Learning a New Skill Exercise
Evolving a Topic Exercise
Readings from The Prentice Hall Guide
Student Readings from Other Sources
Teacher Readings from Other Sources
EVOLUTION OF A TOPIC
Questions to Ask Myself
My possible topic
(What experiences have I had with language?)
Too broad--list types
(How might I break this down into types of dialects? What dialects do I know?)
Still too broad-- Make selection.
(Which of these interests me most? Which one do I have the most personal connection with?)
(What are the different kinds of New England accents that I can think of?)
Still too broad/ Make selection
(Which one do I have the most personal connection to? Which one might be the most interesting?)
(What makes up Vermontese?)
What do these indicate?
(Make historical/social connections--source, cause/effect.)
OR: How do I feel about this? What is my connection?
(Make personal connections.)
Other connections I
Where do I see a contradiction?
(How does this contradict some other idea I have?)