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Going Bohemian: Activities That Engage Adolescents in the Art of Writing Well
Editors: Lawrence Baines, Anthony J. Kunkel
Going Bohemian contains 45 cutting edge lessons that have been proven effective in some of the toughest classrooms in America. The book contains no blather, no abstruse theoretical musings, just descriptions of activities that seem to set an adolescent's mind on fire. Included are lesson plans that explain the objectives, materials, set-up, and procedures of each activity. Many lessons are accompanied by student writing samples. To get anything out of GOBO, you should have an artistic sensibility, a shady former life (before you became a teacher), and an unshakable belief in the power of words
"Going Bohemian is an excellent resource for the classroom teacher.
Its innovative suggestions for enhancing the writing assignments in
English class are state-of-the-art and will excite both students and
teachers. I have tried several of the writing projects with my students,
and I enjoy the enthusiasm with which they have been met. The variety,
freshness, and appeal to adolescent interests of Bohemian's writing
assignments should make it a staple in language arts classrooms."