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Only after a writer lets literature shape her can she perhaps shape literature.

Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

Robinson Crusoe with Dinosaurs?

Today while teaching, I joked that Robinson Crusoe gets attacked by dinosaurs on his island—Jurassic Park style all the way. And the students believed me. It seems that they have not been keeping up with their reading.

In response, I challenged one student to rewrite Robinson Crusoe and add dinosaurs. If she does, the whole class gets homemade cookies. Daniel Defoe never saw this coming.