J (it’s second semester curriculum) but that I had heard very good things about the teacher who would be taking over at the new term.


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  • 1. Gette  |  June 30, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    I’ve had good luck with “No Fear Shakespeare” at the 10th and 12th grade level. Especially is she’s had a couple gos at it before, it might be a good alternative for her.


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