Group Collaboration Produces Surprising Sources

Students Draw on Pop Culture to Analyze Literature

by Linda Odette

When innovation, collaboration, reading, language and writing all can be taught in a single project, it's a win-win for both teachers and students. That's what "A Raisin in the Sun" and Jimmy Kimmel helped teach a team of students in Molly Stabler's honors English class recently. "We ended up somewhere between the TV show 'Are You Smarter Than a Fifth-Grader' and Kimmel's show," Katie Dinkel said of her group's final project...