Sunday, February 19, 2006

The Gauntlet Was Thrown And I Performed A Pratfall To Pick It Up

I attended a College Board training this weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the experience of English teacher nerd camp (this was my first of this kind).

I came back into my own a bit during a session. The discussion was on teaching tone (wooo!! Teaching tone!! Paaarrr-tay!!!) and the speaker suggested using "Letters From A Nut".

"Can I get someone to read this letter aloud please?"


I pause, thinking that everyone would want to read this aloud, why would they not!?!...but no one does! I try to sound all subdued and sophisticated even though I am giddy at the chance to read this.

"I can read the letter."

"I want to warn you, it's very hard to read this without laughing, but I'd
like you to do your best."


Does she know who she's talking to? Does she KNOW who she's talking to?

I clear my throat a bit, sit up straight and fix her with a look that will send her into convulsions as soon as I read the first line...

I want to inject ham in me...

2 comments:

Mamacita said...

I LOVE that book! I didn't know anybody else had ever heard of it!

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

Love it too!

Hey, how'd you like the weather this weekend? Not one but TWO ice storms! Yee haaa!