Monday, November 9, 2009

Mangos to Mangos

Hi Everyone

I just wanted to comment on Arcy's game that we played on friday and how I found it to be interesting and fun. At first i thought there was no way she can turn apples to apples into something educational but she did and it gave me insight into how other people thought of some of Woolf's ideas. For example when group one was playing the adjective card was "influential" and Jimmy put down a quote about the women of previous generations not being into the business of making money. At first I was really confused as to why he thought it was influential but once he began to explain it I totally understood what he was trying to get at.

The game required you to go back into the text and defend your card even if it wasn't the best one there. I thought this was cool because you were forced to think outside of just your interpretation of the book and look for evidence and different connections. I had a lot of fun but also got to hear about other peoples ideas about important quotes, people, and things in the book. Another reason i found the game so interesting is the two piles of cards split the novel into concrete details and the words that sum up the important ideas in the novel.

2 comments:

  1. I'm glad you found my game so helpful Keefe! =] You definitely grapsed the point I was trying to get at with it! Thanks for the postive evaluation :)

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  2. I thought it was great too, Arcy! I particularly liked how you commented on how well the two different groups played at the end. By doing that, you revealed the ways that playing can be not only productive but also rigorous.

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