[Milton-L] PL Marathon reading

Horace Jeffery Hodges horacejeffery at gmail.com
Mon Apr 28 15:07:10 EDT 2014


I've seen wanton soup on menus, but I've never had the nerve to try it. As
for the "ethereal," it's always been hard to get a handle on . . .


Jeffery Hodges


On Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 11:30 PM, Jameela Lares <jameela.lares at usm.edu>wrote:

> Saturday was the 15th installment of my Mostly Annual Milton Read.  Like
> some, I hold it in my living room and we just read in a circle, with pauses
> after most books. This year I had a record 9 students read the epic under
> my roof. I only have one rule, which is Keep Reading. Those stumbling in
> book 1 have become pretty good readers of Milton by whenever it is they
> stop during the day.
>
> A few notes:
> --doughnuts are good to have at the beginning
> --the prose arguments are important for student comprehension
> --students will pronounce "wanton" correctly and then somehow hypercorrect
> to "wonton," as if the word referred to Chinese food.  The single biggest
> pronunciation difficulty is with "ethereal," which gets pronounced all
> kinds of ways, including "erethreal."
>
> Jameela Lares
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> The University of Southern Mississippi
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