I wish (teacher sigh).

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by FrenchHen, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
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    I'm teaching a new subject this year.
    I want to teach the Odyssey, using the Fagles translation.
    I wish for the $$$ to buy several dozen.

    For clarification: I'm teaching Ninth Grade Language Arts. I taught summer school English twice, but never for the whole year.
    I have limited resources AND I'm the new kid on a very established block. It may be a while before I can get new books.
     
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  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I know what you mean, go for grants!
     
  3. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
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    Quote:Is this in English? Teacherese?
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Robert Fagles translated it in 1990 and did a beautiful job of it. The prose and manner of speaking is true to the old Greeks but makes it easier for the mid to high school student to read and understand.

    Yes into English.
     
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  5. FrenchHen

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    Jan 26, 2009
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    Quote:Is this in English? Teacherese?

    Englishteacherese. [​IMG]

    Robert Fagles has a lovely translation that's engaging and readable.
    When you think about it, that was a neat trick for something as old as a Greek epic.
     
  6. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
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    Oh, The Odyssey as in "The Iliad and The Odyssey", I thought it was teacher speak for some sort of teaching program. Those teacher companies are always naming things in weird ways!

    I understand what she is talking about now.
     
  7. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
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    Quote:Is this in English? Teacherese?

    Englishteacherese. [​IMG]

    Robert Fagles has a lovely translation that's engaging and readable.
    When you think about it, that was a neat trick for something as old as a Greek epic.

    I loved all those Greek Epics. I've read many of them, even some of the ones that aren't so popular.
     
  8. FrenchHen

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    Quote:You've got that right. [​IMG]
     
  9. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
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    Oh there is a phonics programs called Compass learning oddessy, but she teaches secondary not elementary.
     
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