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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Codell tell B. B., which she later apologizes for?
2. What is Mr. Turner's criticism of the Storyteller Festival?
3. What is the stated purpose of the "educational chiropractor" early in Part III?
4. In Codell's reading group method, what role does the "practical predictor" play?
5. What gift does Akila give to Codell?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
At the end of the epilogue, Codell states: "Everything [my students] become, I also become. And everything about me, they helped to create." Dissect and explain this enigmatic statement. What implications does this have for the teaching process as well as the learning process? How might such a statement help to explain Codell's larger philosophy about the correct way to teach?
Essay Topic 2
Codell must frequently deal with misbehaving students.
1)What is Codell's attitude about bad behavior? Should a teacher consider the student's home situation when disciplining the child?
2)What is a principal's role in addressing and correcting bad behavior?
3)Why does Codell disagree with the corrective behavior administered by the parents of B. B. and Twanette, for two examples?
Essay Topic 3
As evidenced by teaching about the Holocaust and about sexual education, what does Codell see as the limits of presenting material to her class? What is Codell's attitude towards teaching uncomfortable or adult subjects to children?
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