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OP 22. "This Wooden Shack Place": The Logic of an Unconventional Reading

By Glynda Hull, Mike Rose

Summary: Hull and Rose analyze an interaction between Rose and a student in a remedial college composition class, where the student's personal history and cultural background shape an unconventional reading of a poem used in a writing assignment. They discuss the logic of the student's interpretation of the poem, showing the value of conversing with students about interpretations that initially strike the teacher as "a little off the mark." December, 1990; 10 pages.

OP 22. "This Wooden Shack Place": The Logic of an Unconventional Reading
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