Pretext Activity

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Our Chinese/Italian 190 class worked with two poems about noodles and engaged in pretext activities. 

Pretext is a pedagogy that supports creative interaction with texts that often involve art, theater, music, visuals, or other mediums.  To learn more about pretext, please visit the following sites:

Understanding Visual and Intertextual Approaches in Pedagogical and Curriculum Research: A Pretext

Cultural Agents


Pretext poems:

Pretext Poem about Bing: Rhapsody on Pasta by Shu Xi

Pretext Poem about Pasta: The Poem Cat by Erica Jong


Student pretext work inspired by poems:

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