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Big Read, Small Groups: Theme-Based Composition and Learning Communities in the Online Classroom

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This presentation showcases efforts to improve student success in writing by creating a theme-based semester-long journey with connections between readings and assignments in Composition I. Audience members will walk through the construction of a theme-based course, discuss experience with the National Endowment for the Arts “The Big Read” texts as first-year novels, and explore the challenges of conducting discussions in online classes.

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Apr 6th, 2:05 PM Apr 6th, 2:55 PM

Big Read, Small Groups: Theme-Based Composition and Learning Communities in the Online Classroom

Room 205

This presentation showcases efforts to improve student success in writing by creating a theme-based semester-long journey with connections between readings and assignments in Composition I. Audience members will walk through the construction of a theme-based course, discuss experience with the National Endowment for the Arts “The Big Read” texts as first-year novels, and explore the challenges of conducting discussions in online classes.