Thursday, August 07, 2008


That is the title of one of the most powerful young adult stories I have ever read. It also happens to be by a former college instructor of mine, Will Weaver. Mandy, who teachers over at the ALC, gave me a copy of it. I have not been so bowled like I was by that story in a very long time.

Will's work came up in the MNHS class today - namely his stories "A Gravestone Made of Wheat" and "Dispersal" from his short story collection called "A Gravestone Made of Wheat." I mentioned how great "WWJD" was. With some downtime, I decided to type it in on google and see what came up.

Did I get surprise, for this youtube video of it came up. While this is losely based on the story, I thought it would be a great idea to have students create youtube videos for the stories we read (isn't it incredible that we teach in a time when such things are possible. Well, youtube is blocked at our school but we know a way around that and our network supervisor doesn't get worked up about it).

I'm already envisioning what my students could do with such stories as "The Masque of the Red Death," "A Rose for Emily," "The Lottery," "Young Goodman Brown," and so on.

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