OGDEN — Every year for the past 21, student authors in Carol Wilde’s honors language arts classes have complained about missing their book deadlines.
And every year, Wilde has offered the same response. “That’s not my problem,” said Wilde, a longtime teacher at Mount Ogden Junior High School. “You fired me.”
Teaching responsibility and planning is a big part of the payoff from Wilde’s annual assignment, for which students write and edit an original story, create the artwork and page layout, and produce a single copy of a book, complete with title page, and a dust jacket with author biography or reviewer comments.