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The Personal Creed Project

At the beginning of this school year, I moved from the traditional classroom setting at my school to the dropout recovery program. At the same time, I read and was incredibly inspired by John Creger’s book The Personal Creed Project. … Continue reading


08. May 2012 by Kendra
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Media Literacy and the News Unit Plan

Here’s a unit I did a couple of years ago on Media Literacy and the News.  It’s designed to be used with the graphic novel Media Meltdown published by Orca Books and is suitable for middle school or older students … Continue reading


24. October 2011 by Kendra
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Great American Speeches, part 1

I started this unit with a lecture introducing the rhetorical situation and the rhetorical triangle. Purdue’s Online Writing Lab has a PowerPoint presentation on the rhetorical situation that provides a great overview of the rhetorical situation. I used it but … Continue reading


01. February 2009 by Kendra
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