Wednesday, April 29, 2009

off on a tangent

hi everyone, i was just thinking about this "off on a tangent" exercise, and man, it's so easily adaptable for anything. Like i would love to do this with anything every time we meet, like bring a song that is related to the text and explain it, or a poem, or a comic strip, or a piece of clothing, or a painting, photo, drawing, even a film clip - break down the connection we see, and see what other connections people dream up.

in addition to the analysis it encourages in participants, and the obvious benefits that come with exploring literary themes in both literary or non-literary artforms, it also helps us think and talk about ourselves in new ways, and to learn about each other some of the things we never would have known.

it's a busy day today. but nice outside.

1 comment:

  1. can you explain the "off on a tangent" again?
    is it just to bring something related to WW? will this serve as a foundation for the youth curriculum?