15186RE: [mythsoc] 4, 5 & 6 graders...suggestions for short stories?
- Jul 1, 2005I just finished a week of teaching writing to 7th & 8th graders (also not my
cup of tea, but I was asked when someone else backed out)--we wrote and
re-wrote some fairy tales, and the girls were very imaginative in their
What about reading some Lloyd Alexander? I loved the Prydain books when I
was a 4th grader.
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>Subject: [mythsoc] 4, 5 & 6 graders...suggestions for short stories?
>Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 08:32:22 -0700
>I'm doing a little teaching at UC Berkeley's "Summer Camp for Gifted
>Children" this July. (A teacher fell while out salsa dancing and broke her
>ankle-- she may have just strained the Achilles tendon, the X-rays aren't
>clear. So, would I like the job? I don't normally teach youngsters, but...
>Three classes for three weeks staring Monday. I'll be teaching writing to
>middle schoolers, speech to 4 & 5 graders (that should be fun), and --
>FANTASY FICTION!! to 4, 5 & 6 graders -- any suggestions for short stories?
>Thanks loads! Lezlie
>"...it concerns three men who are about to be executed. The prison governor
>calls them to his office, and explains that each will be granted a last
>request. The first one confesses that he has led a sinful life, and would
>like to see a priest. The governor says he thinks he can arrange that. And
>the second man? The second man explains that he is a professor of
>cybernetics. His last request is to deliver a final and definitive answer
>the question: what is cybernetics? The governor accedes to this request
>also. And the third man? Well, he is a doctoral student of the professor --
>his request is to be executed second."Joke Related by Stafford Beer
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