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Paul Jackson replied to Kelli Newlon's discussion Ideas in the group Using Writer's Notebooks
"Something along the lines of things they know about. 1. Have them list the people they know in government. 2. Maybe all the different religions they know. 3. All the different cultures they have met. 4. Its an oldie with a twist. Have them make a…"
Sep 10, 2010
Paul Jackson replied to Kelli Newlon's discussion Ideas in the group Using Writer's Notebooks
"Lists about what? I would have them list things they are interested in learning about."
Sep 9, 2010
Paul Jackson replied to Paul Jackson's discussion Review in the group High School Teachers
"OK, I would love to read your stories too. Just let me know where I can email it. Just a thought, short stories are great to share with students because many of them will read something short and you dont have to pull their teeth to get them to read…"
Jul 8, 2010
Dani Aldrich replied to Paul Jackson's discussion Review in the group High School Teachers
"That sounds like a good story. I've been working on one myself for years, might have to turn it into a collection of short stories. I'd like to take a look at it."
Jul 8, 2010
Paul Jackson replied to Paul Jackson's discussion Review in the group High School Teachers
"It is called A Servant's Story, and is about slavery in Va. It is the story of a little slave girl who was the body servant of a plantation owner. It looks at all the different kinds of slaves, and how people felt about them."
Jul 8, 2010
Paul Jackson replied to Dani Aldrich's discussion Back to School in the group High School Teachers
"Georgia, and the beginning of August."
Jul 8, 2010
Dani Aldrich replied to Paul Jackson's discussion Review in the group High School Teachers
"What's it about?"
Jul 8, 2010
Paul Jackson added a discussion to the group High School Teachers
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Jul 8, 2010
Paul Jackson replied to Dani Aldrich's discussion Back to School in the group High School Teachers
"One icebreaker I like to use is a variation of the ancient "What did you all do this summer." Have the critters take turns, and they have to say something they did that they think no one else might have done. Once a "thing" is…"
Jul 8, 2010
Paul Jackson commented on Dani Aldrich's group High School Teachers
"Several O'Henry stories make great mentor texts. You can find one to fit just about any student."
Jul 8, 2010
Paul Jackson replied to Dani Aldrich's discussion Using computers to grade essays in the group High School Teachers
"Using a rubric is good. I even get the students to help make it, but I teach high school. I hand grade, but one good thing to use to grade essays or stories is highlighters. Some kids do work well on the computer, and if they turn them in that way,…"
Jun 27, 2010
Paul Jackson replied to Dani Aldrich's discussion Using computers to grade essays in the group High School Teachers
"About the only on line scoring tool I use is a plagiarism checker. The others just do not work well."
Mar 2, 2010
Paul Jackson commented on Dani Aldrich's group High School Teachers
"Right now I am having the students write for an interesting prompt. I found a lonely grave. It is marked Bessie VanBuren Age 19 Beloved wife and mother died July 11, 1835 I have the students writing the story of how Bessie came to be there, and it…"
Feb 17, 2010
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Jan 26, 2010

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Who I am

I have been doing living history events for about 30 years. Currently I command a regiment of engineers and am a Chaplain.

I write multi genre... love to get deep inside a good character.

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At 7:12pm on January 26, 2010, Paul Jackson said…
I thought you might like this place
At 4:26pm on January 26, 2010, Dezarey Phillips said…
Hey, Its Dezy....I got your E-mail so I followed you here:)
At 7:00pm on January 25, 2010, Paul Jackson said…
I have two novels published, and am working on a third now.
 
 
 

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