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An Archival Study Of Grammar Instruction: Looking To The Past For Future Best Practices In Writing Instruction, Hannah Patriquin May 2017

An Archival Study Of Grammar Instruction: Looking To The Past For Future Best Practices In Writing Instruction, Hannah Patriquin

Honors Program Theses and Projects

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Cracking The Code: Redefining Text Complexity, Complicating Reading Pedagogy, Creating Lifelong Readers And Learners, Sarah Bruns May 2017

Cracking The Code: Redefining Text Complexity, Complicating Reading Pedagogy, Creating Lifelong Readers And Learners, Sarah Bruns

Honors Program Theses and Projects

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Literature Of The First Encounters: Using Self-Immersion In The Scholarly Study Of First Encounter Texts To Develop A Fifth Grade Text Set, Angela Skrabec May 2015

Literature Of The First Encounters: Using Self-Immersion In The Scholarly Study Of First Encounter Texts To Develop A Fifth Grade Text Set, Angela Skrabec

Honors Program Theses and Projects

This interdisciplinary research project integrated training and techniques from two disciplines: English and Elementary Education. The purpose of the project was to immerse myself in the scholarly study of First Encounter (encounter between the natives and English settlers in the New World) texts in order to create a fifth grade text set, a selection of approximately 20-25 quality children’s books that represent a diverse range of reading levels and genres. My research entailed reading a variety of First Encounter literatures and using New Historicism to analyze each as part of my English scholarship. In addition, after reviewing research on ...


Designing Social Change: Inquiry-Based Practice & Teaching, Donald Tarallo Jan 2015

Designing Social Change: Inquiry-Based Practice & Teaching, Donald Tarallo

Art and Art History Faculty Publications

This paper shares an exploratory and inquiry-based graphic design project and the resultant pedagogic approach that offers arts and design educators ideas on teaching to instigate positive social change. The author summarizes a year-long fellowship project where he worked as a change agent in service to a partnership of six non-profit, after-school arts programs in Providence, Rhode Island who are organized as the Providence Youth Arts Collaborative (PYAC).

The intention of this project was two-fold. The primary effort was to investigate ways graphic design can be strategically used to seed interest and empower youth to make positive choices with how ...


Jane Austen And The 21st-Century Classroom, Maureen Jecrois Dec 2014

Jane Austen And The 21st-Century Classroom, Maureen Jecrois

Honors Program Theses and Projects

Across the United States, educators and administrators have been discussing whether classical literature still has a place within the high school classroom. Included in this discussion are the works of Jane Austen. And while Jane Austen’s texts have much to offer as far as discussion on gender and familial dynamics, economic and political tension, and, of course, societal norms (what our communities expect from us individually and as a whole), the texts present many challenges within the frameworks of today’s classroom. What we have come to know as “our” time is a rapidly changing environment filled with experiences ...


Voices Of Hope: Designing Social Change, Donald Tarallo Jan 2013

Voices Of Hope: Designing Social Change, Donald Tarallo

Presidential Fellows Program

Proposal Abstract:

If awarded this fellowship, I will devote my time to employ graphic design toward creating positive social change for youth living in the underprivileged neighborhoods of Providence, Rhode Island. The change my project will embody addresses a paradigm shift taking place in the graphic design community as the focus moves from design as a practice that fuels a market to the awareness that graphic design is a social practice and that it can be vehicle for powerful and sustainable social change. This effort will inform my teaching, resulting in a model for art and design education addressing social ...


The Icelandic Sagas As A Subject For Undergraduate Study, John P. Sexton Jan 2012

The Icelandic Sagas As A Subject For Undergraduate Study, John P. Sexton

English Faculty Publications

While medieval studies has dramatically expanded its scope and the texts taught as part of its subject over the past few decades, the study of Icelandic saga literature is still a fringe discipline, particularly in North American academe. Rarer still is undergraduate exposure to the sagas, despite their appeal as texts and the rich possibilities they offer to students trained in Anglo-Saxon literature (or at least Beowulf) and familiar with Norse myth and legend through Tolkien or Marvel comics. The insular nature of the culture from which the literature springs is a contributing factor, of course—there is the undeniable ...


In Praise Of The Saints: Introducing Medieval Hagiography Into The British Literature Survey, John P. Sexton Jan 2010

In Praise Of The Saints: Introducing Medieval Hagiography Into The British Literature Survey, John P. Sexton

English Faculty Publications

Despite increased interest in hagiographic writing among scholars of early literature in the last few decades, serious study of saints’ lives in the undergraduate classroom remains rare. To some degree, this is a result of poor representation in the leading anthologies,[1]but another contributing factor has been the perception of a distinction between hagiographic and other medieval writing it terms of genre or of literary value. Such distinctions, however, are modern inventions, and do not accurately reflect the medieval reader or writer’s view. Nor is the inclusion of the literature alongside the expected “great works” difficult or jarring ...


The Comment, June 1, 1989, Bridgewater State College Jun 1989

The Comment, June 1, 1989, Bridgewater State College

The Comment

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The Comment, May 11, 1989, Bridgewater State College May 1989

The Comment, May 11, 1989, Bridgewater State College

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The Comment, May 4, 1989, Bridgewater State College May 1989

The Comment, May 4, 1989, Bridgewater State College

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The Comment, April 27, 1989, Bridgewater State College Apr 1989

The Comment, April 27, 1989, Bridgewater State College

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The Comment, April 20, 1989, Bridgewater State College Apr 1989

The Comment, April 20, 1989, Bridgewater State College

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The Comment, April 13, 1989, Bridgewater State College Apr 1989

The Comment, April 13, 1989, Bridgewater State College

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The Comment, April 6, 1989, Bridgewater State College Apr 1989

The Comment, April 6, 1989, Bridgewater State College

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The Comment, March 30, 1989, Bridgewater State College Mar 1989

The Comment, March 30, 1989, Bridgewater State College

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The Comment, March 9, 1989, Bridgewater State College Mar 1989

The Comment, March 9, 1989, Bridgewater State College

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The Comment, March 2, 1989, Bridgewater State College Mar 1989

The Comment, March 2, 1989, Bridgewater State College

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The Comment, February 16, 1989, Bridgewater State College Feb 1989

The Comment, February 16, 1989, Bridgewater State College

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The Comment, February 9, 1989, Bridgewater State College Feb 1989

The Comment, February 9, 1989, Bridgewater State College

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The Comment, February 2, 1989, Bridgewater State College Feb 1989

The Comment, February 2, 1989, Bridgewater State College

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The Comment, January 26, 1989, Bridgewater State College Jan 1989

The Comment, January 26, 1989, Bridgewater State College

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The Comment, December 15, 1988, Bridgewater State College Dec 1988

The Comment, December 15, 1988, Bridgewater State College

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The Comment, December 8, 1988, Bridgewater State College Dec 1988

The Comment, December 8, 1988, Bridgewater State College

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The Comment, December 1, 1988, Bridgewater State College Dec 1988

The Comment, December 1, 1988, Bridgewater State College

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The Comment, November 17, 1988, Bridgewater State College Nov 1988

The Comment, November 17, 1988, Bridgewater State College

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The Comment, November 10, 1988, Bridgewater State College Nov 1988

The Comment, November 10, 1988, Bridgewater State College

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The Comment, November 3, 1988, Bridgewater State College Nov 1988

The Comment, November 3, 1988, Bridgewater State College

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The Comment, October 27, 1988, Bridgewater State College Oct 1988

The Comment, October 27, 1988, Bridgewater State College

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The Comment, October 20, 1988, Bridgewater State College Oct 1988

The Comment, October 20, 1988, Bridgewater State College

The Comment

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